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Fat Metabolism Testing

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Fat Metabolism Testing

Fat Metabolism Testing now available at PhysioWISE. Free for the month of August! . 1. What does your fat reading mean? 2. Why PhysioWISE is interested in Fat Metabolism 3. Why the hype on LOW CARB? 4. What are ketones?   What does your fat reading mean? When we refer to losing weight, we are typically aiming to lose the excess fat in our body. In other words, we are aiming to burn our stored fat as opposed to burning glucose in the body. You are considered to be in “ketosis” when your body has enough ketones circulating for you to use as energy instead of glucose.   ©sidelnikov – Can Stock Photo Inc. It is usually helpful to measure ketones when you first begin a diet or start a weight loss programme. Different people require different levels of carbohydrates and proteins in order to move into nutritional ketosis. A baseline measurement gives you a reading to compare with changes over time. It allows you to check if you are on the right track or whether you need to tweak your programme. Tracking your ketosis levels may assist in troubleshooting your diet, for example if your weight loss starts to stall. There is currently some controversy in the research depending on which expert you follow. If you are a Type 1 diabetic, then you need to be under medical management as these diets may not be applicable to you. Optimal ketone levels will differ depending on your goals; are you looking to lose weight, improve mental clarity, improve musculoskeletal performance, or to manage or prevent an illness? The numbers can also vary depending on your body’s current insulin resistance. Whatever the case, it is important not to stress too much about it, the PhysioWISE team are here to help you figure it out and we will refer you to the right people when you need it. Keep in mind that loading up dietary fat at the expense of getting adequate proteins, vitamins and minerals may be counter-productive for some individuals in the long term. The key is not to obsess about and chase ketones but rather look for the results that relate to your goals. Personal GoalKetone reading goal from blood test Weight lossabove 0.5mmol/L Athletic and musculoskeletal performanceabove 0.5mmol/L Mental performance1.5 - 3.0 mmol/L Medical issues3.0 - 6.0 mmol/L   Why PhysioWISE is interested in Fat Metabolism For some of our clients resolving their injury, pain or discomfort is part of a bigger picture of health; they are looking to be more active, to lose weight, maintain fitness or change their life for the better.   ©coolfonk/Shotshop.com A snapshot of where your fat metabolism is right now gives you a baseline for how your body is performing and allows you to make decisions with regards to your health and function in the future. If you are trying to lose weight (typically fat), is this being reflected in your fat metabolism? For many years now our PhysioWISE staff have undergone additional training to understand the organs better and how they impact on various musculoskeletal functions. This is just part of the overall picture of your health that we can assist you with. For example, it makes sense to us that if a you have a problem of the lower...

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Thuy Bridges presents at FILEX 2018

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Thuy Bridges presents at FILEX 2018

For 30 years, the epicentre of the Australian fitness industry has been the FILEX fitness convention. FILEX is an annual fitness conference, powered by Fitness Australia, which is held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. FILEX caters to the educational and networking needs of fitness professionals and fitness business owners and managers, by providing hundreds of educational sessions, which are delivered over three days. FILEX is an annual opportunity for those who work in the fitness industry to learn from the world’s leading experts and operators in areas such as personal training, exercise science, nutrition, physiotherapy, sales and business, special populations, group fitness, sports and strength conditioning, yoga and mind body, and lots more! Time: 2:45-4pm Sunday 22nd April Is It Really A Back Problem? Tools To Identify The Real Issue Thuy Bridges Is back pain really a back problem, or is it actually coming from somewhere else? In this jam-packed session you͛ll learn how problems can be referred from other parts of the body, and what this means for training prescription. You͛ll explore muscle and functional testing procedures for common back pain symptoms; how to recognise symptoms and back pain that͛s coming from other parts of the body; how to interpret test results; the most effective exercises including movements to avoid; the implications on training; and more!...

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Rebecca Cachia plays for NSW Elite 8 2018 Touch Football

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Rebecca Cachia plays for NSW Elite 8 2018 Touch Football

Rebecca Cachia played for the NSW Mets Women’s team at the 2018 Elite Series at Coffs Harbour International Stadium in March 2018. The many months of dedicated training ensured some great wins for the team! Congratulations Rebecca on another season doing something you love!

