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Understanding Tech Neck: How It Relates to Jaw Pain

In today’s digital age, many of us spend a significant amount of time hunched over our phones, tablets, and computers. This posture, often referred to as “tech neck,” can lead to a variety of health issues, including jaw pain. In this blog post, we’ll explore the link between tech neck and jaw pain, as well […]

The Power of Resistance Training in Managing multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a challenging neurological condition that affects millions worldwide. While there is no cure, there are strategies to manage its symptoms and improve quality of life. One such strategy gaining recognition is resistance training, a form of exercise that involves working against a force to build muscle strength. What is Resistance Training? […]

Finding the Right Shoes for YOUR Feet

By Steph Lamont, Podiatrist and Director at Gen Health and Active Feet Hamilton If you’re planning on taking on “The Serra Terror” in the Grampians during the June long weekend, then you’re going to need the right pair of shoes to tackle the challenging terrain. The Serra Terror is an 80 km hike that takes […]

Preventing Blisters

By Steph Lamont, Podiatrist and Director at Gen Health and Active Feet Hamilton Have you considered joining the ‘Serra Terror’ team event through the beautiful Grampians scenery?  Adequate preparation for your feet is crucial for success. Blistering is a sure way to dampen this exhilarating sport! Preventing a blister is simple if you follow these […]

Sock and Shoe Rotation

By Steph Lamont, Podiatrist and Director at Gen Health and Active Feet Hamilton Are you planning on doing the Serra Terror event? Here are some tips that will help you feel your best during the event. Socks A breathable material is best for socks; wool or cotton or a specific coolmax engineered sock. Natural fibres […]

Understanding Mental Health Occupational Therapy

Mental health occupational therapy (OT) is a specialised area that helps people with mental health challenges lead meaningful lives. It focuses on how activities can improve mental well-being. Occupational therapy (OT) is a health profession that helps people of all ages do what they need and want to do through daily activities. OTs enable people […]

Does the “off-season” really mean time off?

With the “off-season” for football and netball rapidly approaching, for many this can mean their first break from exercise since the beginning of the year. Although the off-season is a good time to have a break and relax it is also important to remember that your body needs to continue to exercise, especially if you’re […]

Clinical Reformer Therapy (Clinical Pilates) Vs Reformer Pilates

PILATES IS A WONDERFUL FITNESS CRAZE, IT ENTERED FITNESS MAINSTREAM ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN GROWING IN POPULARITY EVER SINCE. EVERYONE RAVES ABOUT IT! Note: At Gen Health we used to call it Clinical Pilates, but due to a Private Health Insurance Reform in 2019, we updated to titling our sessions as Clinical […]

Are you a poor sleeper? Stop doom-scrolling and read this…

Sleep is an essential function – it allows the body and mind to recharge, and also helps combat diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly – impairing our ability to concentrate, think clearly and process memories.  But what causes us to have interrupted sleep? Sleep Cycle When we fall asleep, our bodies follow […]

A step ahead on Foot Drop

What is foot drop?  Foot drop is caused by disruption to a nerve that runs past your knee and into your shin called the common peroneal nerve which controls lifting the foot and toes up from the ground, which causes the foot to drop leading to issues with walking. What does it look like? People […]

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