Physiotherapy and taping: what is the point?
Exercise with the Common Cold
As Physiotherapists we use taping to help with pain, injury and injury prevention in many ways.
There are several types of tape; from the coloured, stretchy Kinesio-Tape to the brown rigid sports tape -they are used for different reasons. Here are a couple of things you may not have considered previously.
When can I return to running or high impact activity after I’ve had a baby?
So many of my patients over the last few weeks have been unable to attend their exercise sessions due to colds and flu. It can get confusing to know when you should exercise and when it is best to let your body rest and recover.
Exercise and Breast Cancer
This is most common question asked by women I see while pregnant and also after having their baby. There is a lot of focus about returning to exercise post baby.
Here comes the COLD! How to stay motivated in Winter
If you have a recent diagnosis, are in the middle of treatment, have been diagnosed with metastatic cancer or are in remission – a program can be designed to help manage your symptoms and provide you with the best quality of life.
Just had a bub? What is "normal" for your body after pregnancy and birth- with Women's Health Specialist Physiotherapist Christina Machray
With cold wintery weather fast approaching, it is easy to slip into bad habits of missing your regular exercise. The Australian guidelines for exercises are currently 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes, 5 times per week. We should also include 2 days of strength training – like Pilates. Despite the cold weather, the guidelines don’t change.
Can I still claim under my Private Health Fund for Clinical Pilates and exercise sessions at Embody Movement?
Knowing what is normal and what is not normal in your post natal recovery is important. Here at Embody Movement we can help guide you through this process.
Should I get a cortisone injection for my pain?
With the Natural Therapies Private Health Reforms taking place from April 1st 2019, many of our clients and members of the public have been confused as to whether they will be covered under their Private Health for our group therapies (including Clinical Pilates).
Why are my muscles still tight when I stretch regularly?
Questions regarding cortisone are very common within our practice, as often patients have already been advised to get an injection by a radiologist or doctor when they have had an injury investigated prior to attending Physiotherapy for management.
Understanding what corticosteroid injections actually are, and the effect on the body, is important in minimising risk and wasting time and money on treatment that may not be appropriate for your particular issue.
Can exercise help to avoid surgery?
I often hear people say that no matter how much they stretch, it never seems to make much difference to how tight the muscle feels.
There are several reasons that this may be occurring, but did you know that one reason may be because the muscle is actually weak?
Pilates can help just about anyone to become stronger
When an injury occurs - your amazing body can heal itself. It is designed to protect itself (PAIN!!) so that it can heal. If we take the time to pace ourselves and listen to our bodies, have the rest or the movement it requires to improve – we can recover from just about any injury. Sometimes it does need a little help to be told what it should avoid, what it should slow down on, but movement almost always helps pain levels settle down.
Ice or heat: Which is the best initial treatment for a muscle strain?
Many people come to us with a history of injuries or illness that has resulting in poor fitness and a sense of weakness. The good news is that Pilates can help.
Which Pilates class is right for me?
Whether to apply heat or cold is a common question that we are asked at Embody Movement. We explore when to use each treatment.
Embody Movement offers a range of different class types catering for beginners to more advanced participants. There is a class to suit every body.