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CLINICAL PILATES FOR KYPHOSIS

Clinical Pilates for Kyphosis The arrows emphasize the kyphosis. While the first image reflects a kyphosis of about 20 degrees, which is average, the third image reflects hyperkyphosis – when there’s a thoracic curvature of greater than 40 degrees Kyphosis  Is commonly known as having a “hunchback.” Kyphosis is an excessive outward curvature of the …

HOW ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS GOING..?

HOW ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS GOING..? For many people January is the month where we decide that we want to change our lives for the better, and exercise is one of the many things people will start to try incorporate into their lives as a part of this ‘New year, new me’ fad.  This …

INJURY MANAGEMENT

Injury Management It’s the end of January and many of us will have started a new exercise routine.  Occasionally we trip, fall or get tackled causing an injury, it’s inevitable.  It happens and it just means you’re human! PhysioCare are here to help and get you back in the game. Our advice is to book …

SINGLE LEG STRETCH

Pilates move of the week……Single leg stretch   Single leg stretch is one of the most common core exercises found in Pilates. It is a great exercise to implement during a warm up routine. This particular exercise helps with not only core strength but also coordination, stability of the pelvis and endurance. Single leg stretch …

HOW GOOD IS YOUR DESK POSTURE?

How good is your desk posture? Now we are all back to work after a wonderful Christmas break, let’s start the New Year off right, with a quick desk posture check. We see too many workplace injuries that could be avoided. And prevention is better than cure. Here are a few helpful hints you can …

PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques Whenever the body is performing repeated movements, be they athletic or occupational it is very, the quality of your muscle function depends in part on your ability to relax.  This can be a very challenging to accomplish in a fast paced world. There are a variety of relaxation techniques to choose …

GETTING ACTIVE AT WORK

Getting Active at Work Sitting is the new smoking. Studies show that sitting for long periods will increase your risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death. We spend hours sitting at a desks, in lectures, watching films, reading or driving. These sedentary hours can have a detrimental impact on our health, …

SHOULD I USE ICE OR HEAT…?

WHEN TO USE ICE OR HEAT   The application of ice or heat to injuries or sites of pain are extremely common and widely used techniques that can aid in the recovery process. They are a safe, effective and cheap way to relieve pain or swelling. Despite this, however, there is often a lot of …

DESK SUPPORT

DESK SUPPORT How to support your body at work Stretching at your desk can work wonders, but it’s even more important to be set up comfortably at your desk. This can reduce Back Pain among other problems. Here’s a handy reminder. Keep your chair close to your desk. Adjust the height and make sure your feet are …

HELPFUL DESK STRETCHES TO EASE ACHES AND PAINS

Helpful Desk stretches to ease aches and pains   Aching in your shoulders, neck or back is very common after a day in the office, driving or studying. We can easily spend more than seven hours a day sitting hunched over screens, steering wheels and phones. We can actively ease these aches and pains with …