PHYSIO-ism

PHYSIO-ism

By Leki Sisifa
Join Leki's crusade to "Making Healthy Simple"!
Being a Physio in Australia is more then just moving and massage! It's about longevity and quality of life.
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Ritual Cryotherapy Review - Check Them Out!
Have you ever felt like a superstar footy player? No? Well here's your chance! I was welcomed by Anna from Ritual Cryotherapy in Port Melbourne to test their upright cryotherapy chamber. I am practicing ice baths weekly (mostly on Sundays) after having cold showers for over a year 3-5 x timers per week. This practice helps with reducing inflammation and improving my cellular health.  You see I want to live to 150 years old but in great health and vitality! Cryotherapy can help with my goals :)
03:59
July 16, 2019
Paying More Attention Gives You Better Retention!
Have you ever visited a professional in the health field and be given 100 different things to do or see a Physio and be prescribed over 10 exercises that seems to overwhelming? Paying Attention to ONE key exercise and focusing on form, repetitions and weigh will ultimately allow you to RETAIN what you learnt. I'm fascinated with gymnasts because they take years to hone their craft from low level exercise repeated over a long period of time that develops in a masterful skill! Pay Attention & achieve Retention!
05:10
July 14, 2019
What's The One Skill That No-one Focuses On?
Learning how to ask questions may seem like a waste of time. But, if you are wanting to improve your knowledge, skills or expand your horizons I've learnt that crafting the way in how you ask is important! For example - if you are seeking some advice and you ask a generic question without much insight to your problem then how can the teacher answer you in a helpful way. But, if you ask a question that demonstrates you understanding of the topic with a specific question then the teacher has the right context to help you arrive to the right answer! Learn how to ask questions and it will serve you well!
05:37
July 8, 2019
Are You The Weakest Link?
In the sporting context - being the weakest link in a sporting team can be seen as a weakness and a strength. How? The weakest link (players) needs to improve their conditioning to the standard of the team but the team needs to support all players to improve their collective performance as a team. So... are you the weakest link? Or is the team guilty of not reinforcing it's foundations?
03:55
July 4, 2019
What's Stool Testing & How Can It Help Improve My Performance?
If you are someone who is looking for improvement in sleep, energy levels, concentration, digestion, athletic performance, skin, happiness or just looking to improve to a best version of yourself then I would learning more on special testing like Stool Testing. Now in full transparency I have not conducted my own test... yet but I intend to over the next 3 months. Why? To get the valuable information to improve my daily performance as a Husband, Dad and Physio but to increase my chances of healthy and happy longevity. This is a revision from the material I learnt at Dave O'Brien's Saturday seminar on Gut Health on Saturday June 22 2019.  Highly recommend!
06:52
June 30, 2019
How Do You Manage Stress? BIG Question, Weird Answers!
The body is a flexible vessel which carries you in lots of different and challenging environments.  If you are in the cold snow the body will priortise keeping you warm. If you are in the hot desert the body will figure how to cool you down. If you are stressed the body will try and find the best way to manage your stress internally. How? Through lots of intricate pathways which work together to give your body the best information to work on. But what happens if you are constantly under stress? The boss giving you a hard time, kids not sleeping at night, eating poorly, not moving the body enough, social media pressures, family pressures the list goes on! If you are constantly under attack then how do you expect the body to serve you to the best of it's ability?
06:57
June 24, 2019
Review Of The Gut Health Seminar Conducted By Dave O'Brien of 5th Element Wellness
I had such an insightful day with Dave at his seminar on Gut Health on Sat 22 June 2019. Having some basic biochemistry from high school and University this was a fast tracked refresher to understand the signaling pathways of the body. Learning about the mechanisms of SIBO and how the infrastructure of the gastrointestinal tract can be a leading cause of a WHOLE SPECTRUM of health and wellbeing issues. My key takeaways are 3 fold in terms of Priority Systems: 1. Manage stress responses (Survival) >> DEATH 2. Manage blood sugar levels (Energy) >> DEATH 3. Antibody response (Immune system) >> DEATH Any malfunction with these Priority Systems will divert resources from other areas to preserve your life and avoid DEATH. More on this space to come!
08:13
June 22, 2019
Learn About The 3 Signatures Of Back Pain To Avoid Serious Injury!
