We are an adaptable species. We have become the most dominant species on this planet because of our adaptability. However what we are exposed to, we adapt to. This is the principle of ‘Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand’. This is the topic for today’s blog post. What we impose on the body, our body has to adapt to. Whether it be negative or positive, the body will adjust to the stimuli that it is presented with.
Here in the practice, we’re all about empowering everyone that comes through the door to achieve greatness! This week in particular, we are recognising Women’s Health Week and opening up discussion around some of the things we tend to not spend enough time on. As part of our daily lives, we can tend to push concerns about our mental and physical health to the side in order to be mothers, carers, businesswomen, friends and working women. So, consider some of the following over the next week and decide on how you can best help yourself and the people around you.
When we asked our patients and social media community what they felt were the biggest exercise trends of 2018, they came back with HIIT (high intensity interval training) as well as CrossFit. Having seen a number of recent ‘CrossFitters’ in the clinic, we decided to do some investigating into this fitness craze.
Whenever you hear clinicians talking about back pain, the first thing that we hear is that we need to ‘strengthen our core’, ‘you need to do core exercises’, or, ‘your core is weak’. Even the term ‘core’ is a confusing topic that we hope to sort through in today’s piece. In most cases, we don’t need to ‘strengthen’, but just try to move a little more, a little more often!
Following up from part one of our seven part series on persistent pain, today's blog is about how scans and images don't always explain why we might be experiencing pain, and how we can start to paint a picture around where to start when we commence an exercise routine to assist.
George and colleagues are proud to have now officially released their study investigating the effects of manipulative therapies on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In this 7 part pain series Craig Harrison talks about persistent and complex pain. In part 1 he explores what it means when we talk about the word 'pain'. Specifically, how certain situations and experiences can influence our reaction towards stimuli, that may or may not elicit a painful response.
Vestibular disorders are a common presentation for our Vestibular Physiotherapist Peter Vitale. It can be distressing learning that you have a Vestibular condition and the first step in managing it is understanding what it is.