‘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 it also gives you...
Gait Speed and Grip Strength: Do they matter?

Gait Speed and Grip Strength: Do they matter?

Older adults who walk quickly (faster gait) have a better life expectancy. Did you know that? Probably it is no surprise to find out that faster walkers will live longer than those who walk slowly. BUT Did you know that grip strength is also a good predictor of...
Is being ‘Mindful’ a Fad?

Is being ‘Mindful’ a Fad?

Remember when meditation was viewed with mild suspicion? Slightly ‘left of centre’? And for hippy types from the 60s? All that has changed.   Research now confirms what wisdom traditions have known all along: Meditation is good for your brain, body and emotional...
Osteoporosis – the Silent Disease

Osteoporosis – the Silent Disease

Did you know? After the age of 50 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men in NZ will suffer a fracture? These alarming statistics are due to the nature of osteoporotic bones that quite literally become brittle and fracture very easily sometimes following a seemingly minor...