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.
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?
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.
Clinical Rehab are small group exercise classes where every participant has an individualised program. These high focus classes involve the use of specialised pilates equipment including reformers, trapeze tables, and multi chair.
Back to Basics is a floor based exercise class. It is great for re-establishing the fundamentals for strengthening and toning especially your core. It helps to reconnect with breathing, body positioning and movement patterning.
Do you experience low back pain? Do you want the good news? Nearly every person in the world experiences low back pain at some stage during their life. Sometimes the pain doesn’t go away. Back pain that continues on for more than about a month is considered as chronic pain. There are many reasons why […]
Incontinence is more common than many health issues we regularly seek professional assistance for. However it is not normal. Most importantly in the vast majority of cases it is treatable without surgery.
By Vital Core Physio Olivia Bredenkamp Is your healthy active child complaining of pain in the front if the knee? Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a common knee condition that affects active growing children and is characterised by pain in the front of the knee, however it is not a disease as the name suggests. It’s […]