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 […]

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 […]

Client of the Month – Kathleen Lillis

This month our fabulous client from Brighton, Kathleen, has written a very nice testimonial that we would love to share with the community. Thank you for your kind words Kathleen and congratulations on all that you have achieved with your health and fitness. We look forward to helping you continue along your journey and we are looking forward to seeing how far you go. My journey with Active One in Brighton began in July 2018 […]

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 […]

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