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Living your Optimum Life

Live life to the fullest.

We’ve curated content from our team of allied health professionals, past and present. Every day we work with people looking to live their optimum life. We choose to share our research, experience and expertise here so you are more informed and enable you to live your life to the fullest.
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Policeman’s Heel: Inflamation of tissue

Plantar Fasciitis (also known as Policeman's heel) is the condition where inflammation of a thick...

Raspberry Bliss Balls

Ingredients 1.5 Cups Raw unsalted cashews 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut ½ Cup Frozen Raspberries 1...

Apricot Chicken with Chickpeas and Sweet Potato

Ingredients 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500g Chicken breast fillets cut into 2 cm...

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

Ingredients 2/3 Cup Whole rolled Oats 1 Large Granny Smith Apple (grated) 1 TB Honey...
Healthy Eating

Tasty Healthy Recipes

Raspberry Bliss Balls

Get ready for mothers day, making her a delicious edible gift!

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Apricot Chicken with Chickpeas and Sweet Potato

This update on a classic dish is a quick tasty midweek dinner. Serve it with rice for something more traditional or serve with extra green vegies to keep it low carb.

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Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

Deliciously crisp apple and cinnamon porridge.

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Baked Fish & Chips

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

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Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

Ingredients 350g whole meal spaghetti 300g Italian pork sausages casings …

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Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding

An easy overnight oat and chia pudding recipe including seasonal fruit and a vanilla twist!

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Keeping Fit

Improving health & fitness

Health & Recovery

Injury Prevention & Rehab

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain that is widespread throughout the body. It is caused by abnormal changes in your brain, not something physically injured at the painful sites.

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Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome is a condition where structures in the ankle joint may be crowding upon each other, meaning they don’t have much room …

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Meniscus Injuries: Rehabilitation and Return to Sports

The meniscus is crescent-shaped cartilage that is located inside the knee joint to help shock absorption and reduce friction during movement in the knee – we have two menisci in each knee.

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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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Independent Living

Living with a disability

Tools to Support Communication Difficulties.

AAC, or alternative and augmentative communication are strategies, systems and tools that can support an individual with communication difficulties. These tools can be anything from Key word signs (i.e. more, finished) to devices that can replace natural speech. But how does this work?

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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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Managing Illness

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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Food glorious food

Healthy Eating

Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

Ingredients 350g whole meal spaghetti 300g Italian pork sausages casings removed 150g snow peas 1 zucchini 1 bunch asparagus 1/2 cup frozen baby peas 2 …

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Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding

An easy overnight oat and chia pudding recipe including seasonal fruit and a vanilla twist!

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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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