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.
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?
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!
Have you ever laughed so hard you pee yourself?🤭 Perhaps you’ve been running down a single track trail and noticed each step squirts out a bit of wee 🙄. Maybe you’ve taken off for a hard sprint start during a game only to realise you’ve forced out a wet patch on your shorts 😧.
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.