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A Guide to Mental and Physical Well-being At the Functional Movement Club, we believe that maintaining optimal health is a dynamic and continuous process. It's not just about avoiding illness but about actively managing and enhancing our overall well-being. This concept is beautifully illustrated by the health continuum, which ranges from green (optimal health) to red (serious illness). The health continuum is a

Understanding What Makes You Hurt. Pain is more than just a twinge or an ache. It's a complex mix of factors from all parts of your life. Let's break it down: Stress: The Silent Aggravator Stress isn't just in your head—it can also show up in your body, making pain feel worse. When stress levels rise, your body releases hormones like cortisol, heightening your

In the intricate tapestry of human health, few elements are as influential as the gut microbiome – a bustling community of microorganisms that call our digestive tract home. This dynamic ecosystem plays a pivotal role in shaping our health and well-being, profoundly affecting everything from digestion and metabolism to immune function and mental health. Understanding the importance of the microbiome and how

Introduction: Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by pain in the heel and along the arch of the foot, it can be a persistent and debilitating issue if not addressed properly. In this article, we'll delve into the causes of plantar fasciitis, the best practices for treating it, and a comprehensive rehabilitation program to help

The Art of Smart Training and Ageless Vitality Are you hitting the gym daily, only to find yourself stuck in a rut? Feeling fatigued, unmotivated, or even worse, experiencing a plateau in your progress? It's a common conundrum among fitness enthusiasts, but fear not – there's a method to the madness. Enter periodization and progressive overload, the dynamic duo of sustainable smart training.   At

Introduction: Welcome to The Functional Movement Club, where we strive to empower individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life. In this blog article, we delve into the fascinating world of understanding VO2 max and its importance in enhancing activities of daily living. Drawing inspiration from the ground-breaking book "Outlive" by Dr Peter Attia and the expertise of Dr Andy

How much does a chiropractor cost and other questions you should be asking. How much does a chiropractor cost? This is a question we get asked all the time. Yes it’s it’s important to know the cost but, cost isn’t the only question you should be asking to make sure you get he results you are after and not left disappointed with your

What causes a sore Achilles tendon? Achilles tendinopathy is a sore Achilles tendon. It’s an overuse injury of your Achilles tendon, the tendon which attaches your calf muscles to your heel. It’s a pretty common condition in runners and any sports that involve a lot of sprinting or running, but also affects people outside of those sports as well. The other demographic of

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a health practitioner who has spent at least four years at university. ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) is their governing body. AEP’s specialises in helping you via exercise. Whether you have short, medium or long term health conditions (for example, diabetes, osteoarthritis or stroke), an AEP can help. We also help those with a disability

Did you know that WHO (World Health Organisation) has updated its physical activity recommendations to include 2 days per week of strength training for longevity? That’s on top of 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate levels of physical activity per week. But, what is strength training? And why does it matter? Strength training is anything that elevates your heart rate, increases your core

YOUR BODY IS YOURS. THE OPTIONS ARE LIMITLESS. Nothing sucks more than having a sore back, going through the rehab process only for it to pop back up when you go back to using it. Your frustrated and looking for back pain relief. It’s not something you want in the back of your head every time you are doing what you love. “I