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Why Tai Chi Is As Good For You As CrossFit!

You’ve probably seen groups of people practicing tai chi in a park, so you have some idea what it’s all about. Slow, mindful movements. No weights. Low intensity. The practice combines aspects of ancient Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, and it’s the antithesis of most modern exercise programs that emphasise fast, vigorous activity. Indeed, […]

New Yoga Workshop

FEELING STRESSED? Did you know that regular yoga practice can change your genes?? A recent study @ Flinders University Adelaide found that 8 weeks of yoga reduced inflammation in highly stressed women and resulted in changes at the genetic level! Inflammation is one of the physical manifestations of chronic stress. Why not use our upcoming […]

Physiotherapy & Pain Management

Pain Management Physiotherapy is practised by professionally trained physiotherapists, who are skilled and educated specifically in proper care and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy involves treatment that focuses on prevention of injuries or disabilities, it helps to relieve pain, promote healing and restore function and movement. How is physiotherapy used to treat pain? Physiotherapists take a holi...

Northam’s first 24/7 gym is here!

24/7 has arrived in Northam! The launch of Northam’s first ever 24/7 gym is something we are so excited about!! Everyone is welcome 🙂 The event has 2 main purposes: 1) to fast track our existing members into their 24/7 access as well as welcome new members and get them started with 24/7 access 2) […]

Blocked Ducts and Mastitis

Blocked ducts can occur whenever there is excessive compression of the ducts and restriction of milk flow. As the ducts are easily compressed, the compression does not need to be strong at all. The restricted milk can then ‘set’ and block the ducts. Any obstruction to normal breast drainage can be a factor in a […]

Back Pain

Back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which also consists of neck discomfort and repetitive strain injury (RSI). Musculoskeletal disorders are a primary cause of people being off ill from work. Back pain has a wide variety of causes, from lifting a heavy parcel incorrectly to investing too long in one position. Feeling extremely nervous […]

Arthritis

Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint.There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The most common types of […]

Ankle Sprain

Tradies have the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and other health and safety risks among any other profession. With every step, shock is absorbed by the feet, knees, hips and spine to decrease the force of impact. Wearing the correct footwear will reduce these forces further whilst not affecting the normal function of the […]

Ankle Pain and Knee Pain

The ankle and knee are made up of complex joints. Such joints are very much affected by the way you walk and by the posture of your foot. If you are experiencing pain in your ankle and/or knee, the following biomechanical structures may be identified as the probable contributory factors: [su_list_fav] Position of the hip […]

Achilles Tendinopathy, Tendonitis, and Tendonosis

Achilles pain due to Achilles tendinopathy, tendonitis, or tendonosis is a condition that is characterised by pain and tissue damage in the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinopathy happens when the Achilles tendon becomes injured, causing swelling and pain in the lower leg. The Achilles tendon is a strong band of fibres that connects two calf muscles […]