Diet Myths Debunked!

There is so much information on social media advising us what to eat and how to be our healthiest self. The credibility of a lot of this information is often questionable and in turn results in people sabotaging their own person health goals. Below is some diet myths debunked;

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1. Skipping breakfast will make me lose weight; FALSE. Breakfast gets your metabolism going

for the day, having breakfast will ensure your body is burning calories. Waking up hungry in

the morning is a sign you have not over eaten the night before


2. Red meat is the only source of iron; FALSE. Red meat is the richest source of iron however

you can get ‘non haem’ (non meat) iron from nuts, legumes, brown rice, quinoa, baked

beans and peanut butter. To increase the absorption of non haem iron you need to consume

it with vitamin C


3. I can eat as much fruit as I like; FALSE. The dietary guidelines recommend consuming 2

pieces of fruit per day. Excess fruit like anything else contributes to excess calories which can

lead to weight gain


4. Liquid calories don’t count; FALSE. Liquid calories don’t take up stomach volume and

therefore don’t fill you up. Juices, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee and even coconut

water will contribute to calorie, fat and sugar intake and therefore need to be factored into

your daily intake


If in doubt about any nutrition information you hear/ read/ see you can seek the advice from our accredited practicing dietitian Edwina McDonald, to make sure you are doing the best thing for you and your health!

Book in for an appointment today to see Edwina in one of our locations that best suits you- 120 Collins Street , 276 Flinders Street , Docklands and ANZ Wellness centre. 

Do you suffer from these injuries? Physiotherapy can help!

If you’re live or work in Melbourne CBD or Docklands, and suffer from these injuries we can help reduce your pain and increase your movement so you can Enjoy Life!

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Arm pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain

Those of you lucky enough to live near Melbourne CBD or Docklands, visiting a qualified Physiotherapist at Pinnacle Health Group will put you on the right track to recovery! Recovery times vary from patient to patient, however the qualified and passionate team at Melbourne CBD and Docklands Pinnacle Health Group continuously strive to encompass the latest research findings to enhance treatment plans. Whether it’s a sports injury, or one you’ve sustained at home or work, ?Physiotherapy ?will help alleviate pain, and provide you with long term solutions to help prevent recurring injuries.

Back Pain

Lower back pain/strain is one of the most common injuries, particularly in sports, caused by a number of different factors such as sudden movements or twists. A whopping 80% of people will experience this pain at some point? as a result, back pain is one of the most common causes for missed work and visits to a Doctor or Physio. Melbourne’s CBD Physiotherapists and Dockland’s Physiotherapists at Pinnacle Health Group will relieve you from acute pain, and ensure you’re equipped with the right strategies to manage and prevent future occurrences.

Neck Pain

Here is another common injury which can greatly impact your quality of life. This is also another injury very popular amongst sports people, in particular cyclists.

Some neck pain presents as a headache, dull muscular aches, or an inability to freely move your head. But don’t let the frustration of neck pain get you down – in the majority of cases, neck pain is a simple fix with a great Physiotherapist. Did you know that new research shows that using a combination of neck joint and muscle treatments performed by your Physiotherapist, coupled with specific strengthening exercises, is a highly effective way to treat and eliminate neck pain, stiffness and headaches! By acting swiftly this also significantly reduces the chance of the pain returning.

Melbourne CBD and Docklands are both locations where you’ll find the friendly and experienced team at Pinnacle Health Group, equipped with a treatment plan to have you feeling yourself again in no time!

Pulled muscles

Pulled muscles are exactly that – muscles that have been stretched/pulled beyond their capacity. Common causes for pulled muscles are? overuse, fatigue, strain or even falling down. Prevention is pretty straightforward – you should always spend time warming up your muscles prior to starting any sports activities or physical work. In some cases, such as hamstring tears or strains, recovery can take some time. Offering specific treatment plans tailored just for you, ?Melbourne CBD Physiotherapists? and ?Docklands Physiotherapists?at Pinnacle Health Group should be your first call. You can be confident you’re getting the best possible treatment plan to combat the injury.

How can you be sure Physiotherapy will work?

Think about your Physiotherapist as a “body mechanic”. Unlike your average “mechanic”, they’re more of a specialist trade, having spent a long time delving into the many natural physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore your well­being. Their studies include anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, exercise prescription, musculoskeletal conditions and so much more!

Pinnacle Health Group’s Melbourne CBD Physiotherapists and Docklands Physiotherapists will use their wealth of knowledge and skills to relieve those aching muscles and stiff joints, restoring you back to health.

Pinnacle ­ Melbourne’s CBD Physio and Docklands Physio are experts at designing exceptional treatment plans and have a wide range of treatment options available to you. Don’t delay in ?calling or booking online today?, the longer you leave your aches and pains the more resistant they become! When you book in with either Pinnacle’s Melbourne CBD Physiotherapists or Pinnacle’s Docklands Physiotherapists, you’ll experience the absolute Pinnacle in health care!