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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, Salamanca, New Town, Kingston, Rosny Park and Huonville! Leap Health has six centres locations across greater Hobart; Hobart, BodyTech Salamanca, 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 […]

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