Part Two: Hydration

Arguably the most important component to sports preparation is Hydration. Maintaining your fluid intake is essential to a successful work out. Dehydration Graph Why is HYDRATION so important? Our bodies are made up of water. For a young, healthy adult male, water...

Part One: Preparing for Sporting Performance…

Correct PREPARATION is an important component of training and exercise. Whether you are running, playing in a competitive team, or beginning a fitness program, it is essential to prepare your body for performance.   What are the Components of correct preparation?...

The face behind the Physio… Interview with Jemma Lekkas

Don’t be fooled by appearances, Jemma Lekkas, owner of Inspired Physio Solutions, may be young, but she already has a wealth of experience behind her and is a formidable presence in the physiotherapy world. After completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science and...

Is it Hot or Is it Cold??

There’s a lot of opinion out there over when, or if, you should use heat/ice on an injury. As a general rule of thumb, use ice on acute or new injuries, and heat on stiff & aching muscles. Ice is rarely used for back pain, though if it feels right to you, trust...

Laughter really IS the best medicine!

Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Only if you aim it well enough! When was the last time you had a great big belly laugh? Not a polite giggle, or a cursory ‘haha’, a real guffaw. A rumbling chortle that made you double over, tears spring to your eyes, and your...

Chocolate: Can it be good for me?

What’s your favourite thing about Easter? Hot Cross Buns? Egg hunts? Time with family? If, like many others, your favourite part of Easter is the chocolate, I’ve got good news for you. Chocolate is good for you! No, it’s not an April Fool’s...