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August 21, 2017

In this video you will learn an exercise you can perform at your desk during the day to alleviate or prevent neck tightness from occurring.

July 17, 2017

This is a recent video we shot to explain how swimmer's shoulder can develop as well as a simple exercise you can perform at home with a TRX strap. This exercise is called a Face Pull, and it can be a good option to perform it you are suffering with the condition or perfrominging a lot to swimming and/or surfing and you wish to perform quality injury prevention exercise.    

February 21, 2017

Chronic Neck pain can be a debilitating and exhausting condition to live with. It can be caused by traumatic injury from many years ago, chronic sitting, poor p

February 9, 2017

The silly season has passed and now its time to pull in the reigns and sort out your inner systems right? All those toxins from the yummy food, alcoholic drinks and chemically treated food has left you feeling flat and out of sorts. Yep, its time to do something about it! But what foods are going to be the best ones to help? Maybe no food at all; just juice and water for three days? Lets not get too extreme!

I wanted to share a few tips on some simple lifestyle modifications to optimise your body’s own detoxification processes, no supplementation or starvation needed!

Firstly, there ar...

May 16, 2016

No, Empower Exercise Physiology and Health have not hired a dentist, nor are we talking about the practice performed on the teeth before bed. We are talking about joint flossing. If you have no idea what we are talking about then read up, you don’t know what you are missing. 

 

What is flossing?

 

Joint flossing is the practice of wrapping a piece of elastic around and around a joint to provide a large amount of compression. Once compression has been applied the joint and the structures around it are moved through their normal range of motion. The muscles and the fascia that cross t...

April 12, 2016

Patella tendonitis, achilles pain and tennis elbow. If you have had any of these conditions or others like it, you know how frustrating and slow it can be to make them go away.

 

How do you know you have tendonitis? It will generally follow these characteristics. You can use the point of your finger to identify to sore area and it will feel worse upon first loading and generally feel better once you are “warmed up” after moving for a short period.   

 

Tendonitis is a soft tissue injury, however, its management can be vastly different to other types of injury. This is mostly du...

March 22, 2016

Swimming and surfing are demanding on shoulder mobility, strength and control. When mobility limitations are present in key areas, compensated patterns of movement and over use injuries can occur. Avoid these problems by optimising your overhead shoulder mobility with this one little exercise. Enjoy that new freedom of movement and please share with your friends if you think it could help. 

 

     

March 8, 2016

 

 

Pain is a universal human experience. It has a very important biological function; that is to keep us from danger and further injury. In acute injury, say a sprained ankle, the swelling and heat serve to promote blood flow to the area to assist the healing process to occur. At this point in time, loading and exercising the joint or injured site might not be a very good idea, and our pain levels would confirm this.

 

Much of our aches and pains however seem to come about more insidiously, that meaning soreness and stiffness seem to just be there all the time, sometimes of no apparent...

July 22, 2015

As a health professional, our value is in giving correct advice to allow people to progress in a number of areas health, whether it be loosing weight or overcoming back pain. Today’s blog is about one common trait we all have that allows us to progress in nearly every aspect of our lives; and that thing is our standards.

 

Your standards are your threshold. Your threshold is like a reference point, a psychological line in the sand where you say to yourself and believe 100% that you will not allow yourself to drop below your standards.  

 

So I want to offer an exercise that might ju...

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