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Core Strengthening Program

So many of us want that super strong core but struggle to find the time for a core strengthening program, including me. Well today you're in luck because I have developed and willing to share an excellent core program I have developed to achieve a killer core in minimal time, and I use it myself. The purpose of this core program is build an incredibly strong and functional core not just that elusive 6 pack.
Exercise After COVID

Exercise After COVID Pt 2 (April 2022 update)

Australia is making its way through another COVID-19 wave. Here I will provide a new infographic from the British Journal of Sport Medicine which provides some further insight in how to return to exercise after COVID-19 infection. This should be extra helpful for those that may be recovering a bit slower or perhaps in a vulnerable or elderly population.
Ergonomic Office

Office Ergonomics

Over the past few years so many of us have shifted our work space from an office building to working from home, at least part of the time.  And that usually involves finding a workspace that works.  The problem is that without a good set-up, we are more prone to pain and injury.
Run After COVID

Exercise After COVID

With the recent influx of the virus I have treated many patients who contracted COVID, thankfully recovered well and now looking to get back into the normal activities/exercises they performed pre-COVID. The majority of these people have been surprised by how hard it has been for them to get back into exercise after COVID. Interestingly, this complaint is occurring consistently despite illness severity and is affecting people who suffered both mild and moderate to severe symptoms.
Running Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

A well thought out and structured plan won’t stop every injury but it can certainly help prevent injury occurrence and hopefully severity. Stressors on connective tissues such as muscle, tendon, ligament and bones are what we focus on managing. This is even more important when returning from injury because people that have had a recent injury have a noticeably increased risk of injury the same or a different body part again.
SMART Goal Setting

SMART Goal Setting

At Robina Physio on the Gold Coast we tend to see some new injuries appearing that are related to people’s new goals and taking up activities their body is not yet accustomed to e.g. going the gym or starting running. So, the purpose of this blog is to help give you some tips for setting effective SMART goals helping you stick it out and achieve your goals and finally some important ways to minimise the risk of injury.
Happy Baby Smiling

Mastitis

Mastitis is a very common complaint in breastfeeding women, occurring in at least 1 in 10 women. Despite mastitis being so common few people understand why it occurs, the warning signs to look out for and how to best treat it. Mastitis is characterised by inflammation of the breast tissue.
Runner Lacing Up

Shin Splints and Shin Pain

Shin pain while running can be a common and frustrating issue for all runners ranging from the causal/recreational runner, to the elite athlete. Shin pain can be felt in two distinct regions. Firstly, the “anterior” portion of the tibia which can often be related to a muscular origin. Secondly, “medial” shin pain along the inside border of the tibia is due to inflammation the periosteum (periostitis) which lines the outside of our bones. Clinically this condition is called medial tibial stress syndrome, but it is often called shin splints.
Foot Anatomy

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition that affects millions of people each year. In fact, it is the leading cause of heel pain around the world. Despite this condition being so common few people understand what it actually is. At Robina Physio we excel at treating this condition and we hope this information helps empower your recovery.
Exercise at the beach

Exercise

Exercising and being physically active is essential for good mental and physical health and wellbeing. It reduces the risk of many diseases, including some cancers, and helps maintain a healthy weight. It is possible for everyone to take control of their activity levels in many cheap and easy ways. At Robina Physio on the Gold Coast we can help you get started in a safe and effective manner.
Knee Anatomy Robina Physio

Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain)

Knee pain is a very common complaint that can affect people of all ages and fitness levels. Knee pain can be the result of an acute injury such as a fracture, ligament or meniscus tear. It can also be related to chronic conditions like arthritis, gout, tendinopathies or from patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Calf Muscle Stretch On Step

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is the common name for a condition called calcaneal apophysitis. It is a very common condition affecting children/adolescents between the ages of 8-14 and is more common in boys than girls. This injury tends to be more prevalent in sports that involve repetitive activities including running and jumping.

Lower Back Pain

Back Pain is a very common condition that will affect between 70-90% of the population at some point of their life. It may come as a surprise that back pain is also the 2nd leading cause of disease burden in Australia, where 2 in 5 people report that back pain moderately interfered with daily activities.