Keeping your body as healthy as your tools…

Aussie tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies. National Tradies Health Month is a national campaign that runs every August and aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations – among...

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...

Part 2: Ten Benefits of Pilates

Following our post last week outlining what Pilates is, we continue this week with how Pilates can benefit you: 1) Pilates is Adaptable & Accessible Male or female, overweight or super-fit, elderly or young, injured or elite athlete, it doesn’t matter!...

Part One: What is Pilates?

“(The Pilates Method) teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy.” ~ Joseph Pilates Pilates is a system of exercises developed by German-born Joseph Pilates (born 1883) over a period of 60 years. It incorporates mat work, as well as...