The Golfer’s worst companion: Low Back Pain

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Golf is one of the most popular pastimes in Australia, and we certainly see a large number of recreational golfers as clients at iNform. One of the greatest things about this sport is that it allows for a broad range of participants from the very young to the very senior, and from the very active […]

The Core: What is it and why should I care?


Concepts such as the ‘core’ and ‘core training’  to many people, are like algebra to me. I know of it but have no idea about any of the specifics or what the hell it does in the real world. I hope this article can elucidate what the core is, but I know I may also […]

Pain: Understanding for empowerment


One of my previous blogs, ‘Pain? It’s all in your head’ certainly caused quite a stir. I attribute this mostly to the tabloid-style title I gave it, which may have paled the complexity of our experience of pain. So I thought a little clarification was in order to help broaden our understanding of the physiology of […]

Fitness Myths iNformed

After discussing our last post on spring related aches and pains on radio last week (ABC 891 ‘Drive’ with Grant Cameron – wednesdays at 5.45pm) we’ve been told by a lot of people that they felt challenged to get out and get more active, which is fantastic! However some of the approaches and concepts that […]

Exercise and Low Back Pain

Here’s some scary stats for you: 80% of the Australian population has suffered from low back pain at some stage in their life. 25% is suffering from it right NOW!! – there’s a good chance that this may be you as you read this. And one in four people that you walk past tomorrow will […]