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Fashion vs Preventing Forefoot Pain

Pain at the front of your foot or forefoot is a very common presentation to Podiatry clinics on the Gold Coast especially with women mainly because of women’s casual and dress shoes. Morton’s Neuromas, Metatarsalgia, Bunions, Claw toes, Corns and Sesamoiditis to name just a few of the conditions that commonly come through a Podiatrists…

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What’s the difference between fitness Pilates and clinical Pilates?

By expert Emily Georgopolous (APAM), Physiotherapist at Pogo Physio on the Gold Coast. Many people have heard of Pilates, but with so many different Pilates options it can be hard to know which one to choose. This blog will talk through some different types of classes which are available in the community, to help you know which one…

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Get fit and have a holiday at the same time: Running camps are gaining popularity everywhere

Michelle Martinez of Trailblazers Run Coaching took her group to Noosa: Here’s her recap of a wonderful few days! 15 super keen and excited runners arrived in Noosa on the Friday afternoon keen to get in some good training and have a whole lot of fun! Our first training run was an 11km trail run through…

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3 Most Common Mistakes Made By Masters Athletes

By Alan Culpepper (Top US marathon runner, Olympian, coach and author) via competitor.com As we age, we become set in our ways when we train and race—and tend to focus on those facets that come easiest. When we do so, we unknowingly slide into patterns of neglect, which lead to less than optimal performances. Training…

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How to Eliminate Walk Breaks on Your Run

For new runners, walk breaks are a common training tool used to help manage longer distances when first building fitness. They serve a helpful purpose. Just like during an interval workout, the walk break is a recovery period that accomplishes a few important goals: Walk breaks reduce heart rate, preventing new runners from working too…

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Should You Train with a Cold?

If you haven’t yet succumbed to a runny nose or a bout of the sniffles, then I’m afraid to report that statistics are against you. According to the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University, the average adult suffers 2-4 colds a year, with many studies suggesting that immune systems of athletes are more vulnerable to…

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Running Technique: The Lazy Heel Lift

By David Coombs, senior physiotherapist and level 3 IAAF distance running coach at Physiologic Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinic on the Gold Coast. One of the most common technique errors I encounter when assessing running technique is the lazy heel lift. Essentially what happens is that the swinging leg (as it leaves the ground at the…

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Want to run faster, feel lighter and stronger? Treat yourself to a running form workshop

Runners are always looking for ways to become faster, and more capable of completing longer distances. Running form modification is commonly discussed, and there are so many different answers, techniques, and pieces of advice given. The team from intraining Running Injury Clinic are experienced runners, practitioners and coaches. The 2017 form workshop series will assist…

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Forgotten supplement: SLEEP

Our expert, Andrew Hall (Sports Dietician and Exercise Scientist at Apple to Zucchini in Brisbane) discusses the many benefits of some good quality shut eye. When chasing health and performance improvements, staying up well after dark, neglecting sleep, scrolling through pages of #instafood and #motivationalmemes makes about as much sense as using chop sticks to eat…

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