Children are not simply small adults. They have specific strength and conditioning requirements depending on their developmental stage. The sporting and general physical demands on kids are often huge, yet they generally don’t learn appropriate strength and conditioning until they are adults (if at all). Lets help our kids move and perform at their best.
By Pelvic Health physio Danae Gardner
Most women learn about their pelvic floor muscles during the child-bearing years. But for many men, the first time they’re told they even have these same muscles is well into their 50’s or 60’s, sitting in the doctor’s office discussing their upcoming prostate surgery. And these blokes are the lucky ones.
Menopause is a normal part of aging. However there are a number of ‘symptoms’ that can be problematic to women. Knowing what to do is important to ensure a healthy active ageing.
David is an Adelaide man in his sixties who has been a recreational runner for over 30 years. When another bout of severe knee pain hit at the beginning of 2020 he thought “old age” had caught up with him and he’d have to hang up his runners. However with his commitment and a tightly structured program of strengthening and slow progression back into running, David was able to compete in the Adelaide half marathon just 9 months later. Let his story motivate you to sit less and move more and achieve your activity goals.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world. It causes pain and dysfunction to many joints of the body. What can you do to feel and move better?
By Physio Danae
The average Australian woman goes through menopause around 51 years of age, but research tells us that symptoms can creep in five to ten years prior. This period is referred to as peri-menopause and can present differently from woman to woman. We’ve all come to expect the hot flushes and night sweats during menopause, but what about the rushing to the toilet? The constipation and uncomfortable bloating? Maybe even those instances of leakage when we couldn’t control?
KidFit is a fun, 8 week, progressive exercise program for kids aged approximately 8-12. KidFit promotes motor development, coordination, core control, balance, strength and flexibility. It is tailored specifically for children, so whilst being physiotherapist structured and lead, it is still enjoyable and social!
Let’s take a moment to focus on our bladder habits! Here at Vital Core we want to help educate you about all of your body so you can enjoy life and not have problems getting in the way. Just as you may fall and hurt your knee on the netball court and come into see a physio here at Vital Core, we want you to be aware that if you’re not able to hold your wee with a cough or a sneeze or laugh it’s time to come into see one of our trained Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists to address this issue. As stress urinary incontinence is common it is by no means normal.
We often have people come to see us who say “well it’s not really a sports injury….. I just hurt my knee during a gentle jog”. Yes it is a sports injury and therefore it needs sports physiotherapy. Sports physiotherapy is for anyone who injures themselves whilst exercising and who wants to get back to that exercise.