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Look After Your Health and be a Weekend Warrior

Do you care about your health and wellbeing? Are you passionate about sports, fitness and staying active? On Saturday, October 19 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Australian Physiotherapy Association will host Weekend Warriors, a free public event for anyone who ‘fights to be fit.’

The day will be filled with motivational APA_1871talks, games, contests, and workshops led by experts in physiotherapy and fitness, including Olympic Gold Medallist Kerri Pottharst, and St Kilda Football Club physiotherapist, Chris Bell.

“Physiotherapy has not only helped me rehabilitate after many injuries, but I have learned ways to prevent injuries from happening in the first place, so that I can continue to train and be at the top of my game,” Ms Pottharst said..

At Weekend Warriors, guests will be given the opportunity to learn how to prevent injury and take better care of their bodies in order to be at their healthiest and fittest for longer. The day commences with a session on Stretching Before Exercising, led by Step Into Life Victoria, and also includes two taping workshops, focusing on upper and lower limbs, led by Chris Bell from the St Kilda Football Club.

“Knowing how to properly tape and care for your injuries and weak areas is extremely important. “Often people just tape around the affected area with no awareness or knowledge of how to correctly do so, which is ultimately ineffective,” Mr Bell said. “I will be showing people how to tape their upper and lower limbs so that they can continue to train without further injuring themselves and instead recover more quickly.”

Mr Bell will also be leading a Pass the Footy Competition, with up to $5,000 worth of spot prizes for participants.

The free event starts at 9.45am and registration is essential. For more information, head to the Weekend Warrior website at www.physiotherapy.asn.au/weekendwarriors.