You may have have seen Michelle Bridges' post-natal exercise scrutinised in the media recently. Lyz Evans of Women in Focus Physiotherapy provides her guidance for new mums. Fitness Australia also have guidelines for pre- and post- natal exercise, see their website for more. Post-natal or pre-natal? Try our Matwork Pilates or Pin-Point Pilates classes.
Sit-ups are an abdominal exercise often mistaken to be reflective of having good core strength. The US Navy is reviewing their presence in fitness testing protocol because of the loading on the the lower back. The presence of a six-pack and the performance of sit-ups and other more generalised 'global' abdominal exercises such as the [...]
Initial research in the late 1990's at the University of South Australia was of great interest to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and revealed alarming figures regarding the weight that children were expected to carry in their backpack. The APA then asked Spartan to develop a bag that limited the load that a child could [...]
https://youtu.be/5bGGcq3ApPk Riding and walking to school – avoiding injuries and pain from school bags Children walking or riding to school need to have the correct school bag to avoid injury, as about 70 per cent of Australian school children may suffer back pain from school bags . To avoid back, neck and shoulder pain, [...]
Almost all young Australians , including pre-schoolers, are not as physically active as they should be with 9 out of 10 young Australians sitting too much and not moving enough, according to the recommended Australian guidelines . A change towards sedentary lifestyles has happened for many people in many developed countries, including Australia [Australian Institute [...]
It’s January and just the beginning – February will come quickly and we will be right in the middle of the "danger zone" where most of us will start wavering on our New Year’s resolutions, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapist, Aidan Rich. “Losing weight or getting fit are popular New Year’s resolutions – [...]
Source: APA website news February 9th 2016 Treating mastitis with antibiotics is often not required, leading women’s health physiotherapist, Melinda Cooper, said today. Antibiotics are designed to treat infection, however new mothers can have the symptoms of mastitis - including fever, swelling and pain – and have no infection, so antibiotics are not always required, [...]