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A Simple Balance Test

exercise Jul 28, 2022

As we get older, our physical function gradually declines, especially when left unattended. We often engage less in physical activity that leads to a reduction in our strength, aerobic fitness and balance. Consequently, we put ourselves at a greater risk of various diseases due to a decline in overall health.

 

But what can we use to measure our health and in turn predict our mortality?

We know that BMI, aerobic fitness, and blood pressure give us a good idea of...

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Dual tasking

exercise Jun 20, 2022

Not good at dual tasking? Stop EVERYTHING you’re doing and read this article! 

What is dual tasking?

One’s ability to divide their attention between two or more concurrent tasks is an important aspect of function during activities of daily living. This ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously is also known as dual tasking. 

Dual tasking in the context of balance training involves the ability to maintain ones balance in standing or walking...

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Protein Intake for Older Adults

protein Apr 13, 2022

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

covid Apr 07, 2022

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 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

osteoarthritis Mar 14, 2022

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

osteoarthritis Dec 20, 2021

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

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 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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