Working as a Physio for 12+ years, seeing over 5000 different patients treating 100s of different pain problems you start to notice patterns or trends. One of these patterns is how most people develop acute low back pain. In my blog post I point you in the right direction with what to look out for and practical steps on how to manage the actual result of the injury. Check it out >> HERE!
05:26
June 4, 2019
The First Day Of Winter & I'm Thinking Of Ice Baths! Am I Crazy?
Winter usually drums a vision of brutal cold winds, icy sheets of rain and frosty surfaces! Most people including myself look forward to a nice warm bed at the end of the day and fresh hot soup. I was thinking about ice baths and ice therapy! Why? The science behind longevity shows that cellular health is important and keeping those little critters resilient is a key to lifelong health. Keep an eye out for more ice baths in the future!
04:40
May 31, 2019
Reshaping The Healthcare Model In Australia... Are We Moving Towards Wellness Rather Then Managing Sickness?
My ultimate dream to see a facility where the community can come and work on their Wellness rather then manage their Sickness in a medical centre. Imagine a place that has gym equipment for functional training, cardio machines, a infrared yoga studio, Pilates reformers, a redlight sauna, cryotherapy, acupuncture, cupping, massage, meditation, ice therapy and wholistic medicine and naturopathy! That sounds like a place where people go to continue their health and prolong their lives. That's what I'm going to build. Come with me and let's build it together!
04:04
May 28, 2019
How Do You Relax? There's My Main Reflection From Bali 2019!
Let me just say that the trip to Bali was a Godsend! My wife Belinda and I did not do much more then lounging by the pool, talking, laughing and planning. I read 2 x books and Belinda was happy taking photos and eating to her hearts content (she's 5 months pregnant). My main reflection on the trip was trying to work more on the small things in between times of stressful events. Big or small, trying to unpack stressful times is important and it can snowball and put undue pressure on your body. In any stress event that I'm mindful of I will practice Wim Hof breathing 30 sec effort 3-4 cycles and I will continue my practice of daily journaling to unload my monkey brain! Sounds like a silly question but... how do you relax?
03:32
May 26, 2019
Have You Heard of a Babymoon? Learn How To Holiday Without Kids... Fun Times!
My wife Belinda and I are expecting baby #3 in September 2019 and we have organised a short 5 day trip to Bali to unplug and work on relaxation and our parasympathetic nervous system (PNS - rest & digest). Being in a largely 'stimulated' environment (sympathpathetic nervous system - fight or flight response), cars beeping, appointments to keep, the hustle of everyday home and work life, notifications on your phone, bills, shopping expenses, poor sleep, crying kids... the list goes on... it's important to reevaluate things and work on the opposite signaling pathway (PNS). That's how we viewed the Babymoon and it's was a great trip to unplug and reconnect!
02:30
May 21, 2019
The BIG difference between AFL and Rugby!
From a Physio perspective in Victoria there is a MASSIVE difference in the way footy players are nurtured compared to Rugby players. You can see it in young kids as early as 5yo when they're in programs like AusKick. From Auskick young footballers are educated at their local community club and school by their members, parents and footy leagues (all the the overarching support of AFL). Rugby players (I've observed) do not have the same structure and support and you see it as the athletes reach 12-14yo. Around this time when they are approaching high school, footy players really start to hit their stride. They understand good nutrition, recovery measures and have a great sense of playing footy. Rugby players start to breakdown quite badly in this age group... I wonder what the differences are? Grassroots? Corporate vs Community?
05:59
May 20, 2019
Heard of a Post-Mortem? Let Me Show You How a Pre-Mortem Helps!
A post-mortem is performed by a Doctor to determined how someone died. It's usually after the event and it may uncover that an artery was clogged leading to the stroke and ultimately death. A pre-mortem is the opportunity to think about what may happen and preemptively working to avoid or fix a situation. In the stroke example, if you are concern about your heart health you may decide to take measures to be healthy. Take inventory of what's important to you and perform a pre-mortem.  It's free and and help you before it's too late!
03:02
May 20, 2019
What's The Difference Between Physio, Chiro & Osteo?
