Importance of Exercise During Pregnancy

pregnant women doing exercise safely

It was Women’s Health Week last month and so to celebrate let’s discuss the benefits of exercise for women during pregnancy. Pregnancy is an amazing time of a woman’s life, and truly shows what a woman’s body can do when bringing another life into the world. However, many women during this time are not sure […]

Clinical Exercise Classes in Traralgon

Dr Michelle Derrick Traralgon Clinical Exercise Studio

HLG is delighted to be adding to their services at Traralgon with the inclusion of clinical exercise classes provided by Dr Michelle Derrick.

This class is a combination of strength, mobility and mat-based pilates exercises with a variety of equipment provided. This will be the first series of classes on offer, with more in planning!

dma Clinical Pilates

girl enjoying dma clinical pilates

Clinical Pilates is for everyone, especially if you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, or wanting to add something different to your exercise program. dmaCP is effective in treating a range of conditions including low back pain, osteoarthritis, pelvic floor issues, ACL injuries, spinal cord injuries, and autonomic dysfunction conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypermobility, Central Sensitisation and many more.

High Ankle Sprains

woman recovering from an ankle sprain

A high ankle sprain is stretching of the ligament in front of the ankle which holds our two leg bones- fibula and tibia together above our ankle joint. High ankle sprain is caused by rolling over the front of our foot (toes in the ground) this places more pressure on the front of our ankle, unlike the usual lateral ankle sprain where we roll on the outside of our ankle.

Exercises for Ageing Bones

mature couple safely exercising

Are you in (or approaching) your later years? Are you wondering what you can do to ensure your bones stay strong through the next period of your life? As we age it is common to begin feeling the effects of years of ‘life’ on your body. Diseases like osteoarthritis (i.e. degeneration of joints) and osteoporosis (i.e. weakening of bones) are more common in the elderly population. But just because the figures show this, it doesn’t mean these diseases will affect your ability to lead a full and active life.

The Danger of Poor Exercise Technique

A woman exercising with good technique

Our bodies are resilient, strong and are made to move, but unfortunately our bodies are not invincible.  There is a lot of risk involved if we use our bodies in the wrong way, and the dangers of exercising with poor technique could lead to injury.

Exercise is so beneficial, and there are many different ways we can get our daily exercise. It’s a way we can improve endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, as well as cardiovascular fitness. It is also a fantastic way to get involved in social groups, as well as improve our emotional and mental well-being.

Returning to Exercise after COVID

Returning to exercise post-covid-19 safely

With a COVID normal closing in, many typical ways of life slowly return. The recent return of gyms, exercise and sport, combined with the improved weather is a much-needed boost to the community. But, whilst we are all very excited to be returning to exercise, we must be careful not to overdo it or injure ourselves.

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

Woman doing clinical pilates exercise with pilates ring

Clinical Pilates can have a huge benefit to our health, including posture, core strength, and control of our body through every day movements.

Whiplash: Signs and Symptoms

Man with neck pain and potential whiplash after a car accident

Whiplash is commonly caused by motor-vehicle accidents or sporting crashes (snowboarding, skating, bike riding) and can be a literal pain in the neck. Whilst whiplash is descriptive of an acute injury there are also many associated implications that can result, known as whiplash associated disorders (WAD) including motor, sensory, neurological, and psychological impairments.

Understanding Concussion

animation of head injury causing concussion

A higher emphasis is being placed on concussion injuries, and for good reason. Although the long-term side effects of concussion are yet to be fully understood, traumatic injuries to the brain over short period of time can increase the likelihood of serious implications including neurological impairment and brain bleeding. The world is largely focusing on policies and gold standards towards the management, treatment and prevention of concussions and second impact syndrome (a secondary trauma to the head following a concussion).

Swimming for Health

swimming for health man in pool

We’re in the warmer months of the year, and many people have been jumping into the water. But for those of you still on the fence, here’s some great reasons why your practitioner may have recommended swimming to help get your health back on track this Summer: 1 – It’s Brilliant for Your Cardiovascular Fitness […]

Runners Knee? I’m Not a Runner!

photo of woman with sore runner's knee

You do not have to be a runner to develop runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is just the common name used to describe pain around the patella, more commonly known as the kneecap.