We have a diverse group of health professionals at Exercise for Rehabilitation & Health which is what we like, as we can bring unique perspectives to improve the health of our patients.
From mental health, to sports specific screening, to the latest research in exercise for Cancer our goal in this section is to give our readers an overview of not just research in various areas of health and rehabilitation but to offer our opinion from years of experience in working in these areas.
This catalogue will to continue to grow over time, so ensure that you check back regularly to see what's new, and if there is something that you would like us to write about please contact Nicole as she'd love to hear to from you.
For me the squat is one of the best exercises to prescribe to clients. I like to prescribe the squat to clients who are deconditioned or have lower limb weakness, atrophy (loss of muscle tone) or loss of range of movement. The squat is a compound movement which means it involves multiple joints including the hip, knee and ankle.
Here in the practice, we’re all about empowering everyone that comes through the door to achieve greatness! This week in particular, we are recognising Women’s Health Week and opening up discussion around some of the things we tend to not spend enough time on. As part of our daily lives, we can tend to push concerns about our mental and physical health to the side in order to be mothers, carers, businesswomen, friends and working women. So, consider some of the following over the next week and decide on how you can best help yourself and the people around you.
When we asked our patients and social media community what they felt were the biggest exercise trends of 2018, they came back with HIIT (high intensity interval training) as well as CrossFit. Having seen a number of recent ‘CrossFitters’ in the clinic, we decided to do some investigating into this fitness craze.
A big part of setting future goals is to take a moment, look in our own rear view mirror and reflect on our progress to date. In this month’s blog, we are going focus on some user friendly ways to measure your progress towards your goals and revisit the idea of SMART goal setting to help you keep on track.
*as seen in Membership Matters, June 2015 edition (published by Diabetes Australia Victoria)*
The burning Question - How hard should I be aiming to exercise to achieve the greatest health benefits - as seen in Membership Matters, March 2015 edition (published by Diabetes Victoria) author Nicole French.
Let's focus on an water exercise! It is a great exercise modality that tends to be very popular as we begin to approach the hottest time of the year. If you haven’t tried water exercise before, you don’t know what you’re missing. Water exercise has been demonstrated to have a number of benefits which include both physical and psychological. It also is a great alternative if land based exercise increases your pain.
At age 29, Kahi Puru was crushed in a forklift accident at work. His left leg was amputated at the hip and doctors feared that he would not survive the accident. But, believing in the power of positive thought, Kahi defied the odds and went on to become a world-class athlete