RUN HUB brought to you by Healthfocus.

Healthfocus Physiotherapy, is dedicated to supporting the Albury/Wodonga running community with its launch of RUN HUB.

The RUN HUB is specifically designed for runners, and supports a range of fitness levels from amateurs, everyday runners, and the elite. It aims to improve the well-being of people across their lifestage with proven, evidence-based outcomes.

“With many people wanting to become more active and get moving again, we wanted to provide the community with a variety of services to address the barriers to improving their fitness and training” shared Principal owners, Michael and Simone Bowler.…

GLA:D™ Australia Program

Healthfocus Physiotherapy now proudly offers Albury/Wodonga regional residents who are suffering from hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) the chance to join the GLA:D program. You may ask what the GLA:D program actually is? GLA:D, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

 

It involves an education and exercise program that reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis research. It also includes feedback from people with OA and trainers on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.…

Jaw pain is no laughing matter

 

Every year since I was in Uni, I have got together with a special group of friends. This annual weekend is always fun and great for catching up with all the gossip and news. One of our group is always allowed to get a room to herself however. Having an unfortunate habit of grinding her teeth once asleep, it was easier to give her a solo room than keep an unhappy roomie awake with the persistent grinding that can only be described as second only to fingernails down a blackboard in making me cringe.…

“Hey Doc. I’ve lost my core”. Spinal Stability explained.

Have you ever been told that you need to work on your “core” by a health professional or fitness instructor? Does your “core” just disappear because you didn’t know it was there in the first place or did you just misplace it one day?

So what does the term core stability mean? Like so many terms related to health, it has various meanings to different health professionals.  Some clients with back pain will roll their eyes when I suggest using an exercise approach to low back pain.” I’ve done it all before and it doesn’t work” they lament. …

Let’s talk about pain

Chronic pain is an invisible burden carried by an estimated 20% of all Australians. Ongoing pain affects all aspects of a person’s home and work life. Feelings of loss and grief are a part of everyday life for those experiencing chronic pain. They may also experience a fear that life may never return to normal. These feelings are rarely shared with the people closest to them. It is important that we talk about pain. In order to talk about pain it is important to know a little about what it is and why it happens so that we can support family and friends who might be going through this by themselves.…

Physiotherapy: more than just a massage

When I tell people what I do for a living, I often get the response “physiotherapy, you must do a lot of massage”.

It’s fair to say that I do perform massage in my profession, however this is often a small and sometimes non-existent adjunct to my overall treatment.

In fact, physiotherapists have a wide range of skills and treatment options that aim to not just make you better, but rather work towards achieving your goals and living your life how you wish. …

Classes: find your fit

Group fitness classes are a great way to stay fit and healthy. They are a lot of fun and can be a nice way to meet people with similar interests and goals. There is a huge variety of classes so chances are there’s one that will suit you. There’s boxing, dance, spin classes, weight training, high intensity, yoga and Pilates. Just to name a few.

Stepping into a new class for the first time can be daunting. Some classes may require unfamiliar equipment or unfamiliar terminology (did the instructor just say down dog? What on earth is that?). Often classes are done to music. Keeping up with the pace of the music as well as trying to get your head around strange new moves can all be scary.…

How to prevent the dreaded ACL injury

Three letters no-one wants to hear. ACL. It’s the injury no one wants, though it is all too common in many of the popular sports on the border.

The recovery is typically lengthy, and surgery is usually an option, especially for young people, and those keen on returning to competitive sport. The injury is more common in women than men, with an estimated two to eight times increased risk of injury.…