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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|

Osteopathy and Sports Injuries

Anyone who exercises or plays sports can benefit from seeing one of our osteopaths.
Whether you are a recreational or elite athlete, everyone is prone to injuries from exercising and playing sports such as tennis, golf, basketball or footy. Not to mention cycling or running. These injuries can be varied in their presentation, from acute traumas […]

By |January 19th, 2021|Osteopathy, Sports Health|

Tennis Elbow – Not Always a Tennis Injury!

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylalgia is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The muscles and tendons of the forearm can become damaged from overuse and repetitive motions, leading to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow. As the name suggests, playing tennis or other racquet sports is a common cause of this condition.
By |April 27th, 2019|Blog, Osteopathy, Sports Health|

Searching for Motivation

I have mostly lead a very active life, playing multiple sports during my teens and then playing senior football for 17 years. During this time I would train 2 or 3 times a week and play a game on the weekends. The beauty of playing team sport for such a long period is that there is never a need to find “motivation” to exercise, as I always had other people relying on me to perform and I would never want to let my team down.
By |March 15th, 2019|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy, Sports Health|

Strength Training For Runners

Training for a fun run can mean clocking up lots of kilometres, but this repetitive training is often hard on the body and leads to many runners breaking down before they even reach the start line. With fun run season in full swing on the Bellarine, here are some reasons why you should be strength training to help reduce your risk of injury and improve your running performance.
By |February 1st, 2019|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy, Sports Health|

Warming Up For Increased Performance

Before Leaving for the Game:

Hydration is the Key!!

Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. It will make a big difference especially as our days are starting to (slowly) get hotter. As a very basic approach, aim to start drinking water 2-3 hours preceding your […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Osteopathy, Sports Health|