Depression

Depression, Illness Perceptions and Exercise

Many people experience a decline in their mental health following…

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common overuse injury…

The Need For Good Knees

“I wish I could run again…” “I can’t kick a footy…
Heart Rate

THE FITT PRINCIPLE

It is important that you maintain an adequate level of aerobic…

Importance of the Scapula in Shoulder Pathology

Each week we help numerous patients with various shoulder conditions,…
Lower back pain

Why is Early Intervention so important for the Treatment of Acute Lower Back Injuries?

As most of us know and have heard early intervention is always…
Collagen

Collagen and its role in Rehabilitation from an Injury

The recommendations for diet, exercise, supplementation, and…

Tend to Your Forearm Tendonitis!

Have you ever experienced a burning sensation in the small tendons…
Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a mechanical condition that often causes the…
Cardio vs Resistance

Cardio Vs Resistance Training: Which is better?

There are many different forms of physical activity that provide…

Patient Case Study – Full Rotator Cuff Avulsion Rehabilitation

Patient details: 65yr old male, Obese, Hypertension, no other…
Rib Fractures

Rib Fractures

Rib fractures are often caused by trauma to the chest region.…
Motivation

Motivational Tips to get back into that exercise routine

Struggling to get back into your exercise routine? We know finding…

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: What is it?

The carpel tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and…
Pre-work stretching

Should you be doing more beyond pre-employment medicals to prevent injuries to new employees?

Particularly in jobs that are manual task intensive, completing…

Rotator Cuff Repair and Exercise Rehabilitation Programme

I would like to share one of my success stories of my recent…

A day in trade with Mr Daniel Meyerkort – Orthopaedic surgeon

As an Exercise Physiologist we normally see our patients in the…

New Years Resolution?

Do you have a new years resolution for your health and exercise…

Turn your walk into a workout!

With summer upon us, many people (myself included) will be spending…

To take a break or adapt your training style – the holiday season dilemma

It’s safe to say 2020 has been a year full of adapting. Fitness-wise…

HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol Explained: Made Easy to Understand

Cholesterol frequently gets a bum rap, but it’s necessary for…

Mirror Box Therapy

Mirror box therapy is derived from the use of a mirror to reflect…

Exercise and Back Pain

Almost everyone has experienced a degree of back pain throughout…
Whiplash

Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders

Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) is a term used to describe…
Joints Click

My Joints Click, Is There an Issue?

Do your joints click and pop when you are active? I would be…

Client Feedback - Callan Smith

"I recently suffered a work injury and was referred to Callan…

Client Feedback - Taylor Downes

“In February 2020 I broke my ankle which required surgery on…
Biceps Tendon

Biceps Tendon Injury and Rehabilitation

I recently completed a successful rehabilitation programme with…
Pubalgia

Pubalgia (Or Sports Hernia)

Pubalgia is a chronic condition where there is an imbalance of…

Meet the Team - Chris Chen

Hi everyone, my name is Chris Chen and I am a Senior Accredited…
have a say

"Let your patients have a say in their rehabilitation"

Now you may have heard this before, but letting your patients…

Pain Theory Continued

In my last blog I discussed the Progression of Pain Theory…

Patient Interview

Patient Interview: Phulpreet was referred to us following a lower…

The PAWfect exercise buddy

Do you own a dog? We all love our four legged friends and guess…

My Recovery Journey (Part 2)

It has been a while since I wrote my first blog (My Recovery…

Why nobody reads your Job Dictionaries

Job Dictionaries are tools that are widely used across many industries,…
Flexibility

Improving Our Flexibility and Functional Range of Motion

In today’s fast-moving society, people are finding it harder…
Disc Degeneration Disease

Disc Degeneration Disease

The spine is a masterpiece in complexity, allowing us to maintain…
Muscles

Muscles aren’t male or female so why does there seem to be an idea that men and women should train differently?

