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Accredited Practising Dietitians – What can they do for you?

Low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-fat, high-fat, ….the list goes on. Never before have we as the consumer had so many dietary options to choose from to help manage our waistlines and our health. Having so many different options is great in theory, but with all these options comes the difficulty of figuring out which of these […]

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Five minutes with Brad Conway

Brad has been with the Leap Physiotherapy for more than 4 years. He holds degrees in Exercise Science and Health Science with Honours, and is an accredited Exercise Physiologist.  Brad is also a strength and conditioning coach, who has spent time with UTAS, Cricket Tasmania and AFL Tasmania in strength, conditioning and rehabilitation. Not one to rest on his laurels, […]

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Five minutes with Stewart Williamson

Stewart Williamson is the founding director of Leap Health Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centres. You’ll find Stewart wearing many hats across his involvement with the physiotherapy profession in Tasmania. From business operations behind the scenes, to treating patients in our practices, to assisting Tasmania’s elite sports teams perform at their best, Stewart is the much revered leader of […]

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Take the results of your scans with a grain of salt

Can the often feared “disc degeneration” be like the crows feet of our backs, the wrinkles of our spine? Over half of 30-39 years olds without back pain have disc degeneration in their spine and over half 40-49 year olds without back pain have at least one disc bulge1. The table below shows the percentage of […]

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Run for mental health 2016

When I heard that a good friend and all-round good Samaritan, Ben Hirst, had pledged to run from Burnie to Hobart (a whopping 340kms) from February 25th-28th, 2016 in support of Speak Up Stay ChatTY (a local not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving mental health awareness and suicide prevention), my first thought was “this is amazing!”, […]

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Is Leap Health your physio?

Without sounding like we’ve got too much of a chip on our shoulder, we really do think we offer the best physiotherapy service in Tasmania (and depending on the day of the week – even the world!). We could write numerous blogs on why this is so, but we’ve tried to whittle it down to three […]

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Hugging for good health

A few years ago a friend mentioned a saying to me that has seemed to stick with me: “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” More recently I thought I’d look a little further into this idea of […]

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What will your holiday read be?

How often do you sit down and read a book these days? I mean a real book! You know, one with a front & back cover with real pages? Today we do get caught up in reading a lot online or reading eBooks or let’s face it, scrolling through Facebook or playing Candy Crush. A […]

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Foam rollinng What’s it all about?

We all know that regular exercise is fantastic and necessary to maintain good health, however quite often we wake up the following day experiencing some muscle tightness and soreness (commonly referred to as DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness). This soreness is thought to be the result of microtrauma in the muscle, which leads to […]

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Why Stretch?

Stretching has been demonstrated to increase muscle length and also tendon elasticity, which may be appropriate for some sports. There are two types of stretches you can do – static and dynamic. Static stretches involve reaching forward to a point of tension and holding the stretch, while dynamic stretches involve moving parts of your body […]

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