The lived experience of pain and why it’s so important – Running Fitness Article

The lived experience of pain and why it’s so important While reading new research for Running Repairs Online I came across a series of studies that really struck a cord with me. What they all shared is that they highlighted people’s lived experiences of pain and how their needs were often unmet. Common themes emerged from each of these papers and I wanted to share them with you in the video below to help you ensure…

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Stop training through pain; train around it – Fitness Article

Stop training through pain; train around it By Dan Fouts  “ In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin I’d like to offer up a third certainty; you will sustain an injury at some point in your life. It might not be as serious as a torn ACL or ruptured rotator cuff, but a time will come in your future when you will wake up with sore knees and cranky elbows.…

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Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD In many activities, like dancing, yoga and gymnastics, an increase in joint mobility is considered advantageous. But for some people hypermobility comes with an increase in joint pain, fatigue, an increased risk of injury and for a small number it can be a symptom of an underlying Heritable Disorder of Connective Tissue. A joint is considered hypermobile when it moves beyond the normal range. Hypermobility can exist at just one or…

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Telehealth Services At Bend + Mend – Pilates Fitness Article

Telehealth Services At Bend + Mend In this day and age we have many more flexible working options. Working from home is one of them which seems, in theory, to be a great idea, however read more to see maybe why it’s not. There are lots of things to consider when you are working from home: – Work-station set up – Lack of incidental movement – Lack of normal social setting when you are not seeing work colleagues – Not…

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‘Working Out’ From Home | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

‘Working Out’ From Home | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD If you are one of the many people who are working from home over the next few weeks you will be experiencing a change in your normal routine and for some of you that will be forgoing your normal gym, exercise or group class. But being at home is not an excuse for being inactive, there are plenty of ways to exercise at home to maintain…

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Online Telehealth Physio + Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Online Telehealth Physio + Pilates Our doors are still open here at Bend + Mend, but if you can’t come to us, we can come to you through Telehealth, our new Physio and Pilates Online Service. This will allow you to attend your Pilates sessions or Physio Treatments during this time where many of you will be working from home. For those of you who new to Bend + Mend, or those who are unable to come into the clinic,…

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Dealing with Tight Muscles – Try These 4 Things – Fitness Article

Dealing with Tight Muscles – Try These 4 Things If you are feeling stiff, tight, and maybe even in some pain, you are probably dealing with tight muscles. Lots of people suffer some pain due to tight muscles at some point in their life, and there are a few things that could be causing it, including excessive working out, posture, or in some cases, it can be a medical condition.Dealing with Tight MusclesThere are also, however, a few ways to…

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How Good Posture Helps You Feel Great Inside & Out – Workout Fitness Article

How Good Posture Helps You Feel Great Inside & Out Are you a sloucher? Do you have a tendency to sleep on your stomach? You may find that these things heavily impact your natural posture. Throw in a desk job, a lot of sitting, and even a little bit of aging, and it’s a recipe for disaster on your body! You could already be feeling the effects without even realizing it!Posture is not fixed overnight, nor is it made worse…

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The Care And Maintenance Of Lifters – Workout Fitness Article

The Care And Maintenance Of Lifters Isn’t it just the best feeling when you find out your doctor lifts? Doctors who lift say things like, “Let’s keep you working out.” I get a fuzzy feeling when this happens. Recently, this happened when I went to a hand doctor for a sore thumb (no, really). A lifter himself, he said something else that resonated: “When something starts hurting, I know it’s just a matter of time til something else comes up.” He shrugged and…

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The Physical Performance Show: Ben Cormack, MSK Therapist, Cor-Kinetic Founder, ‘Navigating Pain’ – Running Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Ben Cormack, MSK Therapist, Cor-Kinetic Founder, ‘Navigating Pain’ In episode 195 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Ben Cormack, MSK Therapist, Cor-Kinetic Founder, ‘Navigating Pain’ in this expert edition. Ben Cormack owns and runs Cor-Kinetic. He is a musculoskeletal therapist with a clinical background in sports therapy, rehabilitation, pain science & exercise for the past 15 years. Ben specialises in a movement & exercise-based approach with a strong education component and…

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Build A Bridge…To Better Glutes And Hamstrings! – Pilates Fitness Article

Build A Bridge…To Better Glutes And Hamstrings! A commonly prescribed exercise which is used in the early stages of rehabilitation is bridging. Bridging is a functional exercise which is used to strengthen the gluteals, hamstrings and lower limb and can be easily incorporated into daily activity. There are many different types of bridges that can be prescribed depending on your area of pain or overall problem. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where you are supposed to feel the…

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Your Bad Habit: Sitting – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Your Bad Habit: Sitting There is one more thing to add to the list of things that can kill you: sitting. As you’re reading this, you’re probably sitting. Ironic, isn’t it? But you may be surprised to learn that research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle, or sitting too long every day consistently, can not only increase blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight, but it can put you at greater risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even an…

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Are You Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? – Pilates Fitness Article

Are You Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? We all know that sleep is one of the most important things to maintaining good physical and mental health, but what if you just can’t get to sleep because you are in pain and when you finally do, it just ends up waking you up. This is something I hear every day from clients, about how their injuries are stopping them from getting a good night’s rest. Surprisingly, it is incredibly common to…