Physiologically speaking all muscles, connective tissues, bones…
Nutrition

National Nutrition Week – Tryfor5

Run during National Nutrition Week, Tryfor5 is Nutrition Australia’s…
Optimising Gut Health

Optimising Gut Health

Breaking our bodies down in the gym is hard work, and it is the…

Meet the Team - Leigh Ashmore

Hi everyone, my name is Leigh Ashmore and I have recently joined…

My Recovery Journey (Part 1)

I am currently six weeks post my ACL reconstruction, meniscal…

Chronic Pain – Rewiring the Brain

The latest developments and research studies in neuroscience…

Ditch the scales and focus on how exercise makes you feel

Many people start their fitness journey with only a weight loss…

Groin Injury and Prescribed Exercise Rehabilitation

A groin injury is a strain or tear of the inner aspect of the…

Treatment of Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your…

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also referred to as adhesive capsulitis is a…

Lateral Epicondylitis – Why can it linger, and what is the best rehab for it?

Lateral Epicondylitis, commonly known as Tennis Elbow, is a very…

Femoroacetabuler Impingement's

The hip is a rather complex ball and socket joint where the femur…

Fit & Healthy Over Fifty

More than ever before, people of all demographics particularly…

Exercise does not “wear” down cartilage

It’s common to hear my patients say to me at the initial assessment…

Progress of Pain Theories

Working within the workers compensation industry pain is something…

Eating Habits

Maintaining your physical health while trying to balance work…

Abs vs Core No, they are not the same thing.

Often confused for one and the same, your abs and core are and…

Exercises after lateral ankle ligament stabilisation surgery

Ankle sprain is one of the most common sporting injuries. The…

Absolute Balance in in the South West, Continuing to Expand!!

Since commencing our services in the South West region in November…

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA)

Shoulder injuries are common among workers with job roles that…

Why an Exercise Routine is So Important – Especially in the Current Climate.

I am willing to bet there are a quite a few people who have seen…

The importance of still getting some fresh air

During the Covid-19 lockdown, it was pretty evident how busy…

The Impact of Language on Recovery of Musculoskeletal Injury

“When will I make a full recovery?” or “When am I going…

How to successfully implement a Health, Wellbeing or Injury Prevention Program

Over the past ten years I have worked with a lot of employers…

How Do We Rehabilitate Shoulder Impingement?

Recently I have seen a large influx of referred clients dealing…

Coming out of Covid: Hectic schedules are back, sleep is what we lack!

Sleep is considered the most important part of the day; however…

The importance of not doing “too much too soon”

Normality is around the corner and we are all trying to get back…

How to choose “best” exercise for a condition?

Being an exercise prescription specialist, I get asked questions…

More tips for getting back into the Gym post COVID-19

Barely had 2020 begun before all the new year’s health and…

Exercise for the Mind

While physical exercise has many benefits for the body, supporting…

Anxiety

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a normal, often healthy emotion…

Should you bother with pre-work stretching programs?

Pre-work stretching programs are commonplace in some industries,…

Case Study: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of the Calcaneus – Taking the First Steps

Absolute Balance received a referral for a 29-year-old roof tiler…

Stress Management

Given the current situation with COVID – 19, many of the stressors…

The Biopsychosocial Model and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

If you’re an exercise physiologist, physiotherapist, chiropractor,…

Men’s Mental Health

On average 1 in 8 men will experience depression and 1 in 5 will…

Ways to get back into Exercising

Have you been in isolation for too long? Are you losing your…

Gyms – How to get back in the swing.

Gyms are back!! Slowly around the country gyms will be dusting…

Workers Compensation Claims – Effects of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a change to the workers' compensation…

Breathe Your Way Through COVID-19

45% of the population aged 16-85 will experience a mental health…

Q & A with Dr Joe Kosterich

It was a pleasure to be able to ask Dr Joe Kosterich a few questions…

Meet the Team - Callan Smith

After 2 full years at Absolute Balance I think it is time to…

Can exercise help treat anxiety?

