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.
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 […]
You’ve seen your physio and you now have your exercise plan based on your assessment and your goals. But what is the process of exercise training? How does it work? What happens to the body?
What are loads and why do they matter? Well for preventing injury for a start, understanding loads is essential. We discuss both internal and external loads
What IS clinical Rehab? Clinical Rehabilitation (Rehab) utilising Pilates style exercises and equipment. Pilates is used in the modern physiotherapy world as a part of an individualised rehabilitation exercise program. It can benefit acute and chronic neck and back conditions, poor posture, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, post surgery rehabilitation and aid in the prevention of recurrent injuries. […]
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?
There are so many beautiful things about your first pregnancy – you’re about to become a mum for the first time and soon you’ll be holding your little bundle of joy (and indulging in a mums and bubs class or two with us!). However, there are also a thousand questions that go with the territory […]
by Allyson Sturrock, Vital Core Physiotherapist Each individual has a characteristic movement pattern and posture – you may sometimes find that you recognise someone by the way they walk or the way they stand. Sometimes these variations can become exaggerated and may cause pain. This is called a movement or postural dysfunction – when […]
Today I have stumbled across an excellent resource for people wondering if they are fit to run, some tips on eating, drinking, training, and what to do on race day. It has been set up by a British running coalition of groups include the London Marathon and Bupa. Any basic questions you have, and basic […]