This is a common question I get! I also get this question 10 x times per week! So... I've had a simple dig at coming up with a reasonable answer. How? By reviewing the root words of the different disciplines. Chiropractic is two terms combined into one meaning. Chiro meaning "hands" and Practy meaning "practice". So it's the practice of using your hands for treatment. Makes sense to me! Osteopathy again is composed of Osteo or "bone" and Pathy or "pathway". Meaning the pathway of symptoms has a "bony origin"! Physiotherapy comes from Physio or "natural" and Therapy or "curing". This means Physio is the practice of using natural therapy to help cure! I hope that clears it up for you! 
04:13
May 13, 2019
Why Sporting Coaches Are The Same As Health Coaches!
Heard an awesome podcast from Russell Brunson re: Being Coachable. You know it can take a whole team and a WHOLE lot of knowledge to assist you with your help. Sometimes people can awkwardly mention that they also see a chiro or massage therapist while they're having Physio. There is no judgement on my behalf on the type of health coaching you need to improve your condition. We have multiple coaches on the sporting field to achieve our goals. Why not in health? If we can help you improve your health goals then that makes me happy!
05:49
May 6, 2019
Location #2 Up & Running!
We've officially started up at our second location - Kyneton 3444! It's about a 70 min drive along the Calder Highway to Bendigo and it's such a blessing to have an additional shop to help more people improve their health and transform their lives. How? By Making Healthy Simple!
01:30
April 29, 2019
Want More Time? Try A Phone Fast!
That itchy thing gnawing away at your thigh is not something you want to scratch... it's something you NEED to scratch. Your mobile phone. Have you ever stood idly at the supermarket and thought to whip your phone out to see what the latest is on your news feed? Or have it an arms length away on the night table stand? Try and practice a phone fast and see how it treats you! More time instantly!
05:07
April 25, 2019
Time warp - Flying Into The Future!
Flying from Melbourne to Dubai then Lyon, France takes its toll. I should know I just got back from a 2 week tour over there which took me across 7 timezones. The flight out wan't so bad but the flight back was a shocker! Will have to work on biohacking that effort more closely next time!
09:27
April 25, 2019
Lessons Learnt From Europe
As you know - I recently returned back from a Rugby tour to France and Portugal with Iron Armour Academy. It was a special trip because it's been over 25 years since I've returned back to Europe. I can tell you the culture of the place just tells you how young Australia is! Really enjoyed this tour and looking forward to hearing more news on how our athletes went!
07:29
April 23, 2019
Travelling To Europe With A Sports Team - What An Experience!
I've been blogging about this trip and now it's finally here! Thanks to my beautiful wife Belinda who will hold the fort down while I'm away for 2 weeks!
01:14
April 12, 2019
Are You A Specialist Or A Generalist?
Have you ever thought about how you earn an income based on being a specialist in a particular field? Take medicine for example. If you're a GP which is a highly respected profession you have a lot of respect and value with the advice you give people. But, if you see a specialist, automatically there advice (and invoice) will be far greater! Why? Because they specialise in a particular field! What's your speciality?
04:48
April 10, 2019
RIP To Nipsey Hussle
To be honest I've felt strange ever since the passing of US rapper Nipsey Hussle. He was building something great for his community before being gunned down tragically in front of his own clothing store amongst the commercial building site he owned. More then just a rapper he was an entrepreneur trying to build things to help people. Rest in Peace Nip.
02:34
April 10, 2019
Modelling The Success Of 5EW & Building Our Own!
I've mentioned before that I'm a big fan of 5th Element Wellness based in FItzroy Melbourne. I've been to a yoga class plus I've read all their materials online - very impressed! So much so that I'm giving them the absolute tip of the hat by modelling my own business after their example! More on this to come!
05:53
April 8, 2019
Employees or Team Mates? Words Matter...
When I refer to people that are working along side me - I have always preferred the term team mate. Words like this matter to me because you can't build something special and sustainable unless you have team mates, not employees, team mates. I like comparing this to a team sport where you might have the captain of the team but he plays right along side his team mates on the field. That's how I view business. In it together!
02:44
April 7, 2019
What's Your Big Vision? Here's Ours...
ProPhysio+ is our flagship business right now and we have plans to grow our footprint across metro Melbourne Australia then eventually building supportive businesses to supplement each other. It will include our ProTrainer+ program to help community clubs and University students needing practical experience, Wellness centres to drive community health and a unique online presence to help those in need of health improvements. Watch this space!
