19 Aug August ’21 Newsletter
Life is changing all the time right now, but one thing that never changes is our commitment to your wellbeing.
We are still open, following all Government guidelines and taking all necessary safety precautions, so you can continue to come to see us in the same way you always have. Or, if you prefer, you can come to see us in a brand new virtual way, via Telehealth appointments. We can also offer advice on taking care of your general wellbeing at home during these challenging times. Whatever questions or concerns you have about your health, don’t hesitate to reach out.
In the current uncertain climate, we completely understand if you prefer not to come to the clinic in person. That’s where our Telehealth appointments can be so valuable.
Backed by research, Telehealth has proven to be effective and our physios can help with a range of issues, from the comfort of your own home.
To book an appointment, or discuss whether Telehealth is suitable for you, please call us on (02) 9438 1782.
Cancer Doesn’t Stop for Covid
Whilst Covid has dominated the news and our collective consciousness over the last 18 months, many of you have been continuing to battle other serious long-term conditions. We know that’s not been easy, and looking after yourself when you have a weakened immune system is now more important than ever.
If you are dealing with cancer, we are providers of the STEEL cancer rehab course, which focuses on increasing energy, fitness, strength, motivation, pelvic floor activation, core activation, and pain reduction, to enable patients to return to, or increase, their level of function after or during cancer treatment.
For more information on how we can help you with your fight against cancer, or other long-term conditions, visit our website.
On Your Bike
Maintaining healthy habits and getting out in the fresh air is so important right now, and if you’re one of the many people who’ve taken up cycling during this period of lockdowns then make sure you see our physio Angus for his new Bike Fit service.
Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or just starting out, and particularly if you’ve recently bought a new bike, this service will help you improve performance, increase comfort and reduce your risk of injury.
Give us a call on (02) 9438 1782 to find out more.
Getting the Cold Shoulder
If, on the other hand, you’ve not been able to move around much recently, then you might be at greater risk of adhesive capsulitis.
Adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as a ‘frozen shoulder’, is a painful condition that is characterised by stiffness and a loss of motion in the shoulder.
What causes frozen shoulder, what can you do about it and how can you stop it from happening in the first place? Read our latest blog post to find out!
The Education Quarter
THE BENEFITS OF STRETCHING
We keep telling you to stretch before and after exercise, until you’re probably sick of hearing about it. But why? Well, there are a whole host of benefits to stretching, and they’re not just limited to exercise. Here are seven reasons to make sure that proper stretching is a regular part of your routine.
1) Reduced risk of injury
Stretching warms up your muscles, increasing the range of motion, so they are less likely to be torn or strained during exercise. You are also less likely to experience pain or discomfort after exercise with a thorough warm up and cool down.
2) Increased flexibility
Flexibility not only improves your performance but is good for your overall health. Increasing your flexibility will also help to delay decreased mobility as you age.
3) Improved posture
Tight muscles, especially in the chest, back and hips, can cause poor posture, which can lead to pain or injury. Stretching keeps your body in better alignment and improves your posture.
4) Reduced stress
Your muscles tighten in response to physical and emotional stress, and many of us hold tension in our necks, shoulders and upper backs. Stretching these muscles helps to release the tension and helps you to relax. Stretching also provides an opportunity for a moment of mindfulness to calm your mind.
5) Increased circulation
Stretching improves blood flow to your muscles and joints, which enables them to get more oxygen and nutrients.
6) Enhanced performance
A flexible joint can move through a wider range of motion with less energy, so stretching makes your body more energy efficient. By preparing your muscles for exercise through stretches, you are improving your performance.
7) Fewer headaches
As a great many headaches are caused by tension, releasing that tension through stretching can reduce the number of headaches you experience.
If you’re interested in which stretches will suit you and want help putting a program together to compliment your activity habits, give us a call on (02) 9438 1782. We’d offer to do the warm up on your behalf, but that’d be a stretch! See what we did there?
Happy to help.
If you’d like to book an appointment, or have questions about any pain or injury you may be experiencing, please get in touch.