Advanced spinal movement with abdominal control #clinicalpilates #reformer #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less
Clinical pilates will strengthen your upper body, abdominals, obliques and gluts. #clinicalpilates #physiotherapy #corestrength #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less
Strong abdominal control demonstrated by our Physio and Clinical Pilates instructor Sarah 💪#clinicalpilates #physiotherapy #abbotsford #corestrength ... See MoreSee Less
Pilates Props used to tailor your program for all fitness levels and ages. #clinicalpilates #weights #magiccircle #spikeyball #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less
Our boutique light filled studio inside Yarra Medical Abbotsford 😍🌟 #clinicalpilates #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less
This month we are featured in Yarra Medical's newsletter @yarramedical #physiotherapy #clinicalpilates #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less
How does Clinical Pilates differ from Generic Studio Pilates?
Generic Studio Pilates sessions are often run in large groups, usually seen in gyms and studios, and offer one program that is supposedly “fit for all”.
Clinical Pilates sessions are instructed by highly qualified health professionals with post-graduate qualifications who base their program on strong evidence on managing injuries. Programs are tailored for individuals and group sizes are much smaller.
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One of the benefits of clinical pilates is posture correction. Our physiotherapists will assess your spine through strength and movement testing to develop a program to improve posture strength and endurance. #clinical pilates #pilates #strength #control #endurance #posture #physiotherapy #abbotsford #richmond #movephysio ... See MoreSee Less
Exercise and mental health
Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health but also your mental health.
It can reduce the risk of illnesses like heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's.
Exercise makes you feel good because it releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood.
Exercise also helps improves your sleep, which is important in many different ways.
Exercise pumps blood to the brain, which should make you think more clearly.
It increases the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.
It also increases the connections between the nerve cells in the brain. This improves your memory and helps protect your brain against injury and disease.
How much exercise do you need?
Australian Government guidelines recommend adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate to intensive physical activity on most or all days of the week.
Practising mindfulness while doing exercise also reduces your stress and improves your mental health.
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POSTURAL CHANGES DURING PREGNANCY
Aside from the obvious growing bump, your body will go through huge changes during pregnancy. These changes can often cause great discomfort throughout the nine months and even afterwards.
A common thing to see in pregnancy is hunched shoulders. This will weaken the muscles behind and in-between the shoulder blades and cause the head to protrude which can easily lead to tension headaches from restricted blood flow to the brain.
The increasing size and weight of the baby will cause an exaggerated forward pelvic tilt. This is the cause of the lower back pain that many women suffer from during pregnancy.
The forward hip/pelvic tilt will cause a weakening in the hips, glutes. Watch your posture closely during exercises keeping your chest up, shoulders back and down, and the pelvis in a neutral position.
As you can see, even one small change in the body can have a huge effect on posture, so by addressing this early on, and working on creating the perfect balance throughout your pregnancy, a lot of pain and discomfort can be avoided.
Our physiotherapists can conduct a full prenatal assessment and provide safe and effective advice and management for your pregnancy.
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Invest in physiotherapy.
Studies show that: * work absences can be reduced by an average of five days when people receive advice on low back pain from physiotherapists * knee joint pain and health care costs can be reduced by a physio-led rehab programme, which includes targeted exercise * stretching and strengthening hand exercises can improve function for people with rheumatoid arthritis
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Do you have pain? Have a reoccurring injury? Need training advice? We welcome people of all ages and fitness levels. Book your appointment today
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Three Steps to Preventing Sports Injuries
1. Adjust goals as your fitness improves
2. Warm up and cool down
3. Listen to your body
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Invest in a Foam Roller! 👟💪🏃
Benefits: ● Increase blood flow to your muscles
● Relieves muscle tension ● Increases the range of motion of your joints and spine ● Decreases recovery time ● Improves posture
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Meet our amazing physiotherapist Sarah Kamino 🌟
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Sarah completed a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. During this time she also competed at the World level in the sport of synchronized figure skating, where she gained first-hand physiotherapy experience whilst rehabilitating from various injuries, inspiring her to pursue a career in healthcare.
Sarah then completed a diploma in massage therapy and worked as a myotherapist in Calgary, Canada for five years, focusing on back, neck and postural dysfunctions as well as sports injuries. She then made the big move across the world to Melbourne where she completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Sarah has extensive training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She enjoys using Pilates to treat:
✔Hip and knee pain
✔Pre natal and Post natal care
Sarah enjoys all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and focuses on a preventative approach to injury management by identifying the contributing factors to injury development and addressing them through manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. She is highly motivated to work together with clients to reach their healthcare goals.
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear.
Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments.
If you have injured your anterior cruciate ligament, you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee. This will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your injury and your activity level.
The anterior cruciate ligament can be injured in several ways:
Changing direction rapidly
Slowing down while running
Landing from a jump incorrectly
Direct contact or collision, such as a football tackle
Whether your treatment involves surgery or not, rehabilitation plays a vital role in getting you back to your daily activities. A comprehensive rehabilitation program guided by a physiotherapist will help you regain knee strength and motion.
If you have surgery, physiotherapy focuses on returning motion to the joint and surrounding muscles. This is followed by a strengthening program designed to protect the new ligament. This strengthening gradually increases the stress across the ligament. The final phase of rehabilitation is aimed at a functional return tailored for the athlete's sport.
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One common question that we get from patients is: Should I be applying heat or ice to my injury? Although the research in this area can be contradictory, here are some good rules of thumb to follow:
We often apply ice when the injury is acute. Commonly, the time frame for an acute injury is 0-5 days. Examples of acute injury: sprained ankle, pulled muscle, sudden onset back pain, acute inflammation of a tendon (tendinitis), and surgeries like a knee replacement.
These injuries will often present with:
Discolouration (such as redness)
Why use ice?
Decrease blood flow (reduced swelling)
Decrease metabolic rate (reduced swelling)
We often recommend applying heat to chronic conditions. Often times the main complaint with a chronic condition is stiffness and loss of range of motion. Examples of chronic conditions are re-occurring injuries, chronic inflammation of a tendon, tight muscles, arthritis and stiff joints (like stiff backs). Chronic injuries often times don’t have objective swelling and are not warm to touch or red.
Why use heat?
Increases blood flow to the area of injury (aids healing)
Relaxation of muscles
Increase elasticity of connective tissues
Increases metabolic rate, thus aids in healing
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The synergy between physiotherapy and engineering, working towards restoring, maintaining and strengthening (#physiotherapy) a complex operating machine, i.e. the human body (#engineering) ow.ly/m0XN30k61up ... See MoreSee Less
We love hearing physiotherapists give out good advice, especially when it's about the importance of exercise, strength and wellness in preventing falls among aged care residents.
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The benefits of #exercise keep adding up: buff.ly/2rs2jQ6
'World-first' call for exercise to be prescribed to all Australian cancer patients
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) has prepared the Exercise in Cancer Care paper, which states doctors should prescribe particular exercise regimes and refer patients to exercise specialists with experience in cancer care.
"If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be demanded by patients, prescribed by every cancer specialist and subsidised by government." - Associate Professor Prue Cormie ... See MoreSee Less