03:24
April 7, 2019
Avoid the 8th Sin: Instant Gratification
You may have heard of the 7 Deadly Sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. I'd like to present the 8th one: Instant Gratification. Sometimes when we're hurt or injured we want instant results or improvement. Sure, that can be achieved most of the time but sometimes our environment can change our expectations which warps our reality. Instant messaging, Googling, Youtubing remedies, posting on social media. All these things are great for our society but be careful with how it may affect your beliefs especially with an injury!
05:54
April 6, 2019
HINT: How Do You Become Successful? Be Coachable
Borrowed from Russell Brunson's podcast, Being Coachable, is an idea that resonates with me. You see in the physiotherapy clinic we try and help people back to full health. This is a two way street. I need the patient to be coachable in terms of following instructions and allowing me to guide the management back to full health. Conversely, I need to be coachable also and receive constructive feedback on how the patient feels with my management. So a lot of my successes have inadvertently come from being coachable.
04:53
April 6, 2019
Want To Improve? Here's a hint: Just Show Up!
I took my daughter to her gymnastics class this morning. It's nothing special - they're 4-5yo performing some specialised play where they incorporate some core gymnastics movements. She's only been 'playing' for less then a year and I can see how much she's improved! She did it by just showing up and training. Something we can all learn from!
03:23
April 4, 2019
Youth Is Wasted On The Young
Listen to a story about my time as a young Rugby player and taking my health and team cohesion for granted. In my first year in Seniors we made the Grand Final - we lost and I was shattered. But, I didn't realise how long it would be until I see another GF. Don't take things for granted!
07:15
April 3, 2019
Change Your Environment, Change Your Willpower!
What's your goals at the moment? Lose weight? Get healthy? Feel younger? Connect with long lost friends? Here's some simple secrets to help you with changing your behaviour!
03:47
April 2, 2019
Learn How The Eisenhower Matrix Can Help You Unclutter Your Day!
According to the Eisenhower Matrix tasks can be broken into 4 catergories: 1) Urgent and Important 2) Urgent and Not Important 3) Not Urgent but Important 4) Not Urgent and Not Important Which one is the key to unlocking your day? Listen now...
05:17
April 1, 2019
Learn How To Finish Your Homework!
Remember when you were in school and you had homework to finish before class the next day? You left that project and procrastinated and the pressure built up worse and worse over time. Next thing you know you have to pull an all nighter and cram the information in! Making the process easy for yourself but chipping away slowly over time! Cliche but true!
06:20
March 31, 2019
Understanding The 3rd Option
After listening to an interview of Pastor McPherson from the Tony Robbins podcast I heard Pastor McPherson introduce the idea of the 3rd Option. Option 1 is your own viewpoint, Option 2 is the opposing view and the 3rd Option is having your own perspective but understanding the opposing view. It's about understanding different perspectives and understanding each other. This is something we can apply in the Health field as practitioners can be guilty of not listening to people when they present with their injures and complaints!
06:09
March 30, 2019
How Keeping A Daily Journal Can Contain 4 Season In A Day!
One of my biggest return on investment is my daily journal entry. When I put pen to paper and trap the things that weighing me down in the journal it lightens my load allowing me to focus on important tasks for the day. Can't speak highly enough of the power from this daily discipline!
06:29
March 29, 2019
Do You Yoga?
I'm planning to commit to fortnightly Yoga classes at 5EW (5th Element Wellness) in Fitzroy. I've done some home jobs like off a DVD or Youtibe but I'd like to connect with the guys here and see what they're about and the facilities. I'll come back to you down the track and give you a formal review!
02:28
March 28, 2019
Do The Hardest Thing First
I'll take you back to my early days of being a heath professional and being 'book smart' but not quite 'people smart' just yet! You see I had just graduated from University and I held a few different part time jobs so I had some good skills in picking up social cues. This helped me develop as a well rounded person to serve people in need. Now 10+ years as a Physio the experience I've built has come from making small improvements over time. How? By doing the HARD things first!
06:25
March 27, 2019
True Story: 60% of U19 Rugby Team Gets Struck Down By Sickness At Nationals
This is a true account of my experience at U19 Rugby Nationals in Queensland in 2003. In the last podcast I explained who it will take to manage a large touring team to Europe. In this story I was one of the rugby players. This time I'm travelling as one of the management staff responsible for the health and well being of the entire team!
