Many athletes and fitness fanatics count their relationship with a physiotherapist as an important part of their wider exercise regime. Whilst regular exercise is great for your health, sometimes the aftermath following a particularly intense workout can be painful.Physiotherapy can be accessed to treat and reduce the risk of developing such sports injuries, whilst quick recovery can also be harnessed following injury or surgery. Check out the following techniques used by physiotherapists to promote pain-free movement and restore your well-being after exercise.
I am currently working with a client who had a patella issue and was told by the doctor to take it easy on cardio- no running, no jogging, minimal walking.
She was very concerned this would hinder our ability to work towards her goals- short and long term.
The truth is, there are a lot of people who have some sort of chronic joint condition that causes them to feel afraid they won't be able to work like they want to or be able to accomplish the things they have in mind, or will need to completely take time off and will fall off track.
While research clearly indicates that joint range of motion is improved acutely and chronically following flexibility exercises, flexibility training continues to be one of the most overlooked aspects of most people’s fitness programs. With a growing focus on functional training to adequately prepare the body to perform optimally, not only when completing exercises in the gym but also when engaging in activities in everyday life, it’s imperative that proper levels of joint mobility be established to ensure quality movement.
This summer I started training some of my clients in a swimming pool. My clients have enjoyed it and tell me it is more like play than exercise. One of my clients asked 3 of her friends if they wanted to be part of a small group training, so I train them together in one of my client's pool one morning a week.
Chaturanga Dandasana, or Plank pose, can be both physically and psychically challenging for the yoga practitioner as the entire weight of the body is balanced across the hands and the toes. It is important to practice this pose in alignment to avoid overstraining the wrists and elbows. Keeping the elbows over the hands at a ninety degree angle and the arms pulled in tightly to the body is correct. Our tendency is to muscle through this pose by only using the front side of the torso, which causes us to incorrectly splay the elbows out and away from the body.
Bone Spurs (Osteophytes) Basic Bone Spur Facts • A bone spur is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone.• Bone spurs are usually caused by local inflammation, such as from degenerative arthritis or tendonitis. • Bone spurs develop in areas of inflammation or injury of nearby cartilage or tendons.