Goal setting – it’s an essential part of self improvement. With a new year ahead of us, it is the perfect time to make changes in our life to help us move forward.
by Physio Thomas
A patient came in today for his standard Clinical Rehab class. This patient had always had knee pain – his GP scans showed significant bone loss due to osteoarthritis, and his right knee was so constantly bad that he was awaiting surgery. Knee pain was now just part of his life, and was one of the dreadful parts of getting old.
I get it, rest days are hard. I miss my exercise endorphins, I get grumpy with my husband and I snap at the kids. I’m just a big angry grey cloud. So why not just push through and train every day? There is a very simple reason, we need a rest day because this is when we actually get stronger, fitter and faster, and that’s what we all want right?
Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all intend to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.
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.
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?