Tag Archives: Physiotherapy

ACL Injuries in Women #1

Something that has been in the news quite a lot lately is the increased rate of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries that are occurring in the AFLW league. Studies have shown that females are 4-6 times more likely to injure their ACL than males! But why is this the case and what puts females at […]

When Things Go Wrong With Your Heart

Did you know that your heart beats up to 100,000 times a day to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients around your body – that’s up to 3 billion heartbeats during an average lifetime. But what happens when this amazing muscle suddenly stops working the way it should? This month the Heart Foundation’s Big Heart Appeal is taking centre […]

Tradies National Health Month

Unfortunately it doesn’t come as a shock that statistically speaking, Australian tradespeople including labourers, technicians, machinery operators and drivers are among the top four occupations of serious injury claims! While there have been improvements, our tradies continue to have the highest health and safety claims of any sector (check out Australian Physiotherapy Association’s tradies health snapshot for […]

New Study: Exercise – How much time is enough time?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser Recent research that has come out of the ongoing Cardia study looks at our cardiovascular health and how it’s effected by short bursts of activity. In other words, the health of our heart and circulatory system (veins, arteries etc), and how good little bits of exercise are for […]

Exercise for your brain!

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King Since Brain Awareness Week (14th– 20th March), we’ve been keeping up to date with ESSA (Exercise & Sports Science Australia) and their Exercise Right movement on ways to help Australian’s get their sneakers out of the wardrobe and keep their grey matter healthy! It is well understood that engaging in regular exercise provides significant […]

New Study: Can HIIT help older adults with dementia?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser DID YOU KNOW that dementia is among the leading causes of older adults losing their ability to live independently?! Recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, was an interesting study looking into older adults with dementia and whether high intensity functional exercise programs helped improve independence […]

New Study: Fitness and Academic Achievement

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser A spanking new study released by the American College of Sports Medicine has looked into the long-term relationship between fitness and academic achievement. The study followed nearly 1,300 boys and girls aged between 11-14 year olds, and broke them into 3 groups – those who were persistently active (fit-fit), those who were […]

No Time to Exercise?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King The National Heart Foundation has released new research which reveals 3 in 4 people of working age (25-54yrs) do very little to no exercise. With so many benefits to getting regular exercise, including reducing stress (and boosting those happy chemicals), preventing diseases and chronic conditions and improving your general well-being, why […]

Make 2016 The Year You Finally Committed

New Year’s resolutions suck right? Every year, another bout of self-commitment to finally do that thing you’ve been committed to doing so many times before. Maybe this year is different, maybe you are about to embark on something entirely new. But how many times have you found yourself in month two (or day two in […]

New Clinic Open For Business

It’s official – Bodyfit NT Palmerston has moved and we are giving you 15% off all services to celebrate! Today we finally move into our brand new clinic on McCourt Road in Yarrawonga, Darwin NT. While only just down the road from the old place, we now have so much more room for all the good […]