Exercise and Sport

5 tips on avoid foot or leg injuries this preseason

This time of year is often one where each club or team is trying to out do their competitors by training harder and getting fitter but it is also a time where old injuries return or new ones develop.

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Put a spring in your step!

For most of us, spring signals vibrance, change and regrowth. It is the time of year where we come out of hibernation, shed out winter clothes and head out into the sunshine in search of warmth. Here are a few tips on how to put your best foot forward this spring:

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Pre Pointe Assessment

Every young ballerina dreams of the day when she can strap on her first pair of pointe shoes and dance across the room. For some this dream can take longer than others and pointe is unfortunately not something that all can do or will be good at.

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Warming Up and Stretching

Not warming up can be harmful for your body because exercise can sometimes involve extreme, unpredictable movements. If muscles aren't properly warmed up before exercise and remain cold, then they can be over stretched easily and muscle strains can occur

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How to prevent injury when exercising in the cold

Why should you let winter or the cold prevent you from achieving your fitness goal whatever it may be. With appropriate preparation most cold weather related sporting injuries can be prevented. So to prepare yourself as the Melbourne weather continues to cool down why not try some of these simple tips...

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Achilles Tendon Pain or Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendinopathy or Achilles tendonitis is a common overuse injury affecting both men and women. It is seen in across all age groups and affects people of varying fitness levels. It is an injury that generally develops over time (due to overuse) as oppose to a once-off incident. 

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