Aches and Pains

Posted: 7/6/2018 6:00 AM

Getting up off the floor for older people is a key part of independence ensuring that they can properly clean their homes, play with young grandchildren and get up if they fall.

Posted: 5/18/2018 7:00 AM

so many of our 50+ clients have injured their shoulders in the past and have limited mobility in their shoulders and often have pain.

Posted: 5/11/2018 8:53 AM

The average person spends about four hours  on their feet and takes between 8, 000 to 10,000 steps a day. Moreover, the  mechanics of how the feet work during activity is different for each  individual

Posted: 5/4/2018 7:36 AM

If you live independently, it is important to practice getting up and down from the floor.

Posted: 4/20/2018 8:38 AM
Recommended exercises for Knees.
Posted: 4/13/2018 7:00 AM

Arthritis, non-diagnosed discomfort, and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and meniscus injuries. These types of injuries require a visit to a doctor and physiotherapist for treatment and recovery exercises.

Posted: 9/15/2017 3:24 AM
This blog is the last of a 4-week blog series all about exercise and back pain. It is important to read through the first 3 blogs and take some time to think about what movements and activities that you do every day that are triggering your back pain and create new habits that put less strain on your back. It is important that you develop a strong core (without hurting your back trying to do it) to properly support your back especially when doing activities that could irritate your back such as
Posted: 9/8/2017 3:25 AM
Spinal hygiene is simply caring for your spine with the same diligence that you care for your teeth. We stand and sit in positions every day that cause further harm to our spines and will make it difficult for your chronic pain to improve if they are not corrected. One way to think about it is that you start the day with X number of back health credits- what can you do during your day to keep your credits? These postures and exercises are from chapter 8 in Dr Stuart McGill’s book “back mechanic”
Posted: 9/1/2017 3:20 AM
Back pain can be complicated and it takes time to properly understand what is causing the pain and how best to treat it. The first step for easing chronic back pain isn't to stretch or see treatment it is to understand what is causing the back pain. The analogy that Kevin Darby from DTS fitness education used during a recent course was hitting your thumb with a hammer and wondering why your thumb was hurting. Until you carefully review your day to day movements and understand what is t
Posted: 8/25/2017 3:24 AM
Last Thursday August 17th I attended a course with Kevin Darby from DTS fitness education about exercise and back pain. It was a fantastic course which had lots of practical advice and assessment tools for people who suffer from back pain.
Posted: 11/18/2016 5:56 AM
Shoulder pain is one of the most common pain points for older adults. It can be caused for a number of reasons such as frozen shoulder, rotator cuffs tears arthritis. The shoulder is a complicated ball and socket joint, persistent pain should be assessed by your physiotherapist. Keeping the shoulders moving in a pain free range of motion is important. Try these exercises to help keep your shoulders lubricated and moving.
Posted: 11/11/2016 2:51 AM
This is the third of a four weeks series focusing on common aches and pains that our clients have.  Neck stiffness can make it difficult to do everyday things like checking your blind spot while driving, link to poor posture and can lead to headaches. The neck is where I carry my stress and here is what I have found has helped: