June ’21 Newsletter

June ’21 Newsletter

June is here, and we’re leaping into action, getting fitter and more active than ever! We’re raring to go with a new term of classes on the horizon to suit all levels and support a range of aspects of your health. 

Below you can read about how you can make June your healthiest month yet, from group therapy to our new bike fit service, and making sure you get your daily intake of water. 

Group Therapy Classes – enrolment now open!
Term 3 begins on 12th July and places are now available to book for current participants. New participants can book in from 28 June 2021.
Group Therapy is a very specific form of exercise involving the conscious control of all muscular movements in the body. The aim is to restore natural, normal movement patterns to resolve pain or injury. At St Leonards Physiotherapy, our unique assessment process enables us to tailor an exercise program specifically for your body.

Physiotherapy myths, busted

There are a lot of myths out there about physiotherapy. Whilst some of them might give us a chuckle, others might be putting people off from getting vital treatment that will enable them to live fuller lives. So, we wanted to set the record straight and let you know what physiotherapy is really all about.

Read our latest blog to sort the physiotherapy fact from fiction.

Bike Fit Assessment service

Our physiotherapy bike fitting service brings together the specialised knowledge and skills of our physiotherapist, Angus Tadman, with the technical knowledge of bike fitting to provide a robust service that is designed to improve performance, increase comfort and reduce the risk of injury on your bike. It is most appropriate for cyclists of any level who are experiencing pain or injury as a result of cycling, but if you have a new bike, or just want to get the most out of your current set-up and reduce the risk of injury in the future, this is also the service for you!

This comprehensive bike fitting service is suitable for all types of cycling including road, mountain, gravel, triathlon, etc.

Consultations last for 2 hours and cost $320 (you can use your private health fund to cover part of this cost).

For more information, or to book an assessment, call us on (02) 9438 1782.


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HITTING THE WATER: 
Six health benefits of getting your daily water intake

We all hear that we should be drinking more water… but why? Experts recommend you should drink at least two litres each day, but the optimum amount is closer to three litres for women and four litres for men. Evidence also suggests that sipping that water gradually throughout the day rather than drinking irregularly is better for you. That might seem like a lot of effort, but it really is worth it. Here are six reasons why keeping your glass (more than) half-full is good for you.

1) More energy

Water is essential for ensuring that oxygen travels around the body, and also keeps your muscles energised. On the other hand, dehydration forces your heart to work harder to try to get that vital oxygen to all your tissues, and that makes you feel fatigued. 

2) Better performance

Even mild dehydration results in reduced muscle strength, power and stamina. So if you want to be on top of your game, you need to drink up.

3) Increased brain function 

Many studies have shown that, when we don’t drink enough, we lose the ability to focus, our reactions slow down, and our short-term memory is impaired. We also experience lower moods.

Your brain is mostly water, so keeping hydrated will help it to function at its best. Drinking water also reduces our levels of cortisol — the hormone that produces stress — meaning that we feel more relaxed.

4) Improved weight management

Water speeds up your metabolism so that you burn calories more quickly — great if you’re trying to lose weight. Since our bodies often mistake being thirsty for being hungry, if you stay hydrated then you’re less likely to feel the need to snack. Water also helps to reduce fluid retention, as your body doesn’t hold on to as much if it’s getting enough, and regular hydration helps flush away the water in your system.

5) Clearer skin 

More water in your body means plumped up skin cells, improving your skin tone and smoothing wrinkles. Water also removes toxins and impurities from the skin, and increases blood flow, leading to a clearer, brighter complexion.

6) Greater comfort 

Water is vital for the performance of your digestive system and getting rid of waste from the body. Dehydration can lead to constipation, acid reflux, heartburn and stomach ulcers. 

Need advice on keeping your body healthy and sticking to healthy habits? Call us on (02) 9438 1782 or email enquiries@stleonardsphysio.com.au and we’ll help guide you on living your best life.

 

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.