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Pole Physio Blog. Pole Injury Free After Lockdown

3 Tips to Pole Injury Free After Lockdown

June 7, 2020

As we move onto Stage 2 restrictions in Oz and Pole Studios are set to reopen, here are 3 tips to help you Return to Pole Injury Free after almost 3 months off.

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MoveMedics Blog. When Will Lockdown End

So The Curve Is Flat, Now What?

April 17, 2020

With the curve flattened, the question on everyone's mind is When Will Lockdown End? We explore the key elements in consideration and one possible approach.

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MoveMedics Blog. Finding Your New Normal

Finding Your New Normal

April 2, 2020

Life as we know it has changed with the CoVID-19 Pandemic. Having a routine of your own choosing is reassuring during these challenging times. Here're 3 Tips to help you find your New Normal.

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MoveMedics Blog. Selfie Wrist

What is Selfie Wrist?  There has been reports in the media that doctors are increasingly treating people with “Selfie Wrist”- wrist pain supposedly caused by excessive selfie taking. Is there really such a thing? This is not the first time a catchy name has been given to a pain condition, “Text Neck” did the rounds...

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MoveMedics Blog. Does Movement Decline With Age

What Grade would you Give Your Movement? If you were to give your movement a grade right now, what grade would you give yourself? These are the things I want you to consider: Strength – Do you have the strength needed to do all the activities you want to do?  Mobility – Do you have the mobility needed to do...

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MoveMedics Blog. Pain Does Not Mean Tissue Damage

The 4 Scenarios of Pain and Tissue Damage “Pain equals damage” is easily one of the biggest pain myths of all. No, pain does NOT equal damage. Let’s take a closer look. Where pain and tissue damage are concerned, there’re 4 possible scenarios. Scenario 1: No tissue damage. No pain. Scenario 2: Tissue damage. Pain Scenario 3: Tissue...

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Pole Physio Blog. Train Hard. Rest Harder

The Often Neglected Aspect of Training What would you say is the most important aspect of your pole training? Drilling your trick? Conditioning? Stretching? Polishing your combos? Rest? If you have said rest? High five. You’ve nailed it on the Pleaser heel. Rest is the single most important aspect of any training schedule. It doesn’t...

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Voice Physio Blog. Posture and Singing

The Obsession About Posture Posture is something all professional voice users have to think about. For singers, you need to think about your posture for singing and stage presence. For speakers, you also need to think about stage presence and how best to look confident and engaging to your audience. Posture also has a bad...

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MoveMedics Blog. Are Spinal Curves Normal

The Low-Down on Spinal Curvatures Kyphosis and lordosis, two words you’re likely to hear in a discussion about spinal curvatures. As with anything foreign and unfamiliar, they come with a degree of confusion and even trepidation. So let’s start by demystifying them. To put it super simply, a kyphosis is a hump and a lordosis...

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Pole Physio Blog. How To Spatchcock

The Elusive Spatchcock When I posted this in 2015, it was right in the middle of a great debate about the Spatchcock’s aesthetics, there were some very strong comments made and a lot of equally strong responses. It was quite a stir! Whether you like the look of the Spatchcock or not is a matter...

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Voice Physio Blog. Back Exercises For Singers

The Importance of Efficient Breathing Breathing and voicing are intimately related. Whilst you can breathe without voicing, you cannot voice without breath! Breathing is something we all have to do, it’s something we do without thinking. In fact, whenever you starting thinking about your breathing, it has a tendency to feel all weird and uncoordinated....

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Vocal Health
Voice Physio Blog. Measure Vocal Load

Leveraging Sport Science Research Vocal load management is important for all voice users but it is such an abstract matter! How do you measure something so intangible and subjective? And even if you can quantify it, how do you actually use it to plan and manage your vocal load and to help prevent overuse issues?...

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Voice Physio Blog. Vocal Load Management. Technique Or Capacity

Good Technique Does Not Exempt You from Voice Injuries I came across this comment online recently: “If you have good vocal technique then you won’t have voice injuries”and I wholeheartedly disagree. Good technique is critical for voice health, that is for certain, but there is something equally as important as technique and that is vocal capacity....

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Voice Physio Blog. Posture and Singing

The Obsession About Posture Posture is something all professional voice users have to think about. For singers, you need to think about your posture for singing and stage presence. For speakers, you also need to think about stage presence and how best to look confident and engaging to your audience. Posture also has a bad...

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Voice Physio Blog. Back Exercises For Singers

The Importance of Efficient Breathing Breathing and voicing are intimately related. Whilst you can breathe without voicing, you cannot voice without breath! Breathing is something we all have to do, it’s something we do without thinking. In fact, whenever you starting thinking about your breathing, it has a tendency to feel all weird and uncoordinated....