Chances are that you, or someone you know is dealing with anxiety.…

Meet the Team – Daniel Nguyen

Xin chào (Hello in Vietnamese) I am Daniel Nguyen, and I have…

Continuing your back rehabilitation from home

Low back pain is a frequent issue for a large percentage of the…

Three Reasons Why You Should Exercise Now More than Ever

With the current COVID-19 pandemic you may have noticed on social…

Exercising Outdoors: A Rehabilitation Perspective

Considering the current situation surrounding COVID-19, it certainly…

Meet the Team - Ed Daccache

Hi, my name is Ed and I work in the exercise rehabilitation team…

No Gym No Problem - Gym Equipment Substitutes found at home

COVID-19 has well and truly kicked into play however, during…

Exercise and Boosting your Immunity

In light of our current situation due to COVID-19 it is important…

MEET THE TEAM – Joel Skinner

My name is Joel, I have been working with Absolute Balance for…

Meniscus tear case study – Scaffolder

Absolute Balance recently received a referral for a 6o year old…

Problem-solving my aches and pains when working from home

Ideally, if you were going to start working from home on a full-time…

Benefits of Incorporating Exercise into the Workday

It’s common knowledge that exercising daily brings with it…

Meet the Team - Norlina Yakin

My name is Norlina Yakin and I am the Corporate Team Leader at…

Meet the Team – Taylor Downes

My name is Taylor Downes and I have been working at Absolute…

Your questions answered about telehealth!

What is telehealth? The International Organisation for Standardisation…

Blue Light and Exercise Recovery

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, there is no…

Staying Mentally and Physically Strong

COVID-19 has well and truly kicked into play however, during…

Self-Determination Theory

As an Exercise Physiologist one of the most challenging and rewarding…

Meet the Team - Jeremy Boyle

I’m Jeremy and I’ve been working at absolute balance for…

Is it safe to continue my Exercise Regime with the COVID-19 Pandemic?

With the current situation around the world with the COVID-19…

Meet the Team - Sarah Chee

I’m Sarah and I started at Absolute Balance in March 2019 as…

Meet the Team - Daniel D'Avoine

Hi my name is Daniel and I am a team leader at Absolute Balance. …

Meet the Team - Channai Graham

My name is Channai Graham and I have been working at Absolute…

How to treat those early year stressors

Everyone experiences those beginning of the year stressors. It…

Getting Strong – The Pathway Explained

What is Strength training? Strength training typically involves…

Tendon and Ligament Repair

Tendons and ligaments are the vital connective tissue that helps…

Exercising with Silicosis a Worker’s Compensation Case-Study

Silicosis has seen a resurgence in the last five years despite…

My Training Zone

When you exercise, are you working hard or hardly working? Exercising…

Managing Major Depressive Disorder

Depression and other mental health disorders are prevalent with…

MEET THE TEAM - Michael Buswell

Hi! My Name is Michael, and I have been working at Absolute Balance…

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome – A Condition Too Close to Home

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, also known as POTS,…

The Rest in HIIT

The American College of Sports Medicine conducts an annual survey…

MEET THE TEAM – David McClung

My name is David McClung and I have worked for Absolute Balance…

Case Study: Teachers Assistant, Return to Work

I have recently completed a work hardening program for Kylie,…

The Mechanics of Exercise Rehabilitation

It is widely accepted that exercise is immensely important to…

Overcoming Workplace Sleep Deprivation

With many modern-day workers balancing a full-time job, familial…

Case Study: Medial Meniscus Repair (Long Haul Truck Driver)

I recently completed an exercise rehabilitation programme with…

The Perks of Group Exercise

After spending my first two months at Absolute Balance, and being…

Achilles Tendinopathy – A Case Study

Recently I have seen several success stories associated with…

Summer Lovin’: Body’s Responses to Exercising in Heat

With summer well under way, the human body undergoes various…

Bumping into a rehabilitation patient after 20 years

I was lucky enough to re-engage with an old rehabilitation…

Passive Therapy Addictions in Workers Comp...

Let's face it we all need a little TLC sometimes. I mean it's…

Client Spotlight – Ray

In my role as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in the world…

Exercise and Spinal Cord injury – Why is it important?

