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How to keep playing golf even when you are injured

Golf is a wonderful sport that is wildly frustrating and rewarding at the same time. You can spend 4 hours hitting the ball terribly and stripe one down the middle on the last hole, changing your perspective of the day completely. Golf is a sport that presents a fantastic opportunity to socialise with friends and […]

By |May 24th, 2021|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy, Sports Health|

5 Tips for Prevention of Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Sport is an excellent way for kids and teenagers to build fitness, establish social connections and learn about teamwork. Here on the Bellarine Peninsula, we are lucky to live in a very active community where we can access a wide range of sports and activities. Whilst playing sport is great fun; there are some less […]

By |May 11th, 2021|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy, Sports Health|

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – a fancy name for knee pain!

This is a condition which is very close to home as I have experienced this for a large part of the last 3 years! I am very passionate about helping other people manage and treat this painful condition. I hope you find this blog informative (whether you have knee pain or not) and can take […]

By |January 28th, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

Knee pain can be a “pain in the Butt”

A common presentation in our clinic is a recreational runner who has started to experience some knee pain when running, often over the outside of the knee. This is often linked with an increase in running frequency or when someone has commenced running after a prolonged period of inactivity.  Their first thought is logically, “I […]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

Building Explosive Speed

Last weekend I attended a course with Academy of Sport Speed Australia in an endeavour to learn ‘ everything you need to build explosive speed.’ I must admit the title got me in straight away because as a sprinter I am always looking at ways to run faster, win more races and have less injuries! […]

By |January 21st, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

5 Easy Exercises to Help with Knee OA

Following on from my last blog , exercises and strengthening for your knees is widely recommended for those who suffer from Osteoarthritis. But it doesn’t just have to be for those with knee pain, it can be a vital tool to help prevent the likelihood of developing knee pain as well.

Below are […]

By |January 21st, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

Managing your weary knees: what you KNEEd to focus on

Arthritis comes in many variants, the most common being Osteoarthritis (OA), otherwise known as 'wear and tear' or 'degenerative joint disease'. It is caused by a breakdown and loss of cartilage tissue within the knee. This cartilage tissue is what allows the knee to move smoothly.
By |January 21st, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

Without daily physical activity, our muscles become weak and tight, which can lead to back pain, neck pain and a range of other issues. Our practitioners commonly recommend stretches or strenghthening exercises to complement osteopathic and remedial massage treatment. Stretching has numerous benefits, including aiding in improved mobility and flexibility, managing pain and stiffness, improving […]

By |July 26th, 2019|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy, Remedial Massage|

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning – by Dr Catherine Coventry (Osteopath)
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) course, which has been designed to provide a pathway to becoming an accredited ASCA Strength and Conditioning coach. You might be wondering ‘So what exactly is strength and conditioning all about? Can it help […]

By |July 12th, 2019|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

Liven up your Mid-Week Runs with Intervals!

I wrote in a previous blog about my decision to run the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon, and I am pretty excited to report that I finished it just under my goal time and suffered no injuries during the process. My training was kept pretty simple, I mostly ran 2-3 mid-week runs of around 5-7km’s and then 1 progressively longer “long” run on the weekend which ended up as 17km run a few weeks before the race. 
By |June 29th, 2019|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|