Why its important to get your Iron up – By Evelyn Vo (Nutritionist)

Iron is an important mineral, which is a key component in red blood cells responsible for the transportation of oxygen in the blood tissues throughout the body (haemoglobin). It is also involved in immune function, acts as an oxygen reservoir (myoglobin), and is important for children’s cognitive and physical development. Without sufficient iron, haemoglobin levels will be low and anaemia will result.

Is Sugar Really that Bad For You?

We have to admit, sugar does not have the best reputation. Despite being delicious, sugar has often been demonised by media personalities who argue that it makes us fat, sick, that it is a poison and is slowly killing us. That said, the majority of us regularly consume sugar. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians consume about the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar per day. Sugar cravings are often responsible for our late night binges and the inevitable sugar crash afterwards. The picture looks very bleak, but is sugar really that bad for us? Are the media personalities right in their crusade against sugar?

Back and Hip pain during Pregnancy

Anatomy The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) combines the sacrum bone (the tailbone) and the ilium bone (the bone above your hip in your bottom). The long dorsal ligament travels over the SIJ, while other nearby ligaments include the sacrotuberus ligament, the iliolumbar ligaments and the sacroiliac ligaments. Key muscles is this area include the gluteus medium, […]

Injury Screening Assessment for Runners at Total Physiocare

At Total Physiocare, we treat countless runners presenting with injuries that could have easily been prevented. Hence, we have developed a gap FREE running injury screening tool with the ultimate aim of identifying those that are at risk of injury before an injury strikes! Whether you’re  a casual runner or elite athlete, this assessment is appropriate for you.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (also referred to as radial styloid tenosynovitis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. The condition is defined as inflammation of the synovium of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons as they pass at the level of the radial styloid of the wrist.

Low Back Pain

Pain in the lower back is extremely common and is responsible for a large number of visits to health professionals. It is estimated that 70-90% of Australians will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. As common as low back pain is however, it is avoidable in most cases and not normal.