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Shin Splints: The three causes of shin pain!

Have you ever gone for a run, or perhaps a long walk – only to develop pain in the shins afterwards? ‘Shin splints’, or medial tibial stress syndrome, is a common condition, yet for many, it remains a mystery as to how to avoid and treat this painful and sometimes debilitating problem. As many as … Read more

Bike fit: Case study

We have been getting some fantastic results with our specialised bike-fitting and musculoskeletal bike screening service, and decided to share an example with you all! Case Study 1: Gary is a 30 year old graphic designer, who commutes daily on his Giant Roadbike, and completes longer rides on weekends. He came in for a comprehensive … Read more

Cycling: Preventing Injury and Optimising Efficiency

In what has traditionally been seen as a European way of lifestyle and transport, Australians are increasingly embracing cycling as a great form of exercise to build general fitness, improve stress levels, and commute to work. In Melbourne, the number of commuting cyclists has doubled over the last 5 years! Melbourne also tops the list … Read more

Neck Pain and Headaches

Neck Pain & Headaches There are many different types of headaches, and many different causes. The most commonly witnessed types of headache are Tension Headache & Cervicogenic Headache. In both types of headache, symptoms may originate due to dysfunction in the neck and cervical spine (also called cervicogenic headache). Headaches effect a large proportion of … Read more

Runner’s Knee: Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What Is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? Iliotibial band syndrome is a condition that commonly presents in runners and typically causes pain at the outer aspect of the knee, where the iliotibial band (ITB) crosses the knee joint. Iliotibial band syndrome describes a condition where the iliotibial band rubs against a bony prominence at the outer aspect … Read more

Pinnacle Health Group loves your feet!

An Introduction To Barefoot Running By Podiatrist Tim Deveson Running barefoot has, of course, been around since the beginning of humankind. Barefoot shoes specifically for running or regular structured running shoes are a much more recent phenomenon, but one that quickly dominated the running landscape. Today, the barefoot running concept has suddenly become popular again. … Read more

Massage March at PHG Docklands

This month at Pinnacle Health Group we’re offering you all good reason to take better care of yourselves. How are those New Year’s resolutions looking now? Did any of them work out or are they still “on the to do list”?We at Pinnacle believe that every day is a new day and that it is … Read more