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Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men A recent Randomised Control Trial (RCT) has highlighted the significance of exercise on reduction of low back pain for male long term sufferers. Exercise has long been associated with the reduction of low back pain and, combined with the mental health benefits, gives chronic back pain sufferers a greater overall quality of life. So which modalities or types of exercise were investigated in this study you ask? Pilates, of course! The trial…

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The Power of Positivity… – Running Fitness Article

The Power of Positivity… The other day I looked back at my aims for this year, it made for pretty depressing reading – as due to my hip injury I have done nothing compared with the dizzy heights of last year with its PBs and Fell Championship title.  But, in the theme of positive thinking I have put a spin on the aims here –  GVS Fell series – defend my title – ok so this didn’t happenSome of the…

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8 Foods to Control Soreness and Joint Pain – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

8 Foods to Control Soreness and Joint Pain Chronic inflammation is bad news.It’s been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer’s. It can also worsen autoimmune diseases, arthritis, food allergies, and other issues and conditions.But the good news is, we can do a lot to manage pain and disease through what we eat.Less Wheat, Less SugarYou may not be happy to hear it, but wheat and sugar are big contributors to inflammation and joint pain. They also block the absorption…

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Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help? – Pilates Fitness Article

Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help? Cardiovascular or Heart disease is Australia’s Leading cause of death, killing one Australian every 28 minutes according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018. Heart disease is when your heart muscle can’t effectively pump blood around your body. There are a wide range of reasons as to why this may be. Some factors are lifestyle related (reduced exercise, poor diet, smoking etc), however other causes can be unknown (idiopathic) or genetic. Health professionals…

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Common knee injuries in cycling, their causes and what to do about them – Running Fitness Article

Common knee injuries in cycling, their causes and what to do about them With participation in cycling on the rise, so too are the chronic injuries that can come with the sport. These are caused by training errors including rapid increases in training volume and/or increased hill training, incorrect use of gearing, incorrect bike frame size, incorrect bike saddle height or position, incorrect cleat positioning, or abnormalities of the rider(1). Anterior Knee Pain Causes of anterior knee pain include patellofemoral…

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How To Do The Chest Lift on a Mat – Workout Fitness Article

The Chest Lift is a great exercise that can be performed at home or while traveling. This exercise focuses on increasing abdominal strength and control by working the deeper layer of abdominal muscles and challenging the endurance of those muscles.  By performing the Chest Lift on a regular basis, you will improve the overall strength of your abdominal muscles which will improve low back stability, decrease back pain and improve mobility of the spine.  When clients report neck pain when…

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Healing a Sprained Ankle – Pilates In The Grove – Workout Fitness Article

Healing a Sprained Ankle – Pilates In The Grove So, you took that iffy step off a curb and now have a sprained ankle? Don’t worry, with a couple of weeks of rest, you’ll be as good as new….. That is almost never how it works out in real life. Whether the injury is so “simple” as an ankle sprain or a broken bone to a devastating injuwry requiring advanced medical intervention, it’s never that simple. Our bodies are created…

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Mobility for Low Back Pain – Workout Fitness Article

Mobility for Low Back Pain If you’ve ever found yourself suffering from some form of back pain, you are certainly not alone. In industrialized countries, there is a 60-70% incidence rate of non-specific low back pain according to the World Health Organization. For many, they may feel that their back pain resolves itself for a short while, only to return again. For others, masking the pain with medications seems like the only option. But did you know that movement might…

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Sharpen the Saw – Poppy Cross – Fitness Article

In Stephen R Covey’s self-improvement book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he lists “Sharpen the Saw” as one of the key habits. This means that to be effective, we must devote the time to renewing ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially. I know – it’s a challenge to find adequate time to ensure all spheres are moving along swimmingly  – yet Stephen stresses continuous renewal allows us to synergistically increase our ability to practice each effective habit. The…

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Leafy Green Veggies Set Omega-6 on Fire? Plus: Proprietary but Worth Mentioning Milk Protein Contrate for Knee Pain – Workout Fitness Article

Leafy Green Veggies Set Omega-6 on Fire? Plus: Proprietary but Worth Mentioning Milk Protein Contrate for Knee Pain Not new, but still novel: “Proprietary Milk Protein Concentrate” about to make a come(back) in your joint supplements? And what are the implications of the counter-intuitive effects of leafy greens in a(n unhealthy) diet? Does this mean you have to stay away from collard greens (CG), purslane (PL), or orange flesh sweet potato greens (SPG) and other putative health foods? If you…

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Causes and Corrections » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Barbell training for strength using the Starting Strength method is hard work and a common occurrence that gets in the way of this hard work is shoulder and arm pain. In many cases this pain is a result of technical problems with the low-bar squat (the lift that is generally performed first in the training session). Here are some points to consider before you begin your training or if you have started to experience problems. SHOULDER PAIN Causes: Shoulder pain is…

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The Care And Maintenance Of Lifters – Workout Fitness Article

The Care And Maintenance Of Lifters Isn’t it just the best feeling when you find out your doctor lifts? Doctors who lift say things like, “Let’s keep you working out.” I get a fuzzy feeling when this happens. Recently, this happened when I went to a hand doctor for a sore thumb (no, really). A lifter himself, he said something else that resonated: “When something starts hurting, I know it’s just a matter of time til something else comes up.” He shrugged and…

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