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Summer: October 20 2021
Interested in doing 1:1 Pilates sessions? Classes not your thing? Want more individual supervision? We have a few time slots for 1:1 sessions now available in the week. Spaces are limited so give us a call asap to find out more.
It was recently world osteoarthritis day, a great time to revisit all the latest on this condiiton and what you can do about it - read more in our article below.
In staff news, the Physiologix Team has taken up the "Pain Revolution Challenge" this month. We are looking to complete 1500km over the month of extra activity beyond what we normally do. It has been a lot of early morning whatsapp motivation messaging, a lot of laughs, and some tired but happy bodies!!!!
You can sponsor us to raise funds for research into persistant pain, sadly something we see way too much of here at Physiologix, so a cause we strongly believe in. https://painrevolution.raisely.com/physiologixts?fbclid=IwAR0H49snGWkjObhii5QZZbAb_5JTVbQG4WwkXWsmnB13xWUHweakzg6_gWA
It was recently world osteoarthritis day, a great time to be discussing what is the latest in the best treatment for osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis, often known as OA is a condition that affects our joints, where two bones meet. Any joint may be affected and here at Physiologix we see almost any area of the body can be affected. The cartilage that protects the joints is the area that becomes affected.
There are many risk factors. Age is relevant, but it is not just older people that can develop OA. There can be a genetic factor, but not always. Obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, being female, and previous joint injury are also all risk factors.
So what then is the best treatment for osteoarthritis? In the case of hip and knee OA, exercise has been shown to be the best initial treatment intervention. But many people hurt when they exercise so what then? Understanding positions that you can work in, with good technique are the starting point. Working into a little pain is safe to do as long as the pain settles quickly after and isn’t worse that night or the next day.
At Physiologix, your physio will assess you to gain better understanding of what you can do and what, initially, is best to avoid. They will guide you on how much, how often. The importance of rest days is essential to allow the body to recover, but you also need to be doing enough to be effective. Your physio can also talk you through other things you could be doing to help such as support braces and seeing the GP for medications for pain relief.
Hydrotherapy, exercise in water, has been shown to be beneficial in helping with OA. At Physiologix we will design a program specific to you that you can then do in a pool yourself. We also will give you a home program, or look to provide you with a gym program for those that attend the gym, or to set you up with a Pilates program here in our fully equipped pilates rehab area. Throughout the year Physiologix also offers the GLAD program, a comprehensive program including education sessions and OA specific rehab classes for those with hip and knee OA.
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