OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2018 by Megan Thomas

Jesse Elliott asks: What can you do to reduce the level of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after exercise?

MEGAN: Hi Jesse, I’m going to commence by asking you a question – how much DOMS is too much? I think it’s important to remember that part of doing exercise is to get stronger muscles, which causes small muscle tears so the muscle grows. DOMS is part of this process. DOMS can also be from lactic acid build up and simple muscle fatigue from doing strenuous work.

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By Megan Thomas, Director & Senior Physiotherapist

Does my child have growing pains?

Growing pains are a mysterious but common complaint in young children, usually affecting boys and girls between the ages of 3-5 and 8-11. The pain is mostly nocturnal (no sleep for mum and dad either!)  and occurs in the muscles (not in the joints) around the calf, behind the knee, front of thigh and arms. They don’t cause your child to limp and they don’t have any difficulty walking, playing or exercising. Growing pains don’t cause any long-term damage.

“Treatment” for growing pains can involve

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By Chris Thomas, Owner & Senior Physiotherapist

Why I love Pilates

I first experienced Pilates when recovering from a back injury at 18.

My goal was to get back to Cricket, running in and bowling fast all day – hitting 15 times my body weight through my legs, and into my (already) fractured back. Up to 150 times in a day, 5 days a week.

My first attempt at returning ended with me being back on the side lines after a year. I knew then that if I wanted to be pain free, and back to my best, I had to get strong …  seriously strong!

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By Lindsey McKay, PhyxMe On Shoes Fit Expert

“OMG they are so plush and super soft … and so light!”

That has been the resounding response from Cairns runners when they try on the latest shoe release from On Running: Cloudace.

The Ace has been designed for runners who love to run long and hard. And for those wanting support and cushioning without the bulk or restriction of a typical stability shoe.

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