By Kate Caetano When the pain just won’t go away! You’ve stretched, you’re taking fish oil and wearing your sport shoes everywhere you go, but your knee pain just doesn’t get better. Maybe it’s not your knee? The knee is part of a chain that includes the pelvis, hip, thigh and the lower leg, ankle…

The Evolution of the Fitness Industry

By: Carey Giddens – General Manager There is no doubt that the Fitness Industry has changed dramatically and continues to change on a regular basis. There’s never been more options with access now even available 24/7. There’s CrossFit, Boot Camps, Weight Training, Group Fitness, Yoga, Pilates and so much more. It can be incredibly confusing…

By Carrie Aspin, Exercise Physiologist In the world of fitness, it’s hard to know what’s what when you’re starting out. There seems to be so many ways to skin a cat and many“truths” flying around on what’s the best way to get fit/maintain that fitness! Society has trended towards a desk-based lifestyle which has been…

By Kate Caetano, Podiatrist and Run Coach Does this sound familiar? “At your age there’s nothing we can do about your Arthritis”.  You might have had someone say this to you or to someone you know. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s options for treatment including gait training, massage, acupuncture and Trigenics®…

Understanding your massage and your massage aftercare plan

In this edition, we have put together some tips to help you better understand the effect of quality Massage Therapy and also what steps you should take following your massage treatments to get the very best results. Click here to read the full article. Understanding your massage and your massage aftercare plan The basic goals…

Keep warm, and look after yourself this winter.

Keep warm, and look after yourself this winter. I hope everyone is keeping rugged up in this cold weather!  It’s also that time of year where winter colds can start bringing us down and make us feel like staying huddled inside with our box of tissues and feeling sorry for ourselves!  It would be nice to avoid them and there are…

The Benefits of Regular Sports Massage

By Melody Dickinson, Massage Therapist Successful athletes know that Sports Massage is essential part of recovery and injury prevention. A normal athlete’s cycle is that they need to be able to train, compete and recover. Which means athletes are often permanently geared to be active and don’t have enough relaxing/recovery time – the prolonged recovery…

Which Pilates Do you Need?

Which Pilates? Isn’t it just Pilates? That’s like saying “I do exercise”. Which exercise? Actually, Pilates is just that – a form of exercise. Which type of exercise you choose should depend on your goals for doing it – general or more extreme fitness, strength, body building, weight loss, managing a health condition, recovery from…

15 tips to manage stress at work

By Kyle Pennell, Senior Occupational Therapist Most of us experience some form of stress in our daily lives, whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, and people have differing abilities to handle different levels of stress. One of the keys to understanding and coping with stress is determining how much of it is…

Patellofemoral syndrome

By Jess Jefferies – Physiotherapist Patellofemoral syndrome is one of the most common causes of pain in the front of the knee in any age group, whether active or not. It is a bit of an umbrella term used to describe pain around the kneecap and the cause of the symptoms can vary between individuals….

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