We are delighted to welcome a new physiotherapist and pilates specialist to our Applecross Physiotherapy Practice in Perth.
Lucy completed an undergraduate qualification at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2007 previously working in the hospital and private practice setting in Kalgoorlie. Lucy has completed further study in the area of Women’s Health Physiotherapy providing treatment to women of all ages for conditions relating to the pelvic floor including continence and during / post pregnancy.
Lucy also has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates as a low impact form of exercise focusing on managing postural problems and improving spinal stability through musclular support.
Pilates is beneficial in treating a wide range of conditions including neck and low back pain and rehabilitation of neuro-musculoskeletal injuries such as ankle sprains and osteoarthritis.
Adrian and Elizabeth welcomed a new addition to their family on the 17th August. Weighing 3.57kg Mum and Francesca are doing well!
Physiotherapy New Zealand says the warning from a US study on sedentary behaviour is clear; we need to sit less and move more.
The study, published by the British Medical Journal, shows that sitting for more than three hours per day can reduce life expectancy by two years. Over half the people surveyed were sitting for more than six hours per day.
Physiotherapy New Zealand President Gill Stotter says their message of movement for life is more important than ever.
Ms Stotter is challenging businesses and employees on World Physiotherapy Day, September 8, to do something active during their working day; like having a standing meeting or taking the stairs instead of the lift.
“As physios we see the effects of sedentary behaviour every day and we know that sitting for long periods can aggravate problems like back pain in patients. This study shows just how damaging inactivity can be.”
“More importantly, we also see the huge benefits that physical activity can give people including feeling better, sleeping better, preventing diseases even helping conditions such as type 2 diabetes or lowering blood pressure.”
“We need to start creating small habits now that allow us to keep active for life. Creating good habits doesn’t need to be about doing hours and hours of intense exercise at night after sitting all day, it could be having an active lunchbreak or walking to work.”
“This is about incorporating exercise and activity into our daily routines so that it becomes more manageable.”
“On September 8 I would like to challenge everyone to try taking a least one small action to sit a little less and move a little more.”
Sit Less – 10 tips for your work day
1. Take the stairs instead of the lift.
2. Try a standing meeting or a walking meeting.
3. Fill up your water bottle – on another floor of your building.
4. Stand up when you speak on the phone.
5. Get to work the active way; walk, bike or get off the bus at an earlier stop.
6. Walk over to a colleague and pass on a message instead of emailing.
7. Head to the gym in your lunch break or just take a walk around the block.
8. Try some quick exercises at your desk such as relaxed breathing, arm and neck stretches.
9. Invest in a pedometer and see how many steps you can do in a day.
10. Set up your desk as a standing desk
Applecross Physiotherapy in conjunction with Move Well Physiotherapy has recently modified tendon rehabilitation methods according to current research. This refers to an increased level of understanding regarding tendon injury management and the prescription of load based strengthening exercise.
We encourage discussing these findings with your physiotherapist or in the presence of a suspected tendon injury phone 9316 1186 to arrange an appointment.
Applecross Physiotherapy is pleased to welcome Amy-Lee Buchanan as part of our permanent reception team. Amy has previously assisted reception on Saturdays. We would like to thank Anne Robinson for her commitment to the position over the past 2 years.