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How to Prepare for a Skiing/Snowboarding Trip

Winter is coming and for a lot of people that also means that long-awaited ski trip is sneaking up. Whether you are a first-timer starting on the bunny hill, a black diamond veteran, or anywhere in between, it is important that you go prepared. Yes – make sure you have all the right gear but more importantly, make sure your body is ready. Skiing or snowboarding is physically demanding, whatever your ability level, so to avoid injury and to get the most out of your days on the slopes it is really important to do some pre-trip training. Having a good baseline fitness will help, but like any sport, a sport-specific strength program is going to make all the difference.

Skiing and snowboarding are largely endurance sports with many runs going for several kilometres. So whether you are on skis or a board it is important to have cardiovascular fitness, strong legs, core stability, and good balance and proprioception.

Which Muscles Groups?

Starting from the bottom - your calves are a big one! With snowboarding in particular, you largely co

How to get started in paddling

How to get started in paddling

Perth is a great place for paddling, either on the river or the ocean. It is a great form of outdoor exercise especially for people whose walking or running is limited by hip, knee or ankle arthritis. It is suitable for all fitness levels, male and female, young and old, the health or competitive minded – an physical outdoor activity for the whole family.

One of our experienced Physios here at MTM Physiotherapy Glengarry, Andrew Hayden, is also the founder of  Perth Paddling and Physio Services. He is always on hand to answer any questions to guide you in the right direction before a purchase,  as well as help prepare the “novice body” for paddling. He can provide an “on water Craft Fit” to make sure you have the optimal set up for enjoyment and injury efficiency. Comfort and stability are crucial to your enjoyment, so seek some advice to get you on your way .

Paddling is outdoors and so once you have purchas

Physio Perth Northern Suburbs Vlog



Made to Move Physiotherapy is a multidisciplinary health care clinic located in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Our team of health professionals includes Sports and manipulative physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, Clinical Pilates instructors and physiotherapists trained in women's health and continence and real time ultrasound.
 
We specialise in the management of a variety of physical conditions with specialities in, Sports Physiotherapy, Manipulative Physiotherapy, Women's Health and Continence Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Clinical Pilates, Real Time Ultrasound Imaging and Gym Rehabilitation.
 
Conveniently located near the main thoroughfares of Perths northern corridor, Made to Move Physiotherapy is central to all, including our surrounding suburbs: Marmion, Padbury, Hillarys, Warwick, Belridge, Karrinyup, Sorrento, Carine, Greenwood, Stirling and Kingsley.

Pilates Vlog

 

The Pilates Method is a form of exercise which was originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. Originally called “Contrology” the basic principles of Pilates include; Precision, Control, Centering, Flow and Breathing. Pilates is now used in a variety of ways by health and fitness professionals due to the many benefits that it can offer which include:
• Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention Enhanced Body Awareness
• Improved Posture Reduction in Stress
• Increased Flexibility Improved Movement Patterns
• Increased Muscle Tone Improved Balance and Coordination

Sports Injuries Vlog


Australians are generally active people. The more sports we play the more likely at some stage an injury will occur. The physiotherapists at Made to Move Physiotherapy Duncraig are well equipped to guide you back to your chosen sport or activity with the smoothest transition possible. 

Back Pain Vlog



MTM Physio Duncarig offer a range of Perth Physiotherapy services including Sports and manipulative physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, Clinical Pilates instructors and physiotherapists trained in women's health and continence and real time ultrasound.
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