Vertigo & Dizziness

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‘Vertigo’ is not a diagnosis. Just like back pain may have many causes, there may be many reasons that someone experiences vertigo. Some of these include Inner ear problems, blood vessel disorders or cervicogenic (neck related) issues.

Prevent Running Injuries

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Running is an ever popular form of exercise, but the runs aren’t always ‘fun’ especially when pain or injury rears its head. At Fusion, we commonly see lower limb injuries in frustrated runners wanting to be out there pounding the pavement. Niemuth, P. E., Johnson, R. J., Myers, M. J., & Thieman, T. J. (2005). Hip muscle weakness and overuse …

Preventing Injury – Pre-season & Beyond

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by James Thomas, Physiotherapist With pre-season training for winter sports now in full swing and school sports starting for many, now is the perfect time to build a good injury prevention program, to enable your best, injury free performance throughout the season.

How to become a strong runner

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Author: Jane McCaig, Exercise Physiologist Strength training is an often-overlooked aspect of a running training program. But, the benefits of strength training cannot be understated. Enhanced leg strength can improve your running performance, protect you from injury and improve your recovery – and lets be honest, most runners can afford to improve in at least one, if not all, of these …

Preparation is the Key

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Author: Josh Naunton, Physiotherapist Only twelve weeks to go until this year’s Fun Run. Now is the perfect time to jump off the couch and start running towards your goals. Whether you’re contemplating the 5km run/walk, 10km run, or looking to impress by conquering 15km, it’s important to put in some preparation to get over the finish line. Working out …

Achievable Goal Setting

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Author: Jane McCaig, Exercise Physiologist To facilitate success in this years’ Bendigo Bank Fun Run it is important to be clear from the start what it is you wish to achieve. It may be a simple goal such as “I want to finish the 10km run,” or be part of a bigger picture “I want to lose 15kg,” or a …

Sitting is Killing Us!

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Author: Jane McCaig, Exercise Physiologist, Fusion Allied Health. As a society we are sitting more than ever before. “Why is this a problem?” you may ask. Recent research has shown that prolonged periods of sitting are detrimental to our health, even if we are doing 30minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise every day. These studies have shown that risk …

Congratulations!

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You did it!  I hope you have allowed yourself some time to appreciate your efforts and reflect on how far you have come since beginning the program in September.  Whether last weekend was your first ever fun run or you are a fun run veteran, there is always something you can take from each event  to motivate you for the …