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.   […]

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. […]

Melbourne Marathon Champions.

  It was a beautiful day for a picnic but a little warm to run a marathon. That didn’t stop our EPs Marc, Mary and Trent joining the largest ever number of marathon entrants to run the Melbourne Marathon. Mary had inspired her sister to run her first marathon and planned to pace her throughout the run, Marc was running his first with the unfortunate situation of an injury hampering his preparation and Trent had […]

7 Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors

February is Heart Health Month, and there’s no better time to do a “gut check” on the foods you and your loved ones are eating. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Canada states that strokes kill 32% more women than men. Needless to say, it pays to be aware of what […]

Why a Brisk Walk Is Better?

Walking, fast or slow, is wonderful exercise. But now a first-of-its-kind study shows that to get the most health benefits from walking, many of us need to pick up the pace. The findings stem from a new analysis of the National Walkers’ Health Study, a large database of information maintained at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory about thousands of middle-age men and women who walk regularly for exercise. Recruited beginning in 1998 at walking events […]

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