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Protein Intake for Older Adults

What do bodybuilders and older adults have in common? 

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You’re waiting for the punchline…but the answer is actually that they both need adequate protein intake. You have more in common with Arnie than you think!

 Protein is essential to the body for every day function. One of the major threats to independence in older adults is the loss of muscle mass, strength and function that progressively occurs with ageing (also known as sarcopenia...

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Coming Back After COVID-19

A topic unfortunately still close to our everyday lives… COVID. 

At this point in time, most people have either experienced COVID themselves or have had someone they know that has experienced COVID. But a question asked is how to get back to exercise post COVID? It may be feeling more difficult to do your regular exercise routine or get moving again after a period of isolation and illness. 

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and can cause severe...

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Ankle Sprains

ankle sprain sprain Mar 14, 2022

So you’ve just rolled your ankle and you’re wondering why your ankle is so sore, how to treat it, and perhaps how to prevent it from happening again. These are the questions that will be discussed in this article.

What is an Ankle Sprain?
The ankle joint is the connection between the bones of the lower leg (the tibia and fibula) and the uppermost bone of the foot (the talus). Like all the body’s joints, the bones are held together with rigid...

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‘Step forward’ - Exercise and Foot Osteoarthritis

A great way to start yet another article about osteoarthritis (OA) is to revisit its definition!

OA describes inflammation of a joint and its nearby structures such as the bones, ligaments, capsule and cartilage. OA can show itself in various joints, commonly the knee, hip, shoulder and hands. If it affects any of the foot joints, it is thereafter named as foot OA.

The foot have an incredible number of bones and joints that allow for complex movements and function

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Getting a Grip of Hand Osteoarthritis

As humans, our hands are incredibly important. They provide us with dexterity in a range of tasks. From the simple - bringing food to the mouth, right up to the ultra complex - painting the ceiling of the sistine chapel. Our hands also allow us to transmit force from the rest of the body to objects - whether that's a bag of mulch in the garden or a heavy barbell like 90 year old Mr Stockinger:

With so many functions, it becomes immediately obvious to anyone when...

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'Use it or Lose it!' - A look at Sarcopenia

sarcopenia Dec 20, 2021

It’s a saying that has become cliché, but it is one that provides a useful mantra for those of us getting older. Many good things accompany the ageing process - wisdom resulting from decades of life experience, less back, neck and face pain, less sweat and even increased sexual satisfaction! (1, 3, 4) But there are certainly undesirable changes too. As physiotherapists, one of the most pertinent of these changes is the loss of muscle mass that often comes...

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New Pain During Exercise

exercise pain Nov 07, 2021

Experiencing a sudden increase in pain during exercise is incredibly frustrating, especially when there’s no obvious explanation, and even more so when things have seemingly been going really well!

Over a long enough time frame, we will all likely experience an episode of unfamiliar pain. In fact, pain is a normal part of life that protects us from real or potential danger. Whilst it’s common to have pain as a result of an injury, it’s vital to...

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Let's go walk about!

exercise walking Oct 22, 2021

Walking is a great way to see the world and a wonderful way to exercise. It can be done socially, as a mode of travel and you can really get a good sweat up if you push it hard enough. As a form of aerobic exercise, walking can be great for improving cardiovascular health, brain health and can even help with improving function and symptoms with many painful conditions such as back pain and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Another great aspect about walking is...

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Light at the end of the tunnel…

Do you go through each day frustrated by pain, tingling, or numbness in your hand and wrist? Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and it’s stopping you from doing your daily tasks and meaningful activities.

This article will hopefully give you some light at the end of the tunnel… the carpal tunnel… anyway you get the idea.

 

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

As you can see in the diagram, the carpal tunnel is a...

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Sleep

exercise sleep Oct 05, 2021

When it comes to good health, there are some key pillars that everyone agrees upon:

  1. Sufficient exercise
  2. Maintaining a healthy body weight
  3. A nutritious diet

But oftentimes, even people who tick these boxes can neglect one of the most significant factors affecting our health: Sleep. 

Part of the reason for this is that sleep is often seen as a simple, passive activity to recuperate for our waking lives. However, this is not the case! Science is beginning to...

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