Nothing screams "New Year, New Me" like setting some goals for yourself, but unfortunately, many of us will end up no where near our desired outcomes, leaving us going 'what went wrong'? You might think to yourself "it's because I'm useless" or "I just didn't try hard enough", or maybe even "the goal was stupid anyway". But the problem likely wasn't because the goal was stupid, but more because it wasn't SMARTE enough.
Bodyweight exercises should be a staple in everyone’s fitness routine, especially for those who are just starting out when it comes to exercise. Not only are they the perfect way to build up the foundational strength you need before ploughing into the heavy weights, but they also require no equipment and can be performed anywhere making them the perfect option for those of us who find it difficult to make time for a trip to the gym.
Chronic pain usually occurs after someone experiences an acute injury (injury starting between 0-2 weeks), and it is managed poorly, therefore turning it into a chronic injury (one lasting more than 3 months). In the book ‘Aches and Pains’ by physiotherapist Louis Gifford, he describes 2 types of chronic pain sufferers; one who avoids activity and one who copes:
Balance is something that can naturally deteriorate as we age, and while we don’t all need to have the balance of a tightrope walker, it’s important to work towards maintaining a base level of balance for as long as possible.
What a crazy year the last few weeks have been! With new government restrictions, quarantines, social distancing measures, health advice and calls to work from home where possible, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has definitely shaken up the way we all live our lives. This has also changed the way that we operate as a clinic at NExT Osteo & Rehab, but we are glad to be able to keep our doors open and continue taking bookings for both existing and new patients.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you've almost definitely heard of the current pandemic sweeping the world known as COVID-19 (or coronavirus). While it is definitely something to be aware of, it is not necessarily something we all need to be panicked and stressed about. In this post, we're going to run over some of the information that everyone needs to know about what coronavirus is, who is at risk, and how we can all help prevent it from spreading!
Pregnancy is a very special time, but it also requires huge adaptation from the body and mind. Dramatic changes in posture, weight and hormones, as well as the shifting of organs, increased pressure on the diaphragm, and the enlargement of the chest can understandably cause aches and pains. The emotional stresses and strains also manifest themselves in the body’s muscles, bones and joints.