06:20
March 26, 2019
The Dangers Travelling Overseas With A Large Group
On Apr 5 2019 I'll travelling to Europe on a Rugby Tour with Iron Armour Academy from Melbourne to France. There are A LOT of logistics involved in getting 30 people from A to B. From a health perspective we want to make sure everyone gets there and back in good nick. But things can happen like getting a travel bug, infection spreading to team members,  sporting injuries and getting home sick!
03:10
March 25, 2019
Opening up Clinic #2
A short appreciation post - opening up ProPhysio+ Kyneton. Located about 70 mins out of Melbourne along the Calder Highway toward Bendigo I'm really happy to be partnering up with Kyneton Medical Centre. FYI - we lived in Kyneton for 2 years and we named our son after the town so we love the place!
01:41
March 24, 2019
What is it like to have a Concussion?
I am a Rugby man. I grew up playing the sport, have a lot of friends from the Rugby community and still an avid follower of the World Game. But in 2014 I suffered 3 x concussions which ultimately my last season!  Listen to some of the serious symptoms I displayed and how I was stupid in ignoring the signs! I couldn't run without getting a headache for over 2 years!
11:59
March 23, 2019
Day 3 of 3 of My Fasting Effort
Bang BANG! Just finished my 3-Day Fast and I'm pretty happy with the effort. Compared to my Jan and Feb 2019 3-Day fast efforts my Mar episode was the smoothest so far. In my research it's due to the body's adaptation as it starts to learn to process the excess carbohydrates (glucose metabolism) more efficiently and there's less cellular 'sludge' before it ticks over to ketosis (fat metabolism). This equals less 'keto flu' symptoms like feeling weak, dehydrated and low energy. Goals into the Apr 3-Day fast will include being better with my electrolytes by measuring out quantities, substituting small meals (eggs and green vegs) for organic grass fed bone broth and more hydration! This should get me into deeper ketosis as I hovered at 1.7mmol/L at my peak.
04:05
March 22, 2019
Day 2 of 3 of My Fasting Effort
My primary health goal is longevity and prolonged fasting can be a great biohack to improving your health! I describe my results so far and which shows I'm going into deeper ketosis and my glucose readings are low which is the idea. I'm feeling pretty good as I've loaded up on 'salty' water/electrolytes and some Bulletproof coffee (3-4 cups per day) plus sunny eggs x 3 and bone broth soup of nutrients. This will be something I'll review in my Apr fasting effort.
05:26
March 21, 2019
Day 1 of 3 of My Fasting Effort
My primary health goal is longevity and prolonged fasting can be a great biohack to improving your health! I've trialled shorter protocols over the past 3 years such as intermittent fasting 16:8 (fast 16 hours, eat within 8 hour window) then 20:4 and now 20:2 or One Meal A Day (OMAD). I'm trying to find the best combination of feeling energised, improved concentration, being able to complete my day with vigour and of course prolonging and improving my quality of life.
04:05
March 20, 2019
Preparing For My 3-Day Fast!
In 2019 my big focus is on anything and everything related to longevity. Over 2017 I have started the ketogenic diet. In 2018 I introduced intermittent fasting to the keto diet. In 2019 I am looking at implementing monthly 3-Day fasts for health benefits. My Jan 2019 effort was reasonable, the Feb effort was haphazard and now for Mar I plan to take my results to the next level so that I can last the 3 Days successfully! Fingers crossed.
03:37
March 19, 2019
Shout out to 5th Element Wellness
I have been recommended these guys from a good friend of mine and I have all the intention of checking them out. According to their online content I really sync with their whole perspective on things. I'll have more for you and an update on future podcasts as I plan to subscribe to their seminars on blood testing and commit to fortnightly yoga sessions - https://www.5ew.com.au/
03:28
March 18, 2019
How To Get Great Sleep!
So being a busy parent sleep can be a struggle especially quality sleep. Belinda and I focus a lot of our energies on having great routines in place so that the kids are down in bed early enough so that we can unwind and have quality sleep. What does your night time routine look like to ensure you have great sleep?
06:52
March 17, 2019
What's In My Blood
I have been tracking my blood work since Apr 2013 and my most recent results came in from Feb 2019. I dive into my 3 main markers I'm monitoring - Fasting glucose/insulin, Lipid studies and Thyroid activity. It's also interesting to note how my blood work has responded to my particular eating strategy which has evolved over the last 6 years!
