Okay, so, you just came out of your massage, you’re feeling loose, relaxed and ready to reintegrate into the world. As you fumble around for your private health care card, your therapist mentions something to you about what to do when you get home, but...

The idea of public holiday celebrations can be quite daunting when you’re trying to stay healthy. Luckily, Health Place has teamed up with one of our resident dietitian superstars to provide you with some amazing tips. Chuck it on the barbie! Try seafood on the BBQ...

Ice baths have always been somewhat popular within athlete circles for post performance recovery, however, they have now become the mainstream and for good reason. It has become common practice for people who engage in regular exercising to prepare their own ice bath. Believe it...

The Basics The Sciatic nerve can be described as a substantially large nerve which runs from the lower back, all the way down to the legs. The most common symptom that is commonly associated with the sciatic nerve being under pressure (impinged or compressed) is usually pain...

Last week, we discussed why cramps strike and how you may be increasing your likelihood of experiencing them. If you missed it, click here! This time around, we will be concentrating on what you can do to minimise your risk of suffering at grips of pain. The...

Muscle cramps – they strike during exercise; they strike during work hours or even when you’re drifting off to sleep. If you thought they were unavoidable, this may not be the case. So, what causes cramps? Cramps are caused by muscle spasms, an involuntary contraction of one...

  What is dry-needling? Dry needling is a technique first used in Europe in the 1970’s. It uses small needles the same as acupuncture needles to ‘deactivate’ trigger points. Trigger points are the tight fibrous areas of muscle, which can impact on the muscles performance and often...

The inside of the body is enclosed with soft tissue called fascia.  Fascia covers internals such as organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles in particular is called Myofascia. When the Myofascia is stressed from repetitive use or trauma, it can...

The term “ergonomics” is derived from the two Greek words: “ergon”, meaning work and “nomoi” meaning natural laws. Essentially, to work ergonomically would mean to work naturally. Not working ergonomically can have a serious detriment on physical health and can lead to a variety of health...