Injury Prevention and Exercise

Posted on November 24, 2023 by Movement Health in ,
An image of two soccer players competing for the soccer ball

Sports injuries are injuries that occur during participation in sport or general exercise. They typically affect the various tissues of the musculoskeletal system such as the muscles, tendons, ligamentous structures, and bones. Sports injuries can be classified as acute or chronic, an acute sports injury could be a skier who twists their knee placing shearing …read more

Knee Meniscus Injuries

Posted on February 12, 2023 by Movement Health in ,
An image of a therapist performing a knee assessment.

What is the meniscus? Meniscus are crescent shaped fibrocartilaginous structures that are located between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone), they are located within the knee joint (tibiofemoral joint) and are attached to the joint capsule at the knee joint line. Each knee has two menisci, towards the inner aspect of the knee …read more

Another New Year’s goal setting post…

Posted on January 3, 2023 by Movement Health in ,
An image of the rainforest showing tall trees and mountains.

So, it’s that time of the year, it’s early 2023 and people start to talk about or commit to resolutions that involve developing healthier habits. So, what’s a habit? A habit is an automatic behaviour that can be developed intentionally or unintentionally. We can develop infinite numbers of habits as we navigate the world and …read more

The physical activity health paradox

Posted on April 24, 2020 by Movement Health in ,
A construction worker using a concrete saw.

Physical activity is one of the best things an individual can do to improve their health and using this rationale conventional thinking may suggest that having a physically demanding occupation therefore contributes positively to health. It is not unusual for people who work in industries such as the building trades to think that the physical …read more

A group of men stretching on the Swedish bars at the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics

The European Gymnast Physical Culturists played a substantial role in the beginnings of Exercise Science and Physical Education. Swedish Gymnastics and the German Turnen organisations were a foundation from which the scientific discipline of Sport and Exercise Science and the Physical Education profession emerged. In 1813 with government support Pehr Henrik Ling founder of Swedish …read more

Work the core, reduce stress…

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Movement Health in , ,
male and female doing Pilates sit up, could this help to reduce stress?

As someone who walks the line of multiple movement based disciplines I often find the evidence driven Exercise Physiology part of my professional make-up trying to unpack what is happening with some of the Pilates exercises. At times Pilates exercises may not seem all that functional and there can be limited levels of progressive overload. …read more

Whole body health

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Movement Health in , ,
after exercising two men and a woman sit on the kerb recovering and socialising a good display of whole body health

In my own experience the common perception of what an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) does is prepare exercise programming. This is certainly a big part of an AEP’s skill set; however a common response of mine is, “An AEP can prepare the best, most clinically appropriate exercise program, but does it get done”. In situations …read more

Movement and falls prevention

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Movement Health in
A practitioners hands whilst doing Taichi

With age the likelihood of a fall occurring increases, it also becomes more likely that a fall will result in a serious injury. As Australia’s population is ageing, there is likely to be an increase in the occurrence of falls and fall related injuries. Falls are the most common cause of injury in older people …read more

Helping people and doing good…

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Movement Health in ,
Ladies shoulders doing pike on Pilates chair

Late last year I participated in a respectful online professional debate, it’s not something I regularly do, however the topic was one I’m very passionate about. I was engaged with multiple online ‘adversaries’ who seemed very fixed in their position; as I was the only counter-point to the discussion I felt somewhat vulnerable, I also …read more

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