Tennis elbow is one of the most common repetitive stress injuries but despite its name, it’s actually more common in non-tennis players than those hitting the ball around the court.
Tennis elbow, also called Lateral epicondylalgia is caused by repeated extension of the wrist against resistance. This leads to small tears in the tendons attaching to the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow that results in pain and tenderness. Read more
Cold vs Heat - which one should you use to treat your injury?
When to use a hot or cold pack to treat injuries and pain.
How to treat an injury with cold and heat therapy. Read more
Work-related stress is an important issue for employees, because it’s one of the major causes of absenteeism for ill-health, costing Australian employers $10.11 million every year. It results in high staff turnover, poor worker/management relations, low morale and reduced performance. Here are some of the common causes of work-related stress: Read moreREAD MORE
When the Speedo LZR Racer hi-tech swimming suit hit the international swimming community during the 2008 Olympics, the world was mesmerised. The inclusion of non-fabric polyurethane panels to reduce drag and give a smoother passage through the water was so unexpected that it caused a lot of controversy. Read moreREAD MORE
Runners need a diet that maintains good health and promotes peak performance, so your diet should include these essential components: Read moreREAD MORE
Chafing caused by thighs constantly rubbing together during runs can cause a sore, red, skin rash that stings when you shower. Other vulnerable areas include underarms, along the bra line for women and sore nipples in men. Read moreREAD MORE
A greenstick fracture is an incomplete fracture where the bone doesn’t split completely into two sections. Greenstick breaks usually happen to children - owing to the flexibility of young bones - but these fractures sometimes happen to adults, too. Read moreREAD MORE
Good posture means holding your body in a position that allows all aspects of your body to work properly when you’re standing, sitting and lying down. Read moreREAD MORE
The Ilio-Tibial Band (ITB) is a thick band of connective tissue covering the outside leg muscles from the hip to the knee. This tissue is often inflamed and irritated in athletes who do repetitive knee bend and stretch movements - like runners and cyclists. Read moreREAD MORE
Just wiping your bike down is not sufficient to clean off all of the salts and if you sweat a lot you should do a thorough wash and inspection after every ride. It only takes about 15-minutes and will keep your machine at peak performance and avoid unnecessary damage. Read moreREAD MORE
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