Our physio Ben has some exciting news to share with you all…he’s off to the commonwealth games as a volunteer physio!
Stay tuned as we follow Ben on his journey.
Our physio Jesse shows you how to use a foam roller to benefit your spine. This won’t just benefit athletes, if you work in an office, your thoracic spine is under constant pressure…so get moving to keep grooving!
Our Remedial Massage Therapist, Sophia, explains a simple breathing technique that can help relieve stress…
5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Or Health Care Provider
Health care can be a confusing area. You can be sent for tests or scans and not be sure why you’re having them. Given that none of us (government included) have endless pockets to spend on our health care, how can you make sure that you are spending your money wisely and yet not take risks with your health? Here are some questions that can help you and your doctor make the correct decision for you.
Arthritis Awareness Week
This week is Arthritis Awareness Week! Arthritis impacts 18.1% of people in Queensland, and this number is looking to increase in the near future.
You may not know this, but your physio can help in the assessment and treatment of the effects of arthritis. A physio can help to:
- Reduce pain
- Improve movement & posture
- Strengthen muscles
- Improve function
- Assess & treat biomechanical problems
Check out our infograph for more stats…
It’s A Simple Question But…Why Run?
It’s a simple question but… why run??? From a Physio’s point of view, there are so many advantages that running can offer your body. Here are the top reasons to get moving!
1. It’s easy! All you need is a pair of shoes and somewhere to run.
2. You can get a good workout and therefore a good calorie burn.
3. Running strengthens bones, helps with weight change and
maintenance, that helps reduce pressure on our joints.
4. Decreases stress.
5. Increases life expectancy.
6. You can do it with friends.
7. There are plenty of organised races and events.
8. It can improve your mood.
Hopefully that’s enough reasons to get you moving, remember…Groovers are Movers!
The Runner’s Groove: 18 PHYSIO TIPS
1. Start with time and not distance: When starting a program concentrate on how much time you are spending running and not how far or how fast. With the proper base of “time in your legs” distance and time will be easily worked on later.
2. Don’t crush the egg: Tension in the arms and upper body can restrict or running economy and waste a lot of energy. It will also make the breathing muscles work harder and less efficiently. An old athletics coach once told me to pretend I had eggs in my hands. It means you don’t clench, and keeps the arms less tense.
3. Learn from your mistakes: Do you have a past history of running injuries? Did you overtrain or breakdown? Think back to what worked and what didn’t and don’t make the same mistakes. Send us your questions if you are unsure.
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