Arthritis: Mobilise your Joints. #2

Arthritis: Mobilise your Joints. #2

Mobilising your joints Most older adults have some degree of osteoarthritis or cartilage degeneration in their joints – notably wrists, fingers, knees, hips and spine. When you are feeling sore and stiff it is very tempting to keep painful joints in the one position...
Exercise and Arthritis. #1

Exercise and Arthritis. #1

Should I exercise if I have arthritis? 650,000 kiwis have arthritis. It’s a leading causes of disability. Arthritis has over 100 different forms but the most common by far is osteoarthritis (OA). OA manifests itself as having stiff and painful joints that restrict...
Bilateral Asymmetrical Movement Patterns

Bilateral Asymmetrical Movement Patterns

Wow, what does that mouthful mean? You will be aware that the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body and vice versa. When you make a movement that is not symmetrical i.e. one movement on one side and something completely different on the other,...
‘Glutes’ and the Disappearing Derriere!

‘Glutes’ and the Disappearing Derriere!

No it is not your imagination! Do you feel your rear end has been shrinking and sliding around to the front of your torso in recent years? It’s all about ‘Glutes’! The muscles you sit on are called glutes. There are three of them; gluteus , medius,...
Being ‘perturbed’ is a GOOD thing!

Being ‘perturbed’ is a GOOD thing!

Being ‘perturbed’ is usually pretty uncomfortable! You’ll feel unsure what to do next and worried about outcomes. But if you are a physiotherapist, it all changes. Perturbation is the term used by physiotherapists to describe the state when you are...
‘LiveStronger’ for Strength and Balance.

‘LiveStronger’ for Strength and Balance.

          You KNOW you should be doing regular exercises at home ….. but, truth be told, very few of us do them. That’s why being part of a class makes sense. Not only do you get appropriate instruction  – that’s great. AND...