Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation    What is it? Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and it occurs when the electrical impulses of the top two chambers of the heart (the atria) become distorted. This causes these chambers to quiver (or fibrillate) instead of beating regularly. When the atria fail to beat regularly, it allows for the blood to pool and potentially form a clot. If this clot then travels to the brain this […]

Chickpea, Pumpkin and Feta Salad

Sunday Salad – Chickpea, Pumpkin, and Feta Salad This recipe is what is referred to “Sunday Salad” in our house. It is our go to meal on a Sunday night after we have been socialising all weekend and have had too much to eat and drink. It is one of my favourite meals and its my choice for recipe of the month. – Marc Rotunno (Exercise Physiologist) Serves 4. Ingredients: 300g Pumpkin 1 red onion […]

Chronic Lower Back Pain

Is Back Pain Being Mis-managed with Ineffective and Potentially Harmful Treatments? This is the accusation directed at the medical fraternity and made by a team of international health experts. In three papers published in the esteemed Lancet medical journal, the Australian and international authors assert that there is an over-reliance on scans, surgeries and opioid prescriptions to treat a problem that could be more effectively addressed through self-management and less-invasive physical and psychological therapies.   […]

Red lentil, pumpkin and tomato soup

It is now winter and people are starting to try to warm up using foods. While some may go to comfort foods that include fried foods or baked goods we are opting for the healthy option of soup. Soup is a fantastic way of warming up on a cold day while still getting a healthy serve of vegetables. Below is a great example of a healthy soup with a good combination of vegetables, fibre and […]

Overuse – Shoulder Tendinopathies

Have a sore shoulder that has been bugging you for weeks, months or even years? Does it hurt to raise above your head, or do you wake up to being incredibly stiff? You may have rotator cuff tendon problems (tendinopathy). Chronic shoulder pain is not only a daily hassle but can eventually stop you doing the things that you love such as playing sport, picking up the grandkids or participating in gym classes with your […]

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