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.
At Vital Core Physiotherapy we are passionate about looking after mums during and after their pregnancies. Therefore it’s no surprise that one of the most common conditions we treat is Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP).
As a society we spend way too much time sitting down and with the COVID 19 restrictions this year, it is only getting worse. Research over the past 20 years has been telling us that sitting is the new smoking – obesity has taken over smoking as the leading cause of premature death and ill-health in Australia. Guess what of the main risk factors for obesity is? Yep – A sedentary lifestyle – that means we’re not moving enough. Whilst a lot of the current situation is beyond our control and we do find ourselves sitting more, there is still plenty we can do to ensure we are remaining as active as possible.
Prolonged postures especially at computers or our home make shift work stations, can make our middle and upper back stiff and sore. Let’s learn about this area as well as what we can do practically to prevent or alleviate middle and upper back issues.
Did you know that 50% of runners will have some form of injury … in ANY given year? What can you do to decrease your incidence? Let physio Stacey explain.