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Summer: August 05 2021
Exercise has been shown time and time again to be one of the best medicines for so many things. Movement is one of the only definite things to be shown to help back pain; the role of strengthening in hip and knee OA has been shown again and again to be hugely beneficial, leading us to set up our GLAD classes specifically for this group. And then the role of exercise in health benefits has been shown in heart health, cancer prevention, mental health....the list goes on and on as to why we should all be doing regular exercise.
But getting motivated to start, to push yourself beyond your regular routine, or to overcome your fear of injury to do exercise are all things many of us struggle with.
So let Physiologix help you - we all need a helping hand (or maybe more a kick up the behind) from time to time!!!
Read more in the link below about our pilates classes, for all ages, abilities or disabilities, whatever your goals may be. Choose from pilates run to physio supervised....there is something for everyone.
And read about exercise and women's health, in relation to pregnancy (pre and postnatal), healthy aging, and pelvic floor.
And the last BIG MESSAGE, it's never too late for older adults to start exercising. These are the findings of the first high-quality study looking at exercise as an intervention for health in older adults - and what they found was all good.
"Engaging in regular physical activity may, therefore, be one of our best 'life-enhancing medicines' and should be used extensively" the study states.
Higher intensity exercise was found to be more beneficial than moderate-intensity exercise, following a twice a week program, at home or in a class setting. Being given a set program helped gain more motivation and compliance from participants.
Motivated? Get in to see our Sports and Exercise physios to get an individualized program for yourself, either to do in one of our many classes or to do from home.
You can read more about the exercise in older adults study in the British Medical Journal blog link by clicking. here.
Women’s health week was last month and we want to remind you about just some of the things we work with at Physiologix, that so often women out there just think they have to live with.
1. Weak Pelvic Floor - this can be at any age. Poor pelvic floor has been shown in teenage athletes......and it is an issue that becomes more common as we move through the different stages of life. Our physios use ultrasound imaging which is put onto the lower part of the tummy and angled down so that we are able to see the base of the pelvic floor. We can then assess what happens when you do a pelvic floor contraction - does your pelvic floor lift as it should or does something else occur. This can help guide how we can then progress to help you. It is also a brilliant reassessment tool, to see how you may have improved over time.
2. Pregnancy - having literally just had my second child, I know first hand how much preparing your body in pregnancy, and then making sure you get into the right exercises after birth, is vital to help support your body both at the time of pregnancy and birth, but also for the long term future. This is something I am hugely passionate about. Younger women assume things will work out ok.....they don’t prioritise this small but essential part of their future wellbeing. Our physios will assess any issues, specific exercises will be set, and we have the most incredible pilates program for those that are able to commit a little more time. No matter what your situation, how much time you have, and what constraints life is throwing at you, we can tailor something specifically for your needs.
3. Healthy aging - as we age, and especially as we travel through and into post-menopause, there are so many changes that our bodies have to endure. And there is so much you can do to help age well. No matter if you want to continue as you are and work on prevention, or you have never done a thing and think it is time to start we can help. Don't leave it too late. Osteoporosis, balance and falls prevention, maintaining muscle mass - these are all things you can work on with hugely effective results. You can work through an individually designed program, specific to your needs, in our small pilates equipment classes in the beautiful Physiologix private rehab area. Or we can design a program that you can take with you to the gym, or do from home.
So ladies, spread the word about women’s health awareness, and that means, girls its time to think about yourselves, your health, and your future. At Physiologix we look forward to helping support you, no matter what your journey.
· Increase your muscle strength and tone ( particularly of your abdominal, lower back, shoulders, hips and buttock muscles)
· Improve your flexibility?
· Prevent injuries related to muscle imbalance?
· Improve your posture?
· Improve your bone density and balance?
Then equipment pilates is for you. Physiologix is now offering Pilates for Strength and Fitness. With Pilates no longer available through Private Health Cover, Physiologix is delighted to be able to offer Small Pilates Equipment Fitness Classes run by extremely experienced and highly qualified pilates instructors.
Use state of the art pilates reformers and feel your body work in these great classes, ideal for improving all over body fitness and strength, with a particular focus on the core. No matter your age, ability, or level of fitness, our instructors will design a program, unique for you, specifically for your individual needs.
Our classes have a maximum of 4 people, each person with their own reformer, but with a range of other equipment that you can use. Run in a large
private gym space, there is ample room, ensuring covid safe spacing can always be ensured.
Check out Lex, one of our many star clients. Lex is 72 years young and has been a dedicated client for the past 5 years. Committed to his practice of Pilates general strength and conditioning to keep his body as agile as his mind.
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