Client of the Month – Dianna Daly

Dianna Daly – My story to date.. Almost a year ago I had an accident [fall from my horse] leaving me broken and lost..  I had a helicopter ride to the Alfred being in ICU for a week then transferred to the Austin spinal hospital for 3 weeks then to Talbot rehab.. My beautiful happy little world as I knew it was gone just like that. I had fractured ribs, broken back, and spinal cord […]

Deadlift – an exercise to help or harm your back?

Deadlift – what is the verdict? The deadlift is one of the most beneficial and functional exercises that should be incorporated in most exercise programs. But the deadlift has always suffered a poor reputation for causing lower back injuries which scares most people off attempting them. However research on the topic often reports the exact opposite saying deadlifts can improve our lower back health. Deadlifts are fantastic for improving strength in the posterior chain, including; […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy? Got an Occupational Therapy assessment coming up and not sure what to expect? Or maybe you always wanted to know how OT’s can help you and your family? In a 2019 Australian study, researchers found that only 10% of participants could provide a good or advanced description of occupational therapy (Rahja & Laver, 2019). That’s a bit of a problem! We get it, Occupational Therapy can sound quite confusing, as we work […]

Delicious one-pan chicken and lentils

One-pan chicken and lentils Serves: 4 Time to make: 40 mins 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g chicken breast fillets, cut into 2cm pieces 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 celery stalks, sliced 1 medium yellow capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces 400g can cherry tomatoes 400g can no-added-salt lentils, rinsed, drained 200g green beans, sliced 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley Instructions Step 1 – Heat half of the oil in a large […]

A Few Drinks Will Shorten Your Life

How many drinks is too much? Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut down life expectancy. Many people believe that a glass of wine (or 2-3) a day is healthy for their heart but one drink per day may be too much. Moderate drinkers are now considered less healthy in a new study which suggests we […]

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