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Myofascial Cupping is now available at Sportreat & TotaLife Care

What is Myofascial (Muscular irritation/ pain) Cupping? It involves gliding negatively pressurised cups across the body with the assistance of massage cream. Unlike other massage techniques which utilise compression, cupping ‘lifts and separates’ tissue. It aids in increasing nutrient rich blood supply to treated areas, whilst giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft…

Remedial Massage Myths

The sign of a good massage is soreness the next day. Some people will be sore the next day if they’ve been sedentary for a while, or it’s their first massage. Sometimes it can be if the massage therapist works deeply to break up lactic acid or they used trigger point therapy, or if the…

Patients with knee OA showed improved pain and function scores after PRP treatment

Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery found improved pain and function scores for patients with knee osteoarthritis at 1-year follow-up when treated with platelet-rich plasma. In the study, 22 patients received a 6-mL injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for early knee osteoarthritis (OA). Fifteen patients were clinically assessed at baseline, 1 month, 2 months, 3…

Recipe No. 2 – Tandoori Chicken

Check out another delicious recipe from Sportreat’s Dietitian, Terreen Stenvers. Tandoori Chicken Serves 4. Ingredients 600 g skinless chicken breast (enough for a dinner + a lunch serve) Tandoori marinade; 3 tablespoons of Tandoori paste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200g low-fat natural yoghurt 1 tsp minced garlic Method Combine marinade ingredients…

Recipe No. 1 – Thai Beef Salad

Delicious suggestion for a healthy meal option from our Dietitian, Terreen Stenvers. Thai Beef Salad Serves 4 From the CSIRO total wellbeing diet. Ingredients 800g rump steak (raw wt) 1 tablespoon olive oil 100g baby spinach leaves 1 red capsicum, seeded and finely sliced 1 ½ cups beansprouts 4 spring onions , finely chopped ½…

Workplace Ergonomics

Do you spend all day sitting in front of a desk? End up arriving home with that chronic back or neck pain day in day out? Below are some handy tips from Sportreat Physiotherapist Holly Thillainath on how to set up your work environment along with some guidelines that you can follow: Spinal pain or…

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