Client of the Month – John Tonzing

JOHN TONZING John has been with Active Once since 2017, he first met our Exercise Physiologists when he was attending Cardiac Rehab at Peninsula Health. During stage 3 lockdown John took advantage of our smaller exercise groups and attended twice/week with fellow members.  He found this a great way to maintain his strength and fitness as he knew he wouldn’t have been able to do it at home by himself.  During stage 4 John has […]

Client of the Month – Alan Coventry

ALAN COVENTRY Alan has been with Active One for over 10 years.  He was referred by his GP for management of T2DM and osteoarthritis.  Alan has a condition which is called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) which causes his spine to fuse.  This makes normal daily tasks, such as picking things up from the ground very difficult.  Alan regularly attends our group classes and hydrotherapy to improve his strength, mobility and fitness.  Alan also has […]

Staying happy in lockdown.

Staying Happy in Lockdown The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of disruption to everyone’s lives in 2020. We have all been through various stages of lockdown as the government is trying to minimise the impact of the virus on our health system. In Melbourne we have seen large increases of coronavirus leading us to much heavier restrictions. We are currently past the halfway mark of stage 4 but it is unknown at what stage […]

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 […]

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