Last Saturday evening I was given the unique opportunity to step in to accept an award for Simone Cariss who is the co - founder of the Girls Uniform Agenda.
For me the squat is one of the best exercises to prescribe to clients. I like to prescribe the squat to clients who are deconditioned or have lower limb weakness, atrophy (loss of muscle tone) or loss of range of movement. The squat is a compound movement which means it involves multiple joints including the hip, knee and ankle.
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.
With 1 in 3 Victorian children now overweight or obese, we ask why is it our children that are overtaking the rest of the country for weight gain. Nicole French speaks to channel 7's Estelle Griepink.
The Living Well with Diabetes Expo is this weekend Come and join a panel of experts including Dr. Ralph Audehm, Ms. Nicole French and Adele Mackie for a fantastic day at Plenty Valley Arts and Entertainment Centre this Saturday the 14th of June 2014. You will also get the opportunity to see a live cooking demonstration by award-winning celebrity chef Gabriel Gaté.
Let's focus on an water exercise! It is a great exercise modality that tends to be very popular as we begin to approach the hottest time of the year. If you haven’t tried water exercise before, you don’t know what you’re missing. Water exercise has been demonstrated to have a number of benefits which include both physical and psychological. It also is a great alternative if land based exercise increases your pain.
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.