5 Easy Stretches to a healthier knee
5 Easy Stretches to a healthier knee
October19, 2020

Stretch your way to a healthier knee! Why stretch? Stretching can sometimes be missed or undervalued in exercise programs. While there is some conflicting evidence around stretching, there is a time and place where stretching, specifically static stretching, is necessary and can help to prevent pain such as knee pain. How does stretching work? There are many causes of knee pain, and short tight muscles can be one of them. When there is pain or...

The Less You Sleep, The More You EAT
The Less You Sleep, The More You EAT
December5, 2018

Threading on from where we left off, we talked about sleep hygiene, and a recent study by Lundahl and Nelson has found that there is some co-relation between sleep and appetite and hence weight gain. Food intake is driven by homeostatic, behaviourial, biological, emotional, cognitive and environmental factors. Though diet is important to consider in the treatment for chronic health disorders associated with food intake, a closer look should be given to how sleep affects...

6 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
6 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
December5, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to insert more opportunities for exercises during your daily busy working life? We have some tips for you to take a break from sitting down and get your booty moving. Grab any opportunity to speak to your colleague face to face rather than sending an email to them. If your work place permits, ask for an adjustable table that goes up and down. Park your car further away from your...

THE CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM
THE CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM
December19, 2018

Maxvale Physiotherapy has a Cancer exercise specialist onboard. The program," Life Now "Staying well during and after cancer" is the most advanced cancer exercise program in Australia. This is an evidence based research program which has demonstrated improved survival rates of 48% for Breast Cancer and 64% for Prostrate Cancer. In addition those who attend the cancer exercise sessions can witness increased energy levels by up to 80% either during or after cancer treatments. Evidence...

Aquatic Physiotherapy a.k.a Hydrotherapy- What can it do for me?
Aquatic Physiotherapy a.k.a Hydrotherapy- What can it do for me?
June15, 2015

Aquatherapy (Water-based exercise therapy) has been around for centuries and it is an excellent form of therapy for you to recover from an injury and to get fitter. Exercise is preventative medical maintenance that can begin paying off immediately. Aquatherapy utilises the principles of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics to create challenges that promote health through exercising in water. Hydrotherapy is usually conducted in water of temperature 35°C-37°C. The benefits of aquatic exercise are thought to result...