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New perspective on Physiotherapy, Health and Wellness

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10 Everyday Uses For The Wim Hof Method (Part 2)

10 Everyday Uses For The Wim Hof Method (Part 2)

Hopefully you have some awareness of Wim Hof and his methods. If not, check out part one of my two-part take on the Wim Hof Method. In short, Wim has developed a technique that utilizes deep breathing, cold exposure and mental focus to gain conscious […]

The Wim Hof Method: Why You Must Try It For Yourself (Part 1)

The Wim Hof Method: Why You Must Try It For Yourself (Part 1)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few years you may have started to hear about Wim Hof and his breathing technique. If you’ve been a patient of mine or follow my work online, you’ll at least have had some exposure. In my […]

Hamstring Injury: Are We Missing This? ft. Cyril Rioli

Hamstring Injury: Are We Missing This? ft. Cyril Rioli

Hi all! Grant here. This is another popular article I’ve repurposed from my days at Peninsula Physiotherapy. Despite Cyril Rioli having since retired from the AFL almost six months ago, his story – and this article from 2017, are still far too relevant today. Disclaimer As […]

Why Stomach Sleeping Isn’t Bad For Your Neck

Why Stomach Sleeping Isn’t Bad For Your Neck

Do you avoid stomach sleeping to protect your neck? It’s understandable if you do because it makes perfect sense. Lying on your stomach with your neck twisted to one side for too long can eventually make it sore. It seems a no-brainer. So this may sound strange […]

A Cold Shower May Lead To Fewer Sick Days

A Cold Shower May Lead To Fewer Sick Days

As parts of the world freeze through winter (and the Polar Vortex), the idea of a cold shower probably won’t appeal to many. Personally it’s something I’ve warmed to (yep, I went there) over the last few years. The perceived health benefits of a cold plunge […]

Knee Tendonitis: Have We Missed This? ft. Jaeger O’Meara

Knee Tendonitis: Have We Missed This? ft. Jaeger O’Meara

This is an article I’ve brought across and re-purposed from my days at Peninsula Physiotherapy. I still feel like this is very important and needs a reboot in 2019. Back in 2017, Jaeger O’Meara’s knee tendonitis and subsequent ruptured patella tendon was one of THE […]

Strava Report: Our Running & Cycling Habits In 2018

Strava Report: Our Running & Cycling Habits In 2018

If you went running or cycling in 2018 there’s a good chance you’re one of the 36 million people who used Strava – one of the best fitness tracking (and stalking) applications available. A few months ago Strava released their annual “Year In Sport” report detailing the exercise […]

Inside Fitness: 10 Musculoskeletal Myths You Didn’t Realize Were False

Inside Fitness: 10 Musculoskeletal Myths You Didn’t Realize Were False

Good news, I’m fortunate enough to have an article published by Inside Fitness, Canada’s number one fitness magazine!   The article entitled 10 Musculoskeletal Myths You Didn’t Realize Were False suggests a list of popular ideas that we should challenge. Ideas, that on the surface make […]

Tennis Elbow: Is It Caused By Your Neck?

Tennis Elbow: Is It Caused By Your Neck?

If you’ve had Tennis Elbow before you’ll understand how frustrating it can be. It’s stubborn, persistent and often compounded by a lack of obvious triggers. But did you know that it may be more than just an isolated elbow issue? That there’s an important piece […]

What Makes a ‘Good Shoe’? Why Our Current Thinking is Outdated and Wrong

What Makes a ‘Good Shoe’? Why Our Current Thinking is Outdated and Wrong

Consider this when thinking about what makes a good shoe. Your modern heeled and arch-supportive shoes are probably bad for you. There. I’ve said it. No doubt they look and feel great but are they also creating a legacy that will define the future health […]