By Brittany Anderson (AEP, ESSAM), Allsports Exercise Physiologist

As an exercise physiologist, I’m often asked if exercise can help manage diabetes and the answer is yes. A lot of my younger patients with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Interestingly, type 1 diabetes is one of the most common childhood conditions, with over half of all type 1 diabetics diagnosed prior to the age of 30. [1]

Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for patients with type 1 diabetes. [1]

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By Andrew Barton, Allsports Physiotherapist

Tradies, does your body groan and ache at the end of the day?

This is an all too common complaint we hear in our clinics from tradies. A lot of the time, the main issue is a sore lower back. Low back pain can affect many people and can have significant physical and psychological health impairments. Low back pain affects work performance and social responsibilities, including family life. Other than the impact on an individual, low back pain is a significant factor in escalating health-care costs for our community. [1]

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By Kai Morris – Psychologist, Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology, Consultant at Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood

There are a lot of blogs with tips on how to manage chronic/persistent pain and the truth is, I do not know what it is like to be in pain consistently. I chose to write this article to help normalise your experiences, the difficulties, the triumphs, and just how exhausting and tough it is to live with pain for you and those around you. I sincerely hope it helps.

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By Alexandra Diggles – Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health and Pain Physiotherapist

Persistent pelvic pain is any pain that has been present for longer than 3 months that exists between the belly button and the knees, the centre of us! The current proposed definition of pain is ‘an aversive sensory and emotional experience typically caused by, or resembling that caused by, actual or potential tissue injury’ (International Association for the study of pain).

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How physiotherapy can help those experiencing persistent pain

By Matt Forster, Titled Pain Physiotherapist

Pain is a complex and distressing human experience. Pain experts have defined it as a distressing experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage with sensory, emotional, cognitive, and social components.

As a physiotherapist, I often see the emotional and social effects pain can have. The story below illustrates one example of how chronic pain can affect multiple aspects of our lives and how modern pain science can help treat it.

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By Alice Hyslop, Allsports Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist

Chances are, you know someone or have been diagnosed with diabetes. Over 1.7 million Australians have diabetes and the most common form is type 2. There is no cure for diabetes but managing the symptoms of type 2 diabetes with an exercise program from a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist can help.

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Eat Your Vegetables Day is only one day away, and winter can often be seen as a time of lack when it comes to vegetables (and fruit). However, Allsports Physiotherapy and Eat Smart Nutrition can confirm that there are definitely a lot of delicious vegetables on offer during our cooler months in Australia. Winter is a great time of year when it comes to food, soups, stews and casseroles in the kitchen whilst wearing your Ugg Boots, could it get any better?

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Exercise during pregnancy

Regular physical activity during pregnancy can offer a wide range of benefits for women who have been previously active as well as for those who have led a sedentary lifestyle.

Prior to commencing an exercise program, speak with your general practitioner, midwife or obstetrician to make sure that you do not have any health concerns which would prevent you from participating in a regular exercise program during your pregnancy. Read more

Don’t have time to exercise? Welcome to HIIT!

HIIT has rapidly become an increasingly popular modality of training, being utilised by both gyms and prescribed by exercise professionals. But what is HIIT? HIIT stands for high intensity interval training and is characterised by brief intermittent bursts of high intensity activity followed by a period of low intensity recovery or rest.2

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