Physiotherapy

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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Read this blog to know the problem you might have if you’re a runner – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Read this blog to know the problem you might have if you’re a runner We’ve all heard how good running can be for you. Running helps to lose weight, prevent disease, lower stress, strengthen joints, manage blood pressure… the list goes on and on. But there’s a suprising problem you may be experiencing if you’re a long distance runner. It’s called leaky gut. I know, it sounds gross, but if you’re a runner then it’s something to keep in mind. How…

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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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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) frequently occurs in runners who have increased their training load, particularly when this involves an increase in hill running and undertaking prolonged speed work. What are the symptoms of PHT? Deep pain over the sitting bone in the buttock Occasional referral of pain down the back of the leg Pain is worse in the morning upon waking and improves as the day progresses…

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The many myths of back pain – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The many myths of back pain As with anything so common, myths have developed over time about what causes it and how best to deal with it.It’s understandable why these misconceptions arise. Indeed, some would have been the accepted belief in healthcare circles before new evidence emerged to give us fresh insights.It’s understandable why these misconceptions arise. Indeed, some would have been the accepted belief in healthcare circles before new evidence emerged to give us fresh insights.So healthcare professionals have…

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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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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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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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Physiotherapy For Autistic Children – Triangle Physiotherapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Physiotherapy For Autistic Children – Triangle Physiotherapy What is Autism? Autism is a developmental condition, present from early childhood, that is characterized by a great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. It is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). People with ASD have delays and limitations in many areas. They may have low muscle tone, or have a tough time with coordinated muscle movement with activities like running, kicking,…

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Physiotherapy For Cycling Injuries – goPhysio Blog – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Physiotherapy For Cycling Injuries – goPhysio Blog The 8th – 16th June 2019 sees in Bike Week, which aims to inspire more people to take to 2 wheels. Cycling is a wonderful way to exercise, whatever your level or age. It’s great for cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and has a host of health benefits. It’s a safe form of exercise and is often a great way to start fit if you need to maintain your fitness with a lower impact…

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Should I Have Surgery For My Shoulder Impingement? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Should I Have Surgery For My Shoulder Impingement? Arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery (ASAD) is a surgery performed for patients with subacromial shoulder pain, or “shoulder impingement”, which accounts for up to 70% of all shoulder pain problems. The first ASAD was performed in 1972, and it is now one of the most common surgical procedures in orthopaedics. The rationale behind the procedure is that the pain is caused by excessive compression of the rotator cuff (shoulder muscles) and its bursa…

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Kevin Durant & the “Calf Strain” Gone Wrong! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Kevin Durant & the “Calf Strain” Gone Wrong! Kevin Durant, Durantula, easymoneysniper, whatever you want to call him is a superstar basketball player and is regarded by many as the second best basketball player in the world. Unless you have been living under a rock in Toronto, you should know his name and the impact of his eventual return to the NBA Finals.  Moreover, if you’re a therapist like me, you may feel disgusted about the mismanagement of his return…

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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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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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