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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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Ageing Well

Physical activity & strength training for older people Many people know about the benefits of physical activity such as walking, swimming or cycling, but older people should also include a strength training component in their exercise program. Regular physical activity provides many general health benefits, including, but not limited to: improved heart improved lung function […]

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Dry needling and Acupuncture

What’s the difference? Both acupuncture and dry needling use the same type of needle and follow many of the similar points, but have a different premise. Acupuncture Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine with the body being made up of a mountain of energy “Qi” which can be equated to rivers. If you block […]

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Get Walking More This Summer

5 Reasons Why You Should Walking is probably one of the most underrated exercise options, and it costs nothing, boosts energy and improves overall health. It is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that is easy and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here are some reasons why walking is so good […]

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Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centres

Hobart, New Town, Kingston, Rosny Park and Huonville! Leap Health has five centres locations across greater Hobart; Hobart, New Town, Kingston, Rosny Park and Huonville. Each Leap Health centre offers a full range of services including: Physiotherapy Dietician Massage therapy Hydrotherapy Sport screening Exercise programs Post surgery rehab Dry needling Core stability programs Balance programs Aged care program Across all […]

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