09:18
March 16, 2019
Having A Plan B If I Don't Become A Professional Athlete
What happens if you're a budding athlete aiming to become a Pro and it doesn't happen for you? Having a Plan B is not a bad thing 'just in case'. I have observed a lot of athletes who should have, could have or would have made it but for whatever reason it didn't happen and there wasn't a safety net to catch them.
05:01
March 15, 2019
Iron Sharpens Iron
We are partnered with Iron Armour Academy - a not for profit organisation, based on Christian Values, dedicated to assisting young people, in relation to improving their life skills and sporting development through our various training, mentoring and scholarship programs.
05:09
March 14, 2019
My First Trip As A Team Physio
June 2008, 6 months out of physio school and I managed to score a position with the Victorian Women's State Team to Nationals to QLD. I was as a green as they come but I was up for the challenge. The ladies were awesome and that experience opened more opportunities for me to work along side other representative teams.
06:32
March 13, 2019
Do You Believe In Santa?
My daughter just turned 4yo and we celebrated her birthday in the backyard over the weekend. She is at that age where she still believes in magic, Santa, the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy! I enjoyed her watch the entertainment and believing that she was the actual character from her favourite TV show - PJ Masks. Soon she'll learn that all that make believe stuff was not real and then that little sparkle in her eye will be gone forever.
02:39
March 12, 2019
Applying Time Management In The Workplace
We all have this finite non-renewable resource called time. It's a big focus of mine because I want to spend my time efficiently so I can maximise everything that I'm doing. Whether it's my alone study time, work or leisure time I always have time management at the forefront of my thoughts. Everyday!
02:50
March 11, 2019
I Look Forward To Meetings... Never Used To Be The Case Though!
At ProPhysio+ we subscribe to a weekly huddle where the Executive Team spend 30-45 minutes discussing the week that has passed and anything that needs to be addressed for the upcoming week. We review goals and targets that we are trying to reach within our business and it helps reconnect everyone so we are all on the same page. What do your meetings look like? Are they targeted or loosely held meetings? Try the targeted meetings where the agenda has been pre-established!
03:42
March 10, 2019
Rugby Preseason
It's a time of year when pre-season is in full swing. Bodies are healthy, participation is an all time high and everyone is enthusiastic when the sun is out and still shining in March. The real work is yet to come...
03:18
March 9, 2019
The School Drop Off
I am in a position where I have some days o the week to help takes the kids to school. This is something that I have enjoyed as I get to see and hear all the excitement that I've been missing out on!
04:24
March 8, 2019
Pharyngitis
A follow up to Podcast 32 - the Scratchy Throat ended up being Pharyngitis! First time ever that I've had to battle this infection which struck me down with cold sweats, achy joints and low energy. I think it was stress related with lowered my immune system then allowed the little lemmings in!
04:56
March 7, 2019
Opportunity Cost
What are you spending your time on? Does it improve you? Does it create more time? Are you happy with the trade off? Here's my simple observations of how I apply Opportunity Cost to my daily routine.
06:43
March 6, 2019
Sleep Hygiene
Sleep in my Top 3 things that I biohack to remain healthy. In saying that I still have a lot of work to do to stay on top of having a good nights' sleep and a lot of that comes from having a great routine and maintaining discipline within my household. As a busy parent having 2 kids under 4yo it can be a challenge but not to brag my wife Belinda and I have produced a system where the kids are sleeping in their own rooms and (can be hit and miss) through the night giving Mum and Dad the rest we need!
06:42
March 5, 2019
Scratchy Throat
Being a biohacker involves deep learning of all things health. Whether it's traditional and conservative Western models of medicine or long held practices with Eastern philosophies. That fusion of East meets West is key for lifelong health in my humble opinion. I have developed a scratchy throat which traditionally is a precursor to getting sick. Listen how I start to strategise my game plan to knock this out of the park and maintain my full well being.
