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Do you sit in the car on the way to the train station? Do you have an office job that requires 8-9 hours of sitting each day? Do you go out for lunch during work hours and sit as well? Do you catch public transport home and sit down the whole way? Do you go home and sit in front of the TV for a few hours before you sleep? The ABS estimated 10.4 million people aged 18 years and over (or 61% of adults) worked in a job or business. These workers spent an average of just over 16 hours sitting...

We’ve all heard of the term rehabilitation. But what does pre-habilitation mean?   Prehab is a proactive approach to avoiding pain and injury. Its as simple as an additional exercise, or range of motion exercise that is done to ensure that an injury does not occur. When added to your program it significantly reduces the risk of injuries developed. If you’ve suffered an injury or have been dealing with chronic pain and surgery is on your horizon there’s a chance that your GP, Physiotherapist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist has recommended you for prehabilitation. This refers to improving your functional capacity through increased physical...

Resistance stretching (also known as power band stretching) allows you to increase your range of motion and keeps your body moving correctly. It allows us to reach new levels in range, and does a great job in restoring the fascia of the body to normal length.   The benefits of resistance stretching is that by having a band pulling on the joint you are trying to stretch it creates more space between the joints itself. Most of our joints are synovial joints ie. These are freely moveable joints, these joints contain synovial fluid which are the lubrication between moving surfaces in a joint....