Posted on: Apr 30th, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Achilles Tendinopathy In Older Athletes Achilles Tendinopathy is a common overuse injury especially for older athletes, normally the issue becomes chronic (> 6 months) due to its difficult nature to treat, we see it a lot here at The Physio Movement. Achilles Tendinopathy has been traditionally a difficult injury to treat because the underlying cause […]

Posted on: Apr 29th, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease where the immune system starts attack the healthy tissue lining of the joints. It is commonly presented in the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles and can cause painful deformities and immobility. This leads to muscle loss and weakness, which in turn results in a significant reduction of physical […]

Posted on: Apr 28th, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Personally I love Townsville weather for running, it’s not too cold in the mornings and it rarely rains. Obviously a downside to this the humidity. The average annual humidity is 61% making for some pretty tough training conditions. Whilst this may come as no surprise but it is significantly more difficult to run in the […]

Posted on: Apr 27th, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Regular and quality sleep is an important part of a healthy life, but many find this a hard thing to come by, be it the perceived lack of time, a condition that disrupts sleep (sleep apnoea) or just high levels of anxiety and stress. Diet and Sleep A lack of sleep has been proven to […]

Posted on: Apr 26th, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Static stretching is lengthening the muscle to the point of slight discomfort and holding it for a length of time generally around 30-60 seconds Dynamic stretching is defined as gently moving the muscle through a range of movement that exceeds its normal length with the aid of momentum. Dynamic Stretching Dynamic stretching has been shown […]

Core stability training is typically defined as training to improve trunk and hip control, and has become a typical part of athletic development even though there is little known about the direct relation to athletic performance. Firstly this is a review of the direct relation to core stability and athletic performance (healthy population) and all […]

Posted on: Apr 24th, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Hill running is a training method that has received both good and bad reputation, some dislike the hills because they believe it causes injury or its simply too hard and the period for recovery outweighs the benefit of the stimulus, others find it While there is not a fantastic body of literature with hill running […]

Posted on: Apr 23rd, 2017 by The Physio Movement

It is always an interesting point I found when discussing training with other friends or clients who either are strength athletes who forgo aerobic training or endurance athletes who forgo strength training. Before we start, if you believe that doing aerobic activity hurts muscle hypertrophy/recovery that is in-fact quite untrue, unless you pile too much […]

Posted on: Apr 22nd, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Correct scapula positioning in relation to arm movement is essential in force generation and transfer with minimal joint loading. An imbalance in this can lead to greater shoulder and elbow loading and lead to lowered rotator cuff strength through muscle inhibition. This in turn can lead to impingement issues, instability and labral injuries. Most scapula […]

Posted on: Apr 21st, 2017 by The Physio Movement

Chronic pain is defined as any pain that is over 3 – 6 months in duration. Currently in Australia, 20% of people have reported to suffer from chronic pain. A specific and common branch of this is chronic low back pain (CLBP) and many find no resolve after years of therapy. Common ideas about exercise […]

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