An injury to the spinal cord can result in life-changing damage.…

Myths around Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections have long been used within the worker's…

Ray Penfold

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? That…

Anthony Pragnell

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? The…

Mark Simmonds

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? Being…

Daniel Charlton

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? Learning…

Sebastiano Pelle

Injury: Right ankle reconstruction What has been the best…

Kerry Wheildon

 Injury: Left rotator cuff repair What has been the best…

Robert

Patient: Robert- 55-year-old male, referred 4 weeks post left…

Warren Hansen

Injury: Meniscus repair Best part about exercise rehabilitation? -…

Jacob Cullen

Injury: ACL reconstruction Best part about exercise rehabilitation? -…

Silas Gwilliam

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? Guidance…

Andrew Carver

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? The…

Stuart Downey – Cervical Radiculopathy

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? “The…

Takahisa Kawakami – Carpel Tunnel

What has been the best part of your exercise rehab program? “Noticing…

Prehab BEFORE Rehab

Major surgery can result in a significant reduction in quality…

Short of time? HIIT Training is a way to go!

What is HIIT? HIIT is short for High Intensity Interval Training…

Frozen Shoulder – A Case Study

Adhesive capsulitis (AC), often referred to as a frozen shoulder…

Arthroscopic Hip Labral Repairs: An Insider Perspective

On Friday the 25th of October I had the pleasure of joining Mr…

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease – Is there a connection?

The simple answer to the above questions is YES! There is a closer…

Get in Touch with Your Toes: Reclaiming a Basic Movement Pattern

How long has it been since you’ve reached down and touched…

What I learnt from watching the Cape to Cape

What is the Cape to Cape? The Cape to Cape is part of the…

De-Bunking Degeneration

Lumbar spine scans can often be hard to understand and can contain…

Can Exercise help Fibromyalgia?

Upon my travels as a student exercise physiologist participating…

Is a decrease in pain levels the only way to measure improvement?

Throughout my time as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, I…

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility

Working as Exercise Physiologist’s we come across a variety…

So, you have been referred for a hydrotherapy programme…

What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a type of exercise-based…

Chronic Pain – Take Home Messages for My Patients

From my experiences with my patients over the years, is that…

Natasha Faithful - On Track for Recovery

David McClung, Senior AEP at Absolute Balance, has been working…

Exercise and Cancer

Cancer becomes more prevalent in an aging population with 1 in…
manual handling

Traditional manual handling training won’t reduce workplace injuries

If you organise manual handling training at your workplace every…

Cervical Radiculopathy – A real pain in the neck!

Earlier in the year I wrote a blog article on acute and chronic…

PREHAB: Posture, Pain and Function

Muscles, tendons, joints and nerves are extremely susceptible…

A NEGATIVE Lift Has POSITIVE Results

Resistance training consists of two main movements, concentric…

Sleep and Exercise

Sleep Many of us hold the belief, “I’ll sleep when I’m…

Exercise Right: Women’s Health Week

The first week of September (2-6th) 2019 was a nation-wide initiative:…

Walking for Parkinson’s Disease

Over the past few years I have developed an interest in Parkinson’s…

Changing behaviour and making exercise a habit – is it as hard as it seems?

Our daily lives are filled with habits and routines – what…

Mirror Therapy in Rehabilitation

The power of the mind is truly remarkable however it is not infallible…

When can I refer to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist for a worker’s compensation claim?

Determining WHEN to refer to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist…

How Job Dictionaries play a crucial role in a patient’s return to work

How will a Job Dictionary (JD) assist with a client’s return…

Telehealth’s role in the Healthcare Landscape

Telehealth is a new and growing field within the healthcare industry.…

Preoperative Exercise Therapy to benefit Postoperative Outcomes

A person’s status of physical fitness and function is linked…

DOMS: Does muscle soreness mean muscle growth

I am going to train so hard in the gym that I will not be able…

Weight training – How many repetitions should I do?

One of the most common questions we get asked from new or existing…

Case Study: Production Technician (Offshore), Return to Work

I have recently completed a work hardening programme with a client…

Losing our right arm!

Eight weeks ago our Business Manager Viki suffered a distal radius…

Case Study: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

General Information The client is a 34-year-old chef who was…

Fit to Waist away: A workplace exercise program to improve health benefits of employees.

As we have been told for many years implementing exercise into…

Managing Diastasis Recti postpartum

Diastasis Recti (DR) is the separation of the rectus abdominus…

How to exercise when you have no time to exercise?

