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Our theme for the term - Warm Up for Winter - has seen lots of tips and tricks for strong backs and another hugely successful Women’s Health Event to help sail through menopause. Read on for more about Kate’s PhD in the making and another TODAY show appearance from Anna-Louise!

Beat back pain at any age

Exercise tips for back pain across all ages

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Strong Bones after Menopause

Top tips for your bones post-menopause.

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What’s Happening to me – Menopause and how to sail through!

Next event at EQ, Thursday 22 August 6.30pm

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First step to a PhD

Kate ensures Foundation Classes are Top Tier!

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Winter Special

Stay warm in winter - Pay 10, Get 2 free

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Book Now For Term 3

July Holiday classes and Term 3

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Beat back pain at any age

On The TODAY Show last month Anna-Louise discussed tips for back pain and wobbly bodies at different ages and stages! As usual - a lot of fun, simple tips and practical advice. Also featuring our Physio - Jemma and her son Harrison.

The video is linked below, but here are the main tips:

Kids – reverse the ‘banana’ posture and get them doing tummy time!

20’s – if you decide to suddenly get fit and join a gym, make sure you get an expert to show you how to use the equipment.

30’s – tired parents’ lifting sleeping sacks of potatoes out of prams and car seats are a recipe for an unhappy back. Use your legs and avoid lifting while twisting.

40’s – try tracking your steps with wearable devices or pedometer to keep reminding you to move.

50’s and beyond – now is the time to build muscle and bone – but check in with your local physio or exercise physiologist to make sure you have the right ‘dose’ of resistance, and the right technique to avoid injuries.

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Strong Bones after Menopause

Statistics for osteoporosis fracture are staggering - 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture at some stage during their life! What can you do to prevent being in this statistic?

As part of our Women’s health event at Willoughby last month - Kay Fitton spoke about the importance of looking after our bones, particularly post-menopause. The drop in oestrogen results in a decline in our bone density making women more vulnerable to a broken bone or fracture. The event was lots of fun as we stomped our way out to ‘Hot Stuff’ by Donna Summer to stimulate our bones!

Kay used the analogy of the 3 legged stool to explain the essential components for maintaining bone density – “you need all three legs of calcium, vitamin D and the right type of exercise to keep your bone health balanced…..particularly for women post menopause!” she explained.

At Physiocise we run Strong Bones classes at both Willoughby and Moore Park Studios.

These classes focus on:

  • progressive strengthening exercises,
  • impact loading and
  • challenging balance.

Who should try them? These classes are ideal for those with low bone density, but also suitable for people who want to stay strong as they age, improve their balance and reduce their risk of falls.

For more information book your initial assessment for Strong Bones class now! If you are interested in knowing more about your bones, watch out for Kay’s segment at our next What’s Happening to Me – Menopause event at EQ on August 22.

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What’s Happening to me – Menopause and how to sail through!

After much demand, we are hosting our Women’s Health Event with 3 expert speakers on Thursday 22 August at EQ. 

Want to know how to deal with hot flushes and how to sail through Menopause? Our panel of experts will provide the latest scientific updates and practical tips on

  • balancing hormones
  • building strong bones
  • bladder control
  • and preserving the pelvic floor.

Come for a drink, nibble and an evening of discovery. Why not get a group of girls together and go for dinner afterwards at one of the EQ restaurants?

Previous attendees have said...

 
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….must know information for any woman

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….best evidence on hormones and menopause from smart women, for smart women!

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….forget Google! Go to the Physiocise info nights to find out what the real deal is on menopause


First step to a PhD

Our physio – Kate Roberts – is hoping to undertake the mammoth task of a PhD with Macquarie University. After following 22 of our clients through their initial assessment and Foundations classes, Kate has just submitted her first thesis… and here are some of the results!

People come to Physiocise for many different reasons. Some come to fix their posture, some to get stronger, and many come to learn how to manage their aches and pains.

The Australian National Pain Strategy recommends active therapy as being central to managing pain and it appears to be most successful when it:

  • is specific to the individual’s needs,
  • focuses on increasing activity levels, and
  • incorporates aspects of pain such as the individual’s self-confidence.

After our clients finished the Foundations program, results show:

  • 95% of clients had more confidence in managing their pain
  • Two-thirds were worrying less about their pain
  • 95% of participants rated their satisfaction as either very satisfied (70%) or satisfied (25%) at the end of the Foundations program.

Three months later, participants reported:

  • a reduced impact of their pain,
  • a positive perception of their recovery,
  • reduced fear of movement-related pain,
  • reductions in their level of disability and
  • improvements in their specific function.

These statistics provide wonderful support for the existing Foundations program and also gives us some great ideas about how to make it even better! Thanks, Kate, and a BIG congratulations on the juggle of 3 children, work and researching towards a PhD!

Book an initial assessment now to start Foundations in Term 3

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Winter Special

Try a new kind of class this winter! On those cold mornings we find it harder to stay motivated to exercise, so why not try an extra Physiocise class to inspire you?

Try Core Burn if want to focus more on your pelvic floor and stronger abdominals. Or if you’re worried about your balance and bones, Strong Bones is a winning combination of weights, balance and impact.

For term 3 2019 only, get 10 classes for the price of 8 when you enroll for an extra weekly class in your first term of Core Burn or Strong Bones 1.

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Book Now For Term 3

See below to book one of our July holiday classes, as well as our Kids and Osteoarthritis workshops.

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I learnt a lot about my knees' osteoarthritis. I also now have some new exercises to try. But the best part really for me was that I feel empowered to do something about my knees myself.
– Jane

Osteoarthritis - once thought of as a “wear and tear” disease, we now know that appropriate loading is the key to maintaining our joints at their best throughout our lives. Try our workshop with Melinda. Tuesday, 16 July. 9.00-10.30am at Willoughby. $55.

Call now to secure your spot as they book up quickly.

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