Overuse – Shoulder Tendinopathies

Have a sore shoulder that has been bugging you for weeks, months or even years? Does it hurt to raise above your head, or do you wake up to being incredibly stiff? You may have rotator cuff tendon problems (tendinopathy). Chronic shoulder pain is not only a daily hassle but can eventually stop you doing the things that you love such as playing sport, picking up the grandkids or participating in gym classes with your […]

Squats – my favourite exercise.

Squats are one of the most functional exercises we could ever perform, this is why they are my favourite exercise to prescribe. They help strengthen some of our most important muscles like our quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings and calves. We need these muscles to be strong to complete normal activities like walking, going up stairs, bending to pick things up or getting out of a chair. If you do not have the strength to squat you […]

Exercise of the Week

Sit and Stands Exercise Stand in front of a step or platform and sit down, placing your hands next to the hips. Lean back as you extend the legs out in front of you. Bring the feet back in and stand up, using your hands to help you up if needed. Add intensity by taking the hands away and/or adding a jump at the end of the movement. Repeat for 40 seconds and rest for […]

Yoga for Heart Health?

More than a few patients have told me they do not like exercise. (Gulp.) Three well-known facts make this tough to hear: exercise is essential for heart health; heart disease is the number one killer of men and women; and heart disease is largely avoidable. For many people, the word “exercise” conjures up unpleasant images of stomping madly on a mechanical contraption, or racing numbly around a track, or turning breathless laps in a pool. But does […]

Tips for Power Walking

Every hour you spend walking may add 2 hours to your life, research suggests. Brisk walking can help trim your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. To reap the benefits of walking and stay injury-free, try these tips. Wear comfy, well-fitting shoes. They should be lightweight and breathable. Look for thick cushioning in the heel, good support, and flexibility. Replace them after 3 to 6 months. Start with a warm-up. Stroll at a comfortable pace for […]

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