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?
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.
Exercise, or rather better movement is a physio mantra. It is the ‘why’ we do what we do. We understand the benefits exercise has to every single body. Here are just a few reasons why exercise is just so good for you. Muscles, tendons and joints The body tissues respond to ‘load’ or the […]
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. 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year. One that may have caused us to fall off the exercise wagon or perhaps be […]
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. Without commitment our best intentions […]
Movement makes us feel better Movement causes lubrication and lubrication is what helps our joints, muscles, tendons, heart, circulation, brain. If you’ve been keeping up with our weekly blogs you’d also know that movement is what helps pain. When our back is the most sore and all we want to do is curl up and […]
We’ve all experienced pain. Some time’s the pain just doesn’t go away. If pain is there for more than a month or so it is often called Chronic pain. Chronic pain is less about an injury, and more about you brain. To understand more, lets look at the experience of pain. Why is it that […]
Pain around the kneecap during or after running can be very debilitating. However with a bit of education, modification of loads and a few physio exercises, you can overcome it.
Runners are a funny lot. They freak out if they can’t run. Yet 50% of runners will have an injury in any given year! What can Vital Core do to help?