​Returning to exercise in Spring.

Star Physio’s Nigel Travers keeps on running!!!

It is fantastic to see so many Perth people starting to get out and about again as our weather improves and the days grow longer again. Check out our top tips and things to consider when returning to exercise or building up again after a winter hiatus!

How much has your fitness or strength diminished?

Strength maintains pretty well over a break, but fitness and “spring” or our bounce and elasticity can drop off quickly. Check out this article by Steve Jeffries on strength decay and read on for more top tips!

Have you put on weight?

Most exercise is a power to weight ratio game, and particularly if walking or running, any increase in body weight magnifies loads on muscles. tendons and joints including the lower back. We are excited to have Clinical Nutritionist Jemma Watson on our team if you need some professional help around this – book with Jemma here!

Have you neglected an injury or niggle that you should have dealt with before winter?

While rest helps pain, it also leads to less fitness and strength. Get niggles checked ASAP if you feel them as you rebuild your fitness. Book here!

James Lewin is a former elite triathlete who is now physio to the best in the world!

Start gently and build up gradually!

Most importantly, if any of the above refers to your situation, ease back into exercise gradually. Consider a walk/run plan and as a guide, if you have had a lazy winter, start at 50% of what you were doing previously and increase by 10-20% per week or get in touch with one of our experts to help map out a plan.

Train smarter, not harder!

Many athletes of every level exercise to vigorously, too often. James Lewin, Australian Triathlon Team physiotherapist has written a great article which shows how even the best triathletes in the world train at low intensity most of the time. Check out that great read here!

 

Get in touch today
Best Running Shoes

Best Running Shoes

​2023 Best Running Shoe Review Practical tips from the expert! Julie Pham provides a Sports Podiatrist’s and Physiotherapist’s insights to help you choose the best running shoe for you! Changing Running Shoe Designs Have you noticed how much running shoe designs have...

Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy

Star Physio provides Sports Physiotherapy for the Best Athletes in Australia and the World! It has been a busy last few months with Star Physio team members working with and travelling nationally and internationally, supporting athletes with sports physiotherapy...

Pain Education

Pain Education

Star Physio Expert Education Educating the nation through pain research. Star Physiotherapists James Lewin, Dr Kevin Wernli (PhD), Dr Merv Travers (PhD) and Damian Oldmeadow have recently returned from the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in Brisbane....

Munda Biddi Trip

Munda Biddi Trip

​ Munda Biddi - The Trip. Donnybrook (well Kirup) to Albany in 9 days with a mixture of relatively short days and warm showers to tough days and cold water tank rinses was the Munda Biddi journey for Star Physio's Damian Oldmeadow in May this year. If you are...