Clinic Update – New Staff Members

Since the start of 2019 we have had some new team members join the Active One family and we are excited to introduce them to you. Abbie Calgliarini Abbie is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor who recently joined the team at Active One. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2016. Abbie is passionate about helping people achieve their physical goals and improve their overall health and wellbeing. […]

Healthy Fritters Recipe

Sweet corn and capsicum fritters with avocado smash Serves: 4 Time to make: 30 mins 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250g frozen sweet corn, thawed 1 small red capsicum, diced 30g pumpkin seeds 125g chickpea flour 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 eggs, lightly beaten Avocado smash 1 large ripe avocado 150g frozen broad beans, thawed juice of 1/2 lime, plus lime wedges, to serve 1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked […]

Squats – my favourite exercise.

Squats are one of the most functional exercises we could ever perform, this is why they are my favourite exercise to prescribe. They help strengthen some of our most important muscles like our quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings and calves. We need these muscles to be strong to complete normal activities like walking, going up stairs, bending to pick things up or getting out of a chair. If you do not have the strength to squat you […]

Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease that affects one or many joints of the body and can include damage to the joint cartilage, inflammation of surrounding tissue and degeneration. It is the most common form of chronic arthritis and is characterised by pain in the joint, stiffness and swelling. Any joint can suffer with OA but the most common joints affected are the hand, knees and hips. Although OA is more common in the older […]

Garlic Prawns for Australia Day.

Happy Australia Day weekend! All of us at Active One would like to wish everyone a fun filled safe long weekend. With the increased heat remember to keep hydrated and if you are in the sun don’t forget to slip, slop, slap. If you are looking for a healthy Australian lunch option for the weekend barbie try this garlic prawns recipe. This delicious salad along with a game of backyard cricket will make for a […]

8 Tips for a healthier Christmas.

As we are starting to close out 2018 all of us at Active One would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. We hope that you have a fun filled Festive Season with friends and family and a safe and happy new year! To make sure we all have a fun and healthy holiday break here is 8 tips to see you through.  Make sure you don’t go to Christmas parties hungry. Have something healthy to eat […]

Chronic Pain and Exercise Physiology

  Pain is the most common reason people seek medical help. If this pain persists for a period longer than 6 months or beyond expected healing time it is then considered to be chronic pain. One in five Australians suffer with chronic pain and this prevalence increases to one in three people over the age of 65. Even with this high prevalence and high cost to the medical system there is still a misunderstanding to chronic […]

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