The previous blog, “Standing up to your Sitting Habits” was…

Injured at work, who can help me???

In the unfortunate event that an accident occurred at work and…

Stiff and achy joints? This is how exercise can help!

If you have ever experienced significant or persistent knee pain,…

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Throughout my years of studying to be an Accredited Exercise…

Overtraining Syndrome: Can training cause a decrease in performance?

Do you ever feel like you are working extremely hard in the gym…

Cross body conditioning expediting recovery

When an athlete is injured, they rarely stop training completely,…

Neuroplasticity, Brain Health and Exercise

The human brain is an astounding work of nature. With around…

Understanding your energy systems in the fight against lifestyle diseases

It has never been so easy to consume calorie dense foods. With…

Managing your injury like an athlete

Whether you’re injured at work, home or playing a recreational…

Standing up to your Sitting Habits

It’s Wednesday morning at the Forrest Centre gym and one of…

Achilles Tendon Rupture – The Different Rehabilitation Phases

For those who followed the NBA finals between the Toronto Raptors…

Surgical Prescription – A Day In Trade

Recently I had the pleasure of observing Mr David Colvin from…

The Role of Muscle Mass in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is classified broadly into type 1 and type 2 diabetes.…

Greater Trochanteric Hip Bursitis.

Is it becoming a common occurrence to feel a burning sensation…

Why should a rotator cuff tear hold you back?

What is a rotator cuff tear? What causes a rotator cuff tear?…

The Female ACL Tear – Discussion and Prevention

I recently attended a talk held at the Western Orthopaedic Clinic…

Muscular Dystrophy and Exercise as a Management Plan

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a devastating neurological condition…

The ‘Tingly’ Truth

Have you ever had pins and needles? Have you ever been laying…

How exercise prescription is individualised to the patient and their job role

I would like to share one of my success stories of my recent…

Case Study: Truck Offsider, Return to Work

I have recently completed a work hardening programme with a client…

How much exercise is too much?

Whether it’s your new-year’s resolution to hit the gym, you’re…

Who do you need on your team?

In the confusing world of Workers Compensation, there are often…

Tendinopathy: How eccentric training can help improve your pain

Tendinopathy is considered an overuse injury occurring in more…

Motivational Determinants for Long-Term Exercise Adherence

So you’ve carefully curated your new workout playlist, all…

Sleep Hygiene and Pain

Sleep has been a hot topic of conversation amongst two of my…

Exercise Right Week 2019

Exercise Right week is next week, with the 2019 focus being on…

Lateral Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains account for a large number of sporting injuries…

Subacromial Bursitis

The shoulder joint is a fascinating study of design and mechanics.…

Preventing Risk of Psychological Claims

Although psychological claims only account for 4% of all worker’s…

Lift with your Spine!

The title is correct…. well somewhat. Sure, ideally it is preferred…

Don’t let asthma limit you!

Asthma is identified as a chronic inflammation of the airways…

Core strength or core stability, what’s the deal?

“50 ab exercises to score a stronger core” “20 core…

Getting the most out of Corporate Wellness Programs

Corporate health and wellness programs have been around for a…

The Implications for Exercise on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as an excess…

New to the Clinic: HIIT Parkinson’s Classes

Last year, we posted a blog regarding the use of boxing and other…

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Water makes up about 60 percent of the human body. There are…

Exercise and mental health in the workers compensation scheme

Workplace injuries can take a bigger toll on an individual than…

Acute and Chronic neck pain – What’s next?

In December 2014 I suffered a grade two whiplash injury from…

Preventing the POP! – An Absolute Balance Case Study

This article outlines a recent patient’s return to work exercise…

What is Proprioception?

