Text from a dictionary showing the definition for concussion.

Sports Medicine Australia, in collaboration with others, has examined the ever-evolving concussion research and reviewed concussion care globally to formulate the, ‘Australian Concussion Guidelines, for youth and community sport’ document, which was released in early 2024. A link to the compete document is provided at the conclusion of this summary. The mechanism for a concussion …read more

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

What is the Physical Culture Movement?

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Movement Health in ,
An image of child on pommel horse taken from Guts Muths book Gymnastics for Youth

The Physical Culture Movement was a health and fitness movement that began in Europe during the 19th century, spreading to England and the United States it continued till the mid-20th century. The Movement’s ideology was driven by multiple factors and it had an eclectic group of contributors. The Physical Culture Movements legacy can still be …read more

Pilates standing footwork – a good exercise for skiers

Posted on September 9, 2017 by Movement Health in ,
male doing standing pilates footwork to help with skiing

Squats, lunges etc can be the standard exercises used to prepare the lower body for skiing. The Pilates exercise standing footwork from the 2×4 series is a twist on the squat movement and is closely related to footwork on the reformer. Pilates standing footwork is a whole-body exercise that strengthens the feet, ankles, knees and …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

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