Open the Gate!

Open the Gate!

Open the gate! (steadily) As we look forward to things opening up and we start getting back to our regular routines and interests, there may be a temptation to jump right back into your usual activities such as gym, team sports and other recreation at the level you...
Why your hamstring keeps tearing and how to stop it

Why your hamstring keeps tearing and how to stop it

What is a hamstring strain? If you play sports or exercise recreationally, chances are you’ve felt a hamstring strain. That painful feeling of a torn muscle that tugs at the back of the thigh. You walk a little bit funny and when people ask what’s happened, you...

Brain Training

The theory of brain plasticity is relatively simple: the brain is actually flexible and has a learning capacity at any age. It can be repaired after injury. It can stave off the effects of age-associated cognitive decline. Brain function can be manipulated and...

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? You may have heard of a recently popular approach to bring more focus and calmness into our busy lives. This approach, called mindfulness, is promoted by many health and educatory bodies. With all the things around us, all demanding our attention,...

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects 17% of males and 20% of females in NSW and in a significant proportion of these people, it will impact their daily lives. Major advances have been made in our understanding of pain in the last 40 years. It is now widely accepted that pain is a...