Proprioception in the body’s ability to know the positioning…

Better Communication for Better Patient Outcomes

After being involved in a few complex workers compensation claims…

Exercise physiologist: How we can help you with chronic disease

Exercise is considered a relatively new treatment option for…

Hamstring Injury

Last week I injured my hamstring whilst decelerating from a sprint…

Smoking and its effect on your health

It has been highlighted by medical professionals that most smokers…

Success Story – Paul Hudston

Paul sustained a knee injury at his workplace when he slipped…

Time Frames for Rehabilitation following Stem-Cell Injection Therapy

Stem cell injections have been increasingly used in the treatment…

Total Knee Replacement and Exercise Rehabilitation

The knee, also known as the tibiofemoral joint, is a highly complex…

Effects of Altitude Training

Altitude training gyms and chambers are increasingly becoming…

Exercise Immunity and Me - Case Study

As most of us know, Exercise is a widely recognised intervention…

Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects more…

Three Reasons Why Your Workplace Well-Being Program Is Not Working

Lack of Organisational Commitment What we see regularly with…

Workplace strategies to reduce injuries in older workers

Western Australia has an ageing workforce, with the proportion…

AB Client Spotlight – Jeni Taylor

I would like to share a fantastic achievement from one of our…

Chronic Back Pain Treatment Options

On a daily basis I see clients that have or have had Non-Specific…

New Year, New Knee – Managing Knee Pain

Year after year, getting in to shape is one of the most popular…

Return to Work: More than the Physical

Working as an allied health professional in the workers compensation…
With January flying by, many of us find it hard to stick to the…

Resistance training for children and adolescents

There has been a widespread belief throughout the general population…

Body Composition Analysis

Since 1995, Absolute Balance have been the corporate gymnasium…

Are you completing Rottnest Channel Swim? We can help...

With the Rottnest Channel Swim fast approaching, many of you…

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be sudden, unexpected and can impact…

Running

Running is a great way to develop fitness, improve health, and…

Client Case Study: Lower Back Injury

The client is a 29-year-old scaffolder who sustained a lower…

Merry Christmas from Absolute Balance

On behalf of myself, Ryan, Ingrid and the Team at Absolute Balance…
Movement

Build More Movement into Your Rehabilitation

“The body will become better at whatever you do, or don’t…

The Science of Posture – Pelvic Tilt

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror whilst standing…

Flip Your Thinking

One of the major contributing factors to assisting people to…

The Secret to Weight Loss

I have worked in the health and fitness industry for several…

Exercise Right for Doctors Week, November 19 – 23, 2018

The message is simple. Exercise is the best, cheapest, and most…

Phantom Pain and Methods of Management – Part 1

Have you heard of phantom pain? It is most commonly described…

Exercise Rehabilitation following Cervical Fusion

As an exercise physiologist I have worked with a number of clients…

Loosen up!

“I walked here, so I’m warmed up and ready to go!” But…

The Great Myth of Sitting Up Straight

One of the most common things that we are told as young kids…

Exercise as Medicine Post-Stroke (Part 3)

People who are left with neurological injuries following a stroke…

Injuries in Sports and Phases of Programming

There is a strong knowledge out there that exercise is highly…

Client Case Study: Wrist and Knee Injury

The client is a 60-year-old boilermaker who sustained a distal…

Lumbo-pelvic stabilisation: It’s Effect on Hamstring Rehabilitation and Prevention

Hamstring injuries are one of the most prevalent muscular injuries…

Changing mindset to overcome injury

It is reported that there are over 100,000 work-related injury…

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Musculoskeletal injuries are extremely common,…

Exercise for the Job – Corporate Health

Work. Some people define themselves by their occupation or profession,…

Exercise During Pregnancy – Third Trimester Tips

Following on from my blog in May where we covered pregnancy ‘Fact…

Staying Fit over 40….. (Part 1)

Turning 40 was a little confronting for myself and with my friends…

Diabetes Group Classes Coming to Absolute Balance

Do you or someone you know currently live with Type II Diabetes…

Can I still exercise with an Inguinal Hernia?

If you or someone you know have experienced a hernia, you may…

Disc degeneration – A Dirty Word?

Recently I was asked by a General Practitioner what my opinion…

Baby got Back!

Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably noticed…

Exercise as Medicine Post-Stroke (Part 2)

Continuing from our previous discussion on stroke, we will now…

Exercise Rehabilitation: Before or After Surgery?

The most common injuries we see in workplace accidents occur…

Musculoskeletal Pain and Exercise - Should it be Painful?

