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Exercise as Prehabilitation

EFFECTIVENESS OF PREHABILITATION ON POST-OPERATIVE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES Prehabilitation describes an intervention which aims to optimize physical functionality prior to surgery, enabling an individual to achieve a normal level of function quicker post operatively. The current evidence suggests structured progressive exercise, in combination with patient education will reduce pain and improve function pre and post-surgery.  …

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) describes pain or discomfort through the anterior knee, specifically around and under the knee cap. Pain can be attributed to factors including, degeneration of articular cartilage, poor muscular control and weakness, patella maltracking, muscular tightness and biomechanical changes of the lower body and torso. Correcting lower limb kinematics,...

5 Physio reasons you should be doing strength training

We all know that exercise is good for us, and most of us have even heard that lifting weights is good for you too. (In fact, did you know the WHO recommendations for MINIMUM levels of physical activity for adults is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises per week PLUS 2 strengthening exercise sessions per…

How to stick to your New Year’s Exercise Resolution…

New year new you!! (Am I right?) There’s too much written about sticking to your goals, but for some reason we as humans seem in general unable to follow through on those big dreams. Now I’m no New Year’s Resolution expert, but a lot of what we do day in day out is encourage, coach...

Let’s Talk Pelvic Health…

Your Guide to Pelvic Health with Louise Millward (BSc Physiotherapy) – Pelvic Health Physiotherapist  What is Pelvic Health? Pelvic health refers to conditions that arise and present within the lumbo-pelvic region usually involving the all-important muscular system the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles in both men and women that is…

Good at finding excuses not to Exercise? Read this!

It seems these days we’re all a little bit too savvy when it comes to finding excuses not to exercise… “I’m too busy.” “My kids don’t leave me alone.” “I’m too exhausted at the end of the day.” “I’ve tried and failed too many times.” At Sportreat & TotaLife Care, we believe that exercising doesn’t…

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