With winter sports well under way, people need to keep up their stretching, take care while they play, and remain vigilant about any soreness that occurs during their games. One of the most common injuries we see in the clinic are injuries to the ankle. Netballers, basketballers, and sports that involve a lot of jumping…

By Shae Flynn, EP As we all know, it’s important to keep our heart and lungs healthy… but why? Cardiorespiratory fitness, in a nutshell, is the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to every cell in the body via the circulatory (blood) system and remove toxins and waste products. This delivery of oxygen is important for…

Our last two blogs focused on how to overcome ageing muscles. This week we’re discussing why it’s important to keep our heart and lungs healthy too. It’s important to maintain strong heart and lungs as you get older in order to keep your mobility and independence so you can do the things you love. An…

As we know, its important to keep our heart and lungs healthy…But why? Cardiorespiratory fitness in a nut shell is the body’s ability to delivery oxygen to every cell in the body via the circulatory (blood) system and remove toxins and waste products. This delivery of oxygen is important in every system in the body…

The problem: Are you noticing that you’re not as strong as you once were? Are you having difficulty doing things that up until a few years ago, you didn’t even have to think about? Or are you still as mobile as you always were, but are finding that nowadays you pay for it later? If…

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of Move Better for Life. In this edition we have some tips for exercising safely throughout the winter months and give you an update on what is happening in our Armidale and Tamworth practices. https://mailchi.mp/rusdenstreetphysio/move-better-for-life-april-2325609

Fit for the office: Posture Hi Everyone! Good posture is vital in preventing neck pain and headaches. You may find yourself trying to get that extra bit of work done, by spending prolonged periods of time sitting at the computer or slumped on your bed with the laptop. Then the neck pain starts. There’s no…

Hi Everyone! Last week we touched on ways to help you move more at work and why you need to. This week, we look further into the importance of moving regularly. The postural and stabilizing muscles of the body can become painful when held in elongated and end-of-range positions. Muscles are strongest, and work optimally,…

Hi Everyone! It is well known that work tasks involving prolonged static positions, such as sitting at the computer or standing for long periods, can lead to increased risk of injuries. The issue is the sedentary and static nature of the tasks. When muscles are asked to do repetitive and small movements for many hours…

Hi Everyone! There are very few parts of your body that act in isolation to another part. This particularly applies to the shoulders and arms, which can impact the functionality of the neck and vice versa. Shoulder weakness can, and often does, lead to elbow and neck problems so keeping your shoulders and arms strong…

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