As Exercise Physiologists, treating people with chronic musculoskeletal…

Total Work Output - And how we use it for Workplace Rehab!

Exercise has always been said to be good for you, and strength…

Managing Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis (AC) also known as frozen shoulder, is a…

MRI and CT scans – Are we over-imaging?

The economic burden of LBP on the working class is tremendous.…

Exercise - A Key Factor in the Management of Cerebral Palsy – Case Study

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term referring to a group…

Client Case Study: Early Stage ACL Rehabilitation

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are by far the most…

Peripheral Neuropathy - Exercise solves all!

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition used to describe damage…

Understanding Hydrocephalus

The Greek words ‘hydro’ meaning water and ‘cephalus’…

Engaging an Ageing Workforce in Return to Work (RTW) [Part 2]

As mentioned in our previous post our team of Accredited Exercise…

Osteoporosis Prevention starts in Children

Osteoporosis has a large prevalence in Western Australia. Last…

Dementia Prevention – Is Exercise the Key?

Dementia has become the second leading cause of death in Australian…

Have you been taught to lift incorrectly your whole life?

There is nothing new about the fact that performing manual tasks…

Functional Movement Patterns: Assessments & Injury Prevention

Workplace injuries can have a big impact on businesses and the…

Lower Back Pain from Office Environments? This is why!

It seems to be the norm these days with an increasing workforce…

Exercise for Early onset Motor Neuron Disease (MND)

Motor Neuron Disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral…

Peroneal Nerve Injuries & Treatment

The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve and supplies…

Exercise as Medicine Post - Stroke (Part 1)

The catalyst for my interest in exercise as medicine began a…

I have epilepsy… Is it safe to exercise?

I am often asked by people with epilepsy if it is safe for them…

Incidental Exercise - Whats the Skinny?

Incidental exercise is the physical activity that is built up…

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation? (DNS)

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) is a manual and rehabilitative…

Progressive Overload and application in Return to Work

Often when I meet people in the gym after they have sustained…

The Benefits of Return to Work

Some injured workers I encounter assume they must be off work…

Engaging an Ageing Workforce in Return to Work (RTW) [Part 1]

At Absolute Balance our Accredited Exercise Physiologists are…

Exercise During Pregnancy – FACT VS FICTION

In this day and age, it is easy to find information on exercise…

Going through menopause? This can help!

Are you struggling with hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep…

Dystonia – What is it & How exercise can help!

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes the…

Can you still Exercise with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Imagine being really tired all the time, like really tired. So…

Fighting Parkinson’s Disease Punch by Punch

Running an intense boxing session for individual’s living with…

Multiples Sclerosis - Pathology and Exercise Intervention (Part 2)

Continuing from our previous discussion on Multiple Sclerosis…

Blood Flow Restriction Training for Hypertrophic & Strength Gains

Think you need heavy loads to build muscle? Think again. New…

Is my office chair causing me pain?

Whilst there is no magic bullet to solving all work-related injuries…

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries

Although the knee may look like a simple joint, it is one of…

Prostate Cancer and Exercise

Prostate cancer is the abnormal development of cells within the…

I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis – What is it?

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is when inflammation occurs on the…

Exercise-Induced Muscle Cramps: Whats the Deal?

Imagine this scenario: You’re a relatively healthy person…

Anterior Talofibular Ligament Sprains

The ankle joint is made up of the tibia, fibula and talus bones.…

Adopting a Biopsychosocial Approach to Recovery

Over the past 6 years working as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist…

Achilles Tendinopathy – How to manage it

Tendinopathy, simply put is an overuse tendon injury that results…

Surgical observation to assist with planning a rehabilitation pathway post-operatively

In the world of rehabilitation, it is commonplace for Physiotherapists…

Breathing to Fix Chronic Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain will affect 60-80% of all adults during their…

Multiple Sclerosis – Pathology and Exercise Intervention (Part 1)

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease that is…

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)- How to manage it?

Getting back into exercise is hard, especially when you just…

MY CAREER ENDING SPORTS INJURY (PART 2)

My decision to quit playing my favourite game in the whole world…

Bronchiectasis – What is it and Can Exercise Help?