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Voice Physio Blog. MoveMedics

Physio for Your Voice Voice Physio? Say what? Yes, Voice Physio, physio for your voice. If you haven’t heard of this before, don’t worry, most of my physio colleagues haven’t either! I myself only became aware of it shortly after I’ve started singing lessons myself. You know how we don’t see things unless they are...

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Shoulder Health
Pole Physio Blog. How To Handspring

The Foundation to Handspring Success The Handspring, aka Split Grip Ayesha, is a goal trick for a lot of pole dancers. Not only does the Handspring offer a great sense of achievement, it also opens the door to a lot of fun tricks, combos, and transitions. It is certainly one of those rite of passage tricks and...

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Pole Physio Blog. Is Twisty Grip Evil

A Bad Reputation Twisty Grip is a very popular and useful grip in pole dancing. The Twisty Grip Handspring is also one of those rite of passage tricks that a lot of pole dancers dream to achieve. However, Twisty Grip has been blamed for causing many a shoulder injury. In fact, Twisty Grip has such...

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Pole Physio Blog. Train Hard. Rest Harder

The Often Neglected Aspect of Training What would you say is the most important aspect of your pole training? Drilling your trick? Conditioning? Stretching? Polishing your combos? Rest? If you have said rest? High five. You’ve nailed it on the Pleaser heel. Rest is the single most important aspect of any training schedule. It doesn’t...

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Opinion
MoveMedics Blog. When Will Lockdown End

With the curve flattened, the question on everyone's mind is When Will Lockdown End? We explore the key elements in consideration and one possible approach.

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MoveMedics Blog. Finding Your New Normal

Life as we know it has changed with the CoVID-19 Pandemic. Having a routine of your own choosing is reassuring during these challenging times. Here're 3 Tips to help you find your New Normal.

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MoveMedics Blog. Is Physio Essential Service

Physio is deemed an essential service in Scott Morrison's latest announcement in business restrictions in the effort to slow the spread of CoVID-19. Is it really essential? Here're the 2 key questions.

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MoveMedics Blog. CoVID19 Pandemic

At this point of the Corona Virus Pandemic, there is much uncertainty and confusion about what we should do in the community. This is a tricky and never-before-seen situation, and in times of uncertainty there may not be clear cut answers but we can always defer to common sense. Let’s take a look.

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MoveMedics Blog. Does Movement Decline With Age

What Grade would you Give Your Movement? If you were to give your movement a grade right now, what grade would you give yourself? These are the things I want you to consider: Strength – Do you have the strength needed to do all the activities you want to do?  Mobility – Do you have the mobility needed to do...

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MoveMedics Blog. Celebs Are Not Medical Experts

Opinion Does Not Equal Expertise For as long as I’ve been a physio, 19 years and counting, my biggest pet peeve is how many people needlessly suffer in health because of misinformation. For me, the worst of all misinformation is one that is perpetuated by what I like to call the celebrity effect – a...

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Pole Dance
Pole Physio Blog. Pole Injury Free After Lockdown

As we move onto Stage 2 restrictions in Oz and Pole Studios are set to reopen, here are 3 tips to help you Return to Pole Injury Free after almost 3 months off.

Read More
Pole Physio Blog. How To Handspring

The Foundation to Handspring Success The Handspring, aka Split Grip Ayesha, is a goal trick for a lot of pole dancers. Not only does the Handspring offer a great sense of achievement, it also opens the door to a lot of fun tricks, combos, and transitions. It is certainly one of those rite of passage tricks and...

Read More
Pole Physio Blog. Is Twisty Grip Evil

A Bad Reputation Twisty Grip is a very popular and useful grip in pole dancing. The Twisty Grip Handspring is also one of those rite of passage tricks that a lot of pole dancers dream to achieve. However, Twisty Grip has been blamed for causing many a shoulder injury. In fact, Twisty Grip has such...

Read More
Pole Physio Blog. Train Hard. Rest Harder

The Often Neglected Aspect of Training What would you say is the most important aspect of your pole training? Drilling your trick? Conditioning? Stretching? Polishing your combos? Rest? If you have said rest? High five. You’ve nailed it on the Pleaser heel. Rest is the single most important aspect of any training schedule. It doesn’t...

Read More
Pole Physio Blog. How To Spatchcock

The Elusive Spatchcock When I posted this in 2015, it was right in the middle of a great debate about the Spatchcock’s aesthetics, there were some very strong comments made and a lot of equally strong responses. It was quite a stir! Whether you like the look of the Spatchcock or not is a matter...

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Pole Physio Blog. MoveMedics

The Humble Beginning My first experience with pole dancing was a team building outing in 2007. I was instantly hooked! Initially, I made a point to leave my physio hat at the studio door because it was play time. I quickly discovered how useful my knowledge was for my own development, and more importantly, how...

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