10 Healthy Tips for the Holidays

We love the Christmas time at Active One. The Christmas lights, the parties, the presents, time off work, and most importantly getting together with our friends and family. But the increased food drink and sitting around that goes hand in hand with Christmas can start to take a toll on our health. That is why we have tried to make Christmas as healthy as possible this year with a few small adjustments. Below is a […]

Brian Russell – Client Story

Brian Russell Brian first attended our clinic 6 months ago to help manage his type 2 diabetes. He started his Active One journey with Vanessa our diabetes educator who started him off on his health journey. Brian had enjoyed running in the past but was unable to continue exercising at those higher intensities due to lower back pain. From working in health for many years Brian understood the importance of exercise but was not sure […]

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 […]

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. ¬† […]

Client of the month – Liz and Cliff

Liz and Cliff have been exercising in our classes for almost two years. At our Christmas party last year Liz was talking to our Exercise Physiologist Marc about her continuing lower back pain that was not improving with the class exercises. After further discussions on the importance of tailoring the exercise and technique for individuals with specific injuries Liz booked in for an assessment with Marc early this year. Since then Liz and Cliff have […]

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