05:19
March 4, 2019
ProTrainer Update
Review Episode 20 when I introduce this concept of helping our community sporting clubs but providing first class medical assistance. I'll detail the recent developments and the excitement as we buildup to the pre-season calendar of games with Footscray Rugby Union Club. Round starts on 27 Apr 2019 after Easter. #Doggies2K19
02:40
March 3, 2019
Boys Retreat
I'm 34yo and every year the fellas I grew up with commit the last weekend of Feb to have a weekend together. Things have changed over the years - we now have kids, long work hours, young businesses, commitments and less time. This yearly retreat is a great way to recharge the batteries so we can go back to our families energised!
09:11
March 2, 2019
Private vs Public Healthcare
Listen to my real world experience of Private vs Public Healthcare. It's an account of my minor sinus surgery and how I decided to fix it up!
07:32
March 1, 2019
Putting It Off
I have been guilty of burying my head in the sand and 'hoping' things get better. This journey from having a sore tooth pulled out 3 years ago to finally having no pain or smells (yuck!) has been life changing and life proving (seriously!).
08:54
February 28, 2019
Blood Test
This week I'll be getting complete blood panel so I can biohack what the numbers mean to me. It's pretty easy to organise. 1) See you local GP 2) Ask for a full blood panel that'll pick up your biochemistry, cholestoerol levels, hormones and other important markers and 3) organise a time with a pathology lab to draw your blood. I'll review my results with you in a future podcast!
04:47
February 27, 2019
The Private Healthcare System
 Compared to a lot of places around the world I would place our Healthcare system in the Top 3! Here I describe how our system works by introducing the Private Healthcare System.
06:11
February 26, 2019
The Australian Healthcare System
Compared to a lot of places around the world I would place our Healthcare system in the Top 3! Here I describe how our system works by introducing the Public Healthcare System.
04:08
February 25, 2019
Paying For Community
Being apart of a community is a great way to stay connected and keep healthy. I am apart of some Facebook groups which is a great way to share and learn information from each other. Word of warning! Some groups are not what they are pumped up to be!
05:17
February 24, 2019
The Prehab Playbook Part 2 of 2
 This is follow up podcast to a FREE resource I'm sharing for everyday Australians.  The Prehab Playbook is my go to exercise series for the Hip where 60+ different pain problems/injuries can be fixed with ONE exercise progression. Sounds too good to be true but I've been using this Hip Series for over 10 years with AWESOME results.
02:28
February 23, 2019
The Prehab Playbook Part 1 of 2
This is an introduction to a FREE resource I'm sharing for everyday Australians. The Prehab Playbook is my go to exercise series for the Shoulder where 60+ different pain problems/injuries can be fixed with ONE exercise progression. Sounds too good to be true but I've been using this Shoulder Series for over 10 years with AWESOME results.
09:54
February 22, 2019
Making Healthy Simple
Sometimes the best thing to do is to keep things simple. Health and exercise can be a complicated business and it just make your effort more overwhelming. I believe in Pareto's Law of 80/20.  80% of your best results will come from 20% of your effort!
05:06
February 21, 2019
ProTrainer
One of the initiatives we are building is helping our community sporting groups.  How? By providing professional support for all teams within the sporting club. A lot of it has to do with my sports experience within the local footy/rugby/netball clubs. They need help and we can provide the answer!
06:25
February 20, 2019
Team Mates
When you are building your empire you need team members. If you are playing support you are relying on your team mates. Today we welcome our new team member in the physio clinic - Aarvinder Sandhu.  Check him out --> https://www.prophysioplus.com.au/blogcontent/2019/02/20/welcome-to-the-team-aarvi
02:41
February 19, 2019
Decision Fatigue
I'm currently in the early stages of ready Dave Asprey's new book - "Game Changers" which introduces an idea called decision fatigue. If you could automate your day with routine to reduce the energy your brain requires to process things then you are left with more energy to spend on other tasks. I report on how I practice this idea in my normal daily life to preserve energy! Enjoy
09:12
February 18, 2019
Gymnastic Strength Training
Started Oct 2016 and still going strong. Highly recommend this online program from Coach Christopher Somer! My immediate goal is to build strength to be able to hold a strict handstand for 30 seconds then the next stage is trying to perform a planche and muscle up on Olympic Rings. I expect this to take me another 2-3 years of steady strengthening work. Wish me luck!
08:28
February 17, 2019
Traffic Jam
I remember driving around Melbourne and wishing that I had an open road in front me. I now have the open road in front of me and I'm now guilty of wishing for more things instead of appreciating what I have is what I wished for. Appreciate where you are in your journey because you one day wished for the things you have today!
