Diastasis Recti is the separation of your most external abdominal muscles. The main cause of a Diastasis is due to the continuous stretching of the connective tissue and the increase of the intra-abdominal force. Normally, the separation will lessen within the first 8 weeks post-partum, but it is common for many women that it stays stretched beyond this.
Stretches, something everyone does before a run or a workout. However, which muscles should we stretch?
How should we stretch it? How long should we hold each stretch for?
Based on recent studies, stretches do not actually reduce the risk in injuries with any exercise. However, it is still recommended as it helps with improving body awareness and provides that temporary relief for tight muscles.
Well, worry not as here are 5 different stretches to help tackle those tight muscles that are required for running.
Most of us don’t realise how much we rely on our knees until something goes wrong with them. Usually simple tasks, like crouching down, walking down stairs and jumping can become unachievable when we are suffering from knee pain. But don’t panic!! Most types of knee pain can be resolved quickly, without the pain, cost and inconvenience of knee surgery.
Our bones form the foundation for the rest of our body; they give us strength, store certain nutrients, make blood cells, and provide structure for our muscles, tendons and nerves. They serve an important role in our health, so it’s in our best interest to ensure they are strong and have all the necessary vitamins and minerals, every day.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is pain in the jaw joint. The TMJ can be found just in front of your ear when you open and close your mouth. Many people are misdiagnosed – their symptoms are often put down to headaches, ear infections, problems with their teeth or even their back.
Ankle sprains happen more often than we would like. Be it from a footy game or walking around in heels. It can be very stressful when you have sprained your ankle and you are unsure of how to manage it. Is further imaging is required? Should you go to the emergency department? Maybe it is not that bad, just sleep on it and it will be fine tomorrow? Where should you begin?
Will Clinical Pilates Help My Arthritis?
Finding the exercise activity and intensity that’s right for you isn’t always as easy as it sounds. We often see clients in our practice with advanced arthritis who are diligent with a general homogenous program to…for example.. “strengthen my glutes and quads”. They are putting in their best effort to maintain their joint function but only finding they are getting sorer and tighter and wonder if what they are doing is just making things worse.
But there is a way forward. “Exercise” is not a “One Size Fits All” approach when it comes to arthritis. Your physio can work with you to determine the best body positions, loads and types of exercises for you to support, rather than further compromise joint health.
Headaches, a condition that is affecting our lives more than we like to admit. Be it a mild pulsating ache in the background or a throbbing pain behind the eyes, it is annoying. Let’s face it, waking up with headaches on a daily basis is NOT normal and it is something we can easily live without. So what causes a headache? How do we overcome it? More importantly, how can we prevent it?
Post-operative rehabilitation with a Physiotherapist is an integral process to optimise recovery. Physiotherapists are qualified to assess and manage your recovery process from day one.
There are a broad range of rehabilitative and healing exercises recommended during your recovery which the Physiotherapist will be able to discuss with you at a time suitable to your individual needs. Remember that some exercise programs can only be started a few days or more after surgery in order to let the very first stages of healing occur without disturbing sutures and surgical work.