Not many of us think about the way we breathe. It’s an automatic function that is vital for life and affects every system of our body.
If our breathing patterns are abnormal, it can cause pain, poor movement, disrupt sleep, increase anxiety and depression, aggravate gut and intestinal issues.
The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy.
There are usually a combination of factors that cause back pain which could include overuse, poor posture or other stressors.
Keeping in mind everyone is different, here are our expert tips.
“Stretch your glutes!” Strengthen your glutes!” These are common terms you hear in sports injury rehab and injury prevention. What exactly are the glutes, their function and the importance of them with regards to injury?
You can reduce the risk of long term incontinence and by knowing how to exercise your pelvic floor and this is something proactive you can do while waiting for surgery.
Shoulders are a common area of injury. They are the linch-pin of many movement functions and control, that once pain sets in, it can make day-to-day activities extremely painful and difficult to do.
Hydration in sport is vital to replace the loss of fluid that our body perspires, which controls our body temperature as we utilize energy.
If we do not replace this fluid we overheat and dehydrate, which may lead to a decrease in performance and an increased risk of injury.
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.
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