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Thuy Bridges presents at FILEX 2017

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Thuy Bridges presents at FILEX 2017

Known widely as the pinnacle live event for the Australian fitness industry, FILEX is a three-day educational conference where more than 2000 people who work in fitness come together to learn from the world’s leading health and fitness experts. Join Thuy Bridges as she presents 2 interact and practical demonstrations of spiral mechanics and managing hip conditions. Time: 3.15 – 4.30pm Friday 28th April A3I: An introduction to spiral mechanics Thuy Bridges Is a knee problem really a knee problem, or does it stem from the shoulder? Learn how problems can be referred by other parts of the body and what this means for training. Find out how the neck can create problems at the knee or back; how the big toe can affect the hip or jaw; and how the thorax can affect the foot… Plus, learn how to tell what’s important and what’s not! IL   Time: 8.30 – 9.45am Sunday 30th April C1I: Heavenly hips for the hard to manage client Thuy Bridges Learn how to manage clients with hip conditions such as hip bursitis, hip arthritis and hip surgery. What symptoms are your clients presenting with? Join Thuy to get the lowdown on hip anatomy and assessment, and find out how the hip fits in with the rest of the body. Discover how to interpret tests for training, the exercises to prescribe accordingly, and the movements that should be avoided....

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Thuy Bridges presents in Norway 2017

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Thuy Bridges presents in Norway 2017

  Thuy Bridges, Head Physio at PhysioWISE, is presenting 3 lectures at the 5th Norwegian Kinesio Taping Symposium in Oslo, this weekend. Along with Kenzo Kase the creator of the Kinesio Taping Method, Thuy has been invited again to present her work in Kinesio Taping research and clinical protocols. In 2017, Australian therapists will have to opportunity to see some of the well known names in Kinesio taping on 28th May when the Australian Kinesio Taping Symposium will be held in North Sydney. The keynote speaker will be Kenzo Kase, whose last trip to Australia was in 2004. A rare opportunity to meet him in person, and hear about some of the latest developments in Kinesio...

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PhysioWISE at Central Coast Sevens 2016

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PhysioWISE at Central Coast Sevens 2016

The Central Coast Sevens is a premier tournament attracting local and international teams in the mens and womens competition. PhysioWISE staff and interns volunteered at the full event and ran tutorials for other therapists and players. There may have also been some keen Rugby watching in the down times, too. It was fantastic to see, in October 2016, both the mens and the womens winning teams awarded equal first prize money of $20,000AUD. Thuy Bridges – Head Physio, Director of Ed Sally Ngai – Physio Rebecca Cachia – Physio Stephen Hazell – Physio intern Andrew Chan – Physio intern Kinesio Taping hip to remove pain during squat Kinesio Taping Lats to restore range and strength and eliminate shoulder...

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1/2 Price Physiotherapy – Limited Olympic offer

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1/2 Price Physiotherapy – Limited Olympic offer

To celebrate the achievements of our clients who are currently competing at the Olympic Games 2016, PhysioWISE is offering a special Half Price Physiotherapy consultation for the rest of us who didn’t quite make it to Rio. For every two standard consultations booked during the Olympic and Paralympic Games (5th August to 18th September), the third consultation will be 50% off! Call PhysioWISE on 1300 448 448 to make a booking. Click here for full terms and...

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PhysioWISE is preferred provider for AIS Combat Sports

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PhysioWISE is preferred provider for AIS Combat Sports

Thanks to the great work that our physios did at the Judo National Training Camp at the AIS in Canberra in July, PhysioWISE has been recognised as a preferred provider for therapy services for all Combat Sports athletes with the AIS. The national training camp brought together the top Judo players from around the country along with some international players from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. The athletes learnt new techniques from international experts brought in specifically for this camp, undertook task-specific training and of course there was a lot of practice of the techniques and sparring in general. The physios, which included a team from Brisbane along with our PhysioWISE therapists, were kept very busy throughout the week-long camp with numerous training injuries to attend to as well as a few long term issues that some of the players brought into the camp. Whilst we already look after a number of elite athletes, this preferred provider status from the AIS is a nice recognition of the wonderful work our physios do on a daily basis with all athletes – amateur or professional, elite or...

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Finalist in the Local Business Awards

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Finalist in the Local Business Awards

PhysioWISE is now a finalist in the Local Business Awards (health services category). Thanks to our wonderful physios and support staff. We wouldn’t be here – and our clients wouldn’t be getting better – without you!

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Thuy presenter at FILEX 2015 in Melbourne on 11th April

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Thuy presenter at FILEX 2015 in Melbourne on 11th April

Thuy Bridges is a presenter at FILEX 2015 Happy feet – How to manage plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis can limit participation in virtually all weight bearing physical pursuits. Join Thuy to learn how to give yourself options to maintain your relationship with clients suffering this foot condition. Discover how the diagnosis is made and what imaging and medical options are available to your client, and take home strategies to assist with pain management and maintaining training. Find out what your client shouldn’t do – and what their therapist will expect you to do...

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