4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects an estimated 12.1% of the U.S. population (nearly 21 million Americans age 25 and older).  OA is one of 171 different types of arthritis.  The chance of developing osteoarthritis increases with age.  Most people over age 60 experience OA to some degree. Arthritis is a commonly used term that can have multiple meanings depending on the person.  In general, arthritis means inflammation…

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Podcast 89 // Q&A, Age, dealing with injury and handstands – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Podcast 89 // Q&A, Age, dealing with injury and handstands Back to the original form of the podcast, answering your questions (some live the podcast as we we’re also on IG Live as we recorded it). We also delve a little deeper into the three topics of; how old is too old for calisthenics, dealing with injury and help for your handstand progress. We love the chance to make a deeper connection with all of you out there and give…

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Link between sporting knee injuries and total knee replacements – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Link between sporting knee injuries and total knee replacements Currently there is a well-established association between knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis (1). Although knee osteoarthritis and knee replacements are not the same thing – the two are heavily linked. For more information, have a read of my previous “Knee Osteoarthritis” blog which you can find HERE>>>. From this concept, it can be argued that if you were to have a knee injury, or multiple knee injuries –…

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Designing a Quality Life to Help You Age Well – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Designing a Quality Life to Help You Age Well Share | Tweet | Share | print | email We all come from different backgrounds and have different health histories.  The key to living the life you want is accepting where your body is at right now.  Some of us have worked hard and exercised (maybe to an extreme) most of our lives.  Others have been too sedentary for too long and desire to get back to a pain-free and in…

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Nutrition for recovery of endurance activity – Running Fitness Article

During post exercise recovery, optimal nutritional intake is important to replenish endogenous substrate stores and to facilitate muscle-damage repair. (1) With muscle glycogen contributing more than 50% of total energy requirements during prolonged moderate to high-intensity exercise, post exercise carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion will determine how quickly muscle glycogen is restored and therefore how quickly the athlete recovers. For athletes backing up multiple training sessions on the same day or competitions on successive days, muscle glycogen stores need to be replenished…

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Suffering from Shin splints (pain)? Here’s how to get relief quickly – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Suffering from Shin splints (pain)? Here’s how to get relief quickly Let’s say you recently planned to start running to keep a tab on your weight. You are cruising along fine when suddenly you get this excruciating pain in your shin area. It’s debilitating and you cannot even walk let alone run. Chances are you are suffering from Shin splints!What is a Shin Splint?Shin splint or shin pain is caused when one takes up a strenuous activity suddenly from little…

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Rehab Pilates: Your Best Option For Injury Rehabilitation – Pilates Fitness Article

Rehab Pilates: Your Best Option For Injury Rehabilitation Pilates is a popular exercise program across the world. It features a broad range of low impact and light resistance strengthening exercises. Pilates isn’t just the actions described above. Did you know that rehab pilates is a thing? If you’re suffering from an injury or recovering from a surgery, pilates is great for rehabilitation. Injuries Rehab Pilates Aims to Fix So many Singaporeans have jobs where they are bound to a desk,…

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Recurrent Low back Pain | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Recurrent Low back Pain | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD We’ve all heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”, a metaphor to highlight the health risks of sitting still for long periods. Although the health risks are not quite the same, sitting for long periods has been highlighted as a risk factor for re-injuring your back. A new ground breaking study, based on the Sydney population investigated how likely you are to get low back…

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Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management Depression is becoming more widely and acceptably spoken about, and while there is still lots we need to research to further understand the complexity of depression, there is an increasing understanding of the role exercise plays in its management. With over 100 studies conducted on the role of exercise in the management of depression there is an increasing awareness of the crossover of physiotherapy as an adjunct to managing the exercise…

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