Bronchiectasis is a lung disease that involves the inflammation…

Surgery Vs Conservative Treatment for Knee Pain?

Approximately 25% of people over 45 years old, experience knee…

Can standing more often at work reduce musculoskeletal discomfort?

Sit-stand workstations are gaining popularity all over the world…

Using Exercise Psychology: Theory of Planned Behaviour

Upon starting a new exercise regime, 50% of people will drop…

Empowering Injured Workers: The Key to Rehabilitation Success

Workplace injuries can have a huge impact on injured workers…

Living with chronic injuries and chronic conditions

As an Exercise Physiologist (EP) I have read many client’s…

Functional Core Stability for Seniors = Falls Prevention!

There are many different opinions out there about having a good…

Exercise & Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused…

Exercise rehabilitation of the illiopsoas tear

If you have been following the Australian Open there have been…

Ergonomic Laptop Use

Laptops are quickly becoming the primary device for today’s…

High Blood Pressure – Should I be Concerned?

By 2030, almost half of the adult population will be diagnosed…

Exercise and Cardiac Rehabilitation

At Absolute Balance we believe there is no better combination…

Exercise & Psychology

How does exercise improve my mood? Exercise provides a variety…

Breathing for better health!

A healthy adult takes about 12 to 15 breaths per minute. That’s…

DEALING WITH TRANSITION AFTER PREMATURE CAREER ENDING SPORTS INJURY (PART 1)

At the young age of 24 I was in the peak of my soccer playing…

Warm Ups - Are they Really Necessary?

Warming up for exercise is often skipped by many, however, warming…

A Year in Review at Absolute Balance

The final one for the year… and what a year it has been. Like…

Functional Training vs Traditional Exercises

Many trends come and go in the fitness industry, one of them…

The role of Exercise for the Management of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

Scheuermann's disease is a growth condition in which the normal…

Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that provides both…

Kidney Disease and the Role of Exercise

Your kidneys are your body’s filtration organs that play an…

Combat pain without leaving your chair!

5 Simple stretches to combat pain without getting up from your…

Occupational Overuse Syndrome: Are you at Risk?

A desk job worker may sit for 1920 hours a year! Not only can…

The Rise of Intermittent Fasting: Relevant or Fad?

Obesity is now at global epidemic proportions and whilst this…

Diabesity – the new health epidemic?

With the rapid rise in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes…

Exercise Therapy with Cancer...

It is a well-known fact that being physically active is important…

Got a Bad Injury, you are NOT alone! (Part 2)

Following on from Part 1 of my article https://absolutebalance.com.au/?p=5175.…

My Hip Replacement at 26!

At the age of 26 the last thing I would have wanted to hear was…

Slow your roll!

Over recent years, foam rollers have been becoming more prevalent…

Peak Bone Mineral Density and Rebuilding Bone after an Injury

Our bones reach maximum bone mineral density by the time we are…

Poor Posture and shoulder impingement...

Shoulder disorders are among the most common of musculoskeletal…

The role of an Exercise Physiologist in management of chronic health conditions!

The world is starting to recognise the amazing and seemingly…

Core Stability for Lower Back Injuries; Facts Vs Fiction

Core stability is a popular term used currently but what does…

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exercise.

The most common types of obstructive lung disease are COPD, emphysema…

To Salt or not to Salt?

In recent decades, the food and beverage industry has taken advantage…

Exercise: What can it do for your brain?

Exercising regularly has a lot of great physical benefits for…

Achieving the Best Return to Work Outcomes

Last week I attended a General Practitioner Case Conference with…

Lower Back Pain? Its probably in your hips!!

As an Exercise Physiologist all too often people are referred…

Job Dictionaries: Why they are crucial for rehabilitation & RTWP

A Job Dictionary (JD) is a physical demands assessment or ergonomic…

Exercise & fractures?

A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. Bones can be…

Breast Cancer and what Exercise can do for you!

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women.…

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

How important is mental health to you? The annual cost of mental…

Ever had a debilitating long-term injury, you are NOT alone! (Part 1)

Ever had one of those debilitating accidental injuries that leaves…