03:56
February 16, 2019
Military Discipline
Have you thought about the comparisons between the military and business? Or the strict routine the military follow in order to achieve a goal. There are a lot of lessons that we can borrow from the military. Discipline is the key!
10:12
February 15, 2019
Be A Thoroughbred
Treat yourself like a race horse! The gambling industry is a massive industry and the horses that race are multi-million dollar machines. Imagine the care and management of those animals. Imagine the care and management of elite athletes! Imagine if you applied those same principles in your everyday life. Be a thoroughbred!
06:40
February 14, 2019
Intermittent Fasting
My wife Belinda and I had the original goal of losing weight. After a short period of time we achieved our goals and decided to make a new goal. Longevity and quality of life is our new target which will be a long term journey of discovery. First stop - time restricted eating!
08:22
February 13, 2019
The Obstacle Is The Way
Ryan Holiday talks about how you position adversity as something that can build your resilience. How do you overcome adversity? When you have an injury can you work within your means to recover? What's your self talk like when something negative happens to you?
07:26
February 12, 2019
Kinda Like...
My tagline at the clinic is "Making Healthy Simple". Have you ever had to explain something to someone and they gave you the blank stare? That's until you break it down and tell a story and you explain 'kinda like..." which then turns on the light bulb? Health can have big scary sounding words which sound like a foreign language. I use "Kinda Like..." stories when I explain injuries to paint a simple picture for people to understand. Hope it helps you!
05:30
February 11, 2019
Spend 2 Hours To Get 10 Hours Back!
Spending 2 hours max to pre-prepare your meals to be warmed up later is a simple strategy to win back some time to spend on other important things to you and your family. Imagine spending 2 hours on a Sunday bulk cooking food which can supply the whole week (Mon to Sat) - lunch and dinner done! If you spend 2 hours preparing dinner every night that's potentially 8-12 hours of time you can save and spend on other things like playing with your kids, spending time with family or catching up with friends. Sounds good to me!
04:17
February 10, 2019
Pillar 3 - Biohacking & Clinical Research
The last Part of how I biohack my health - scientific research, internal medicine, supplementation and self improvement. Dave Asprey and being Bulletproof is the main teacher I follow amongst many others!
09:59
February 9, 2019
Pillar 2 - Air & Exercise
Part 2 of how I biohack health daily. I am a big practitioner of mindfulness and reflection and I share my morning routine with you. I also apply a 30 min exercise which is home based Gymnastics Strength Training by Coach Christopher Sommer!
14:48
February 8, 2019
Pillar 1 - Food & Water
In my personal effort to biohack my health I have 3 Pillars that help me track my progress. Part 1 is on my practice of Food & Water. Enjoy!
11:20
February 8, 2019
Top Service Matters
Have you ever had such great service that you became a raving fan? Or how about that time you were disappointed with the service?  I had such a good experience after having a minor surgery recently that it's affected the way I think about my own service in Physio!
08:56
February 7, 2019
3 Pillars
Let me describe to you my 3 Pillars.  1) Food/Water  2) Air/Exercise 3) Biohacking/Physio I'll also point you towards my Top 5 podcasts/information I listen to - Dave Asprey, Tim Ferriss, Alex Charfen, Dr. Eric Berg, Tony Robbins, Thomas DeLauer and Russell Brunson.
07:02
February 6, 2019
34th Birthday
Journey back 5 years and recounted the health journey we've been on! The journey continues...
20:39
February 5, 2019
School's Back
After the Australia Day public holiday it's usually time to get the kids back to school! Did you enjoy your school experience? Did you juggle around with the idea of what else you could be doing? Technology has evolved so quickly. Are our schools keeping up? Keen to hear what you think!
09:51
February 4, 2019
Negative Time
When you're travelling in a car/bus/train you can spend that time exercising your mind. Pretty straight forward. Try applying the same idea when you're standing in the queue at Aldi, or if you're at lining up at the bank. Fight the temptation to pull your phone out to mindlessly look at what's on your social media feed!
23:20
February 4, 2019
My Physio Origin Story
Being my first podcast I thought it'd be fun to review where it all started... How I became a Physio in Melbourne, Australia!
13:43
February 3, 2019
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