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Spicy Chicken Wrap

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A yummy healthy chicken wrap recipe that you can make for lunch or dinner.

turkey tacos

Tremendous Turkey Tacos

Recipes

Packed with nutritious vegetables and lean protein, this easy midweek meal is a winner.

Wrist pain – Management of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Injury Prevention & Rehab

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition involving two of the …

Exercise, the weapon to fight cancer

Cancer Recovery

Cancer is a disease of the cells, which are the …

Healthy Eating

Tasty Healthy Recipes

Spicy Chicken Wrap

A yummy healthy chicken wrap recipe that you can make for lunch or dinner.

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turkey tacos

Tremendous Turkey Tacos

Packed with nutritious vegetables and lean protein, this easy midweek meal is a winner.

See Recipe »

Chicken and Vegetable Pesto Pasta

This simple but tasty pesto pasta is a good all-rounder for a healthy but filling meal.

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Mac ‘n Cheese

INGREDIENTS 300g Macaroni 2 Bunches asparagus, trimmed, chopped 1 Cup …

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SWEET POTATO FRIES & FISH

Ingredients 300g sweet potato, peeled, cut into wedges 4 x …

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Nicoise Salad

INGREDIENTS 8 baby chat potatoes 320g grean beans topped and …

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Keeping Fit

Improving health & fitness

Health & Recovery

Injury Prevention & Rehab

Wrist pain – Management of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition involving two of the tendons that move your thumb. It presents as an ache on the thumb side of …

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Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is a group of 4 tendons (attached to 4 muscles) that supports the shoulder joint. Imagine that the shoulder joint is a …

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The who, what and how on lateral ankle sprains

THE WHAT Lateral ankle sprains (LAS) are injuries that happen to the ligament/s of the outer part of the ankle. These ligaments are called the …

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – What is DOMS?

What is delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS? This is something I often have to explain to clients during their first few sessions as it …

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Independent Living

Living with a disability

Aged Health Care

Fountain of youth

Exercise Physiology

Helping Make Bones As Strong As Possible

Exercise is a very important component that goes into improving/maintaining an individual’s bone health. Exercise is recognised as one of the most effective lifestyle strategies …

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Injury Prevention & Rehab

Aging into health

As people get older, they may need some extra help around the home or out in the community to maintain their independence. Common things aged-care …

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Living with a Disability

Older Individuals with Communication Disorders

Australia is now becoming an ageing society thanks to the rising average lifespan and decreased birth levels. By the year 2050, There will be 36 …

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Exercise Physiology

Benefits of Exercise for the Elderly

A lot of the clientele we see at our Optimum studios are retired and suffer from a few health ailments, with mobility issues and maintaining …

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Injury Prevention & Rehab

Wrist pain – Management of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition involving two of the tendons that move your thumb. It presents as an ache on the thumb side of …

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Cancer Recovery

Exercise, the weapon to fight cancer

Cancer is a disease of the cells, which are the body’s basic building blocks. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. These …

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Diabetes

How Dietetic and Exercise Physiology Services Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

What is it? Diabetes is a group of chronic metabolic conditions that affect the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose levels due to deficits in …

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Managing Illness

The Benefits of Exercise for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which the endometrial tissue, which normally grows inside the uterus, grows outside of the uterus. This tissue continues to …

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Healthy Eating

Sustainable Weight Loss

If you did a quick internet search on ‘how to lose weight’, I guarantee you would find more gurus than you could poke a stick …

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Mindless and Mindful Eating

Many of us are unable to recall what we ate last, let alone the sensations we felt during the meal. This is called mindless eating. …

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Back to School Lunches

After months of uncertainty and home schooling, it appears the majority of our kids will be returning to full time schooling next week. While this …

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TIPS & TRICKS FOR BEING GLUTEN FREE

For fellow Coeliacs (new and old): CHECK YOUR LABELS. – I cannot stress this enough. Our food industry is changing all the time so don’t …

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