Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel – Pilates Fitness Article

Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel 15 Jul Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel Posted at 15:55h in Uncategorised by Annette Beauchamp The Good, The Bad, and The (aaaah) So Yummy   This is my lovely Mum enjoying her coffee. I talk to people about the effects of caffeine on the bladder and bowel –some effects are helpful, some are not.   I am asked about other effects of caffeine. I have completed a search of the pubmed/medline, and read major…

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Dizzy? Physio could be your simple solution – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Dizzy? Physio could be your simple solution If you’ve ever experienced dizziness, you know how awful it can be. It can have an impact on everything you do and become very distressing, frustrating and limiting. There can be many reasons why you might experience dizziness and nausea. Some of these may be medical and need medication, specialist tests and interventions. However, there is a particularly common cause of dizziness that is very easily treated with physiotherapy. That condition is benign…

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Osteoporosis Vs. Osteopenia | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Osteoporosis Vs. Osteopenia | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Osteopenia is a condition where your bones are weaker than normal healthy bones. It is the medical term used to describe low bone density. When someone has low bone density they are at a higher risk of breaking their bones than people with normal bone density. Osteoporosis Australia predicts around 6.3 million Australians are affected by Osteopenia. Osteopenia is the precursor to Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis has lower bone…

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Breastfeeding and sleeping hormones – She Physio & Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Breastfeeding and sleeping hormones – She Physio & Pilates 23 Aug Breastfeeding and sleeping hormones Posted at 08:49h in Uncategorised by Annette Beauchamp Mums are aware of the changes in their breast milk across the day. Breast milk is produced in greater volumes in the morning, and looks thicker and creamier at the end of the day.   what is melatonin In adults, melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin, tryptophan and other chemicals, increase from…

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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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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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City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? In the previous blog on City2Surf post race recovery, we discussed the importance of preparing yourself as a form of prevention of DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  DOMS is a pain response when the muscle tissue is exposed to an exercise intensity that it is unaccustomed to. In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of preparing your body for the increased exercise load. In the…

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Meet Your Team, Hello Roz! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Meet Your Team, Hello Roz! As our team has grown over the last year or so, we thought it would be a great time to introduce you to the team that we have to help you, re-introducing the more familiar faces and welcoming the new ones! Today we meet Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor, Roz. What are your clinical qualifications? I studied a BSc Sports Science initially at Loughborough University, graduating in 1993 before going on to study Physiotherapy at Birmingham…

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Meet Your Team – Hello Chris! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Meet Your Team – Hello Chris! As our team has grown over the last year or so, we thought it would be a great time to introduce you to the team that we have to help you, re-introducing the more familiar faces and welcoming the new ones! Today we meet Physiotherapist, Chris. What are your clinical qualifications? I graduated from Coventry University with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2008. What areas have you previously worked in? I have worked in a…

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The role of compression for recovery from endurance activity – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The role of compression for recovery from endurance activity What happens to the muscle following exercise: Strenuous or unaccustomed exercise damages muscle cell structures and impairs muscle function (1). Significantly more damage occurs during eccentric muscle contractions. This is because fewer motor units are recruited and a smaller cross section of muscle is activated to handle the same load as in a concentric contraction. Damage to muscle fibers results in an inflammatory response causing a transfer of fluid to the…

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Is It Time To Serve Up Some Wimbledon-inspired Aces? – Pilates Fitness Article

Is It Time To Serve Up Some Wimbledon-inspired Aces? Are you a Wimbledon Wannabe? Wimbledon is one of those tournaments that inspire the masses to dust down their rackets and to get out for a casual game of tennis with friends or family. This can often turn into a competitive affair if you are anything like me trying to gain victory over my other half. Tennis-related injuries are notorious in Physiotherapy clinics during this period due to the lack of conditioning…

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