Hello all, Over the last 4 weeks, we have looked at areas to work on to help make your time with your grandchildren more enjoyable. These things include improving muscle strength, balance, getting on and off the floor, and safe ways to lift and bend. To summarise: 1. Remaining strong (or becoming stronger) is important…

Hi again everyone! Welcome to the second last post about being ‘grandkid ready’. By the time your grandchildren are teenagers they will probably be on their computers for a lot of the time, or they’ll be asking you to drive them around! The time you spend around your teenage grandchildren tends to be less physically…

Hi all, Welcome to week 3 of our 5-week series on how to protect the ‘grandparent body’ from injury when looking after your energetic grandchildren. Children between 2- 10 years can be highly active, which places pressure on you to keep up! You may find yourself moving more frequently and more quickly than you have…

Hi Everyone, This is our second week exploring the physical issues that can occur when looking after grandchildren. Arguably, the most physically challenging grandchild will be the toddler: the hefty 15kg two-year-old who wants to be picked up continually or wants you to be on the floor with them. Let’s deal with getting on and…

Welcome to the March edition of Move Better for Life. In this edition we look at getting fit with the grandkids, new research on osteoarthritis and running – it’s good news. We also introduce our new Tamworth Wellness Class – Gluco-cise. Our Tamworth practice is already expanding and we are looking for physiotherapists for both…

Welcome to the February edition of Move Better for Life. In this edition, we celebrate the opening of our new Tamworth clinic as we welcome on board, new staff and new clients! https://mailchi.mp/rusdenstreetphysio/move-better-for-life-february2019-2263421

Hi Everyone, Looking after grandchildren is one of those joys in life… while it is extremely rewarding, it can also take its toll on the body. Striding out quickly (or running) in pursuit of a runaway grandkid, picking them up when distressed, or generally just being more active and altering how you move when they…

Hi all, Over the past four weeks we have looked at various ways you can improve your gardening experience. Here is a summary of what we talked about. Gardening is a great activity, but it can play havoc with the body at times. Sometimes the back, knees, shoulders and neck can suffer, but there are…

Hi all, Gardening often involves a lot of clipping and pruning using secateurs, and generally gripping handles such as spades. This can occasionally lead to pain in the top of the arm near the elbow. Sometimes referred to as ‘tennis elbow’ – let’s call it ‘gardeners’ elbow’! – it can be painful at night and…

Hi all, It is very easy to injure the neck and shoulders when engaging in a lot of heavy clipping and trimming of shrubs and plants in the garden. When your arms become tired with clipping and brush cutting at shoulder height or above, often the muscles around the neck become overused. This also applies…

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