No out of pocket expense for FOOT ASSESSMENT, GAITSCAN AND ORTHOTICS PRESCRIPTION with private health cover
We are offering a *free gaitscan, biomechanical foot assesment and orthotics fitting (if needed) this school holidays.
Do you need orthotics?
We have have the custom style to fit your needs.
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Man-lates classes are kicking off on Monday nights at 6.30pm.
It is important that osteoporosis is diagnosed and treated as early as possible to prevent further fracture. This is because 50% of people with one fracture due to osteoporosis will have another. This risk rapidly increases with each new fracture, and is known as the ‘cascade effect.’ Fractures can lead to pain, a loss of independence, disability and even premature death.
Treatment options typically involve medications and ensuring adequate levels of calcium, vitamin D and exercise.
Unfortunately the role of exercise is often misunderstood and the wrong type of exercise is prescribed. This means that the effects of exercise in improving and maintaining bone density are not achieved. If you can make it to our information night we will be demonstrating the correct types of exercises in our gym (as this is the best way to teach).
Since, most Australians do not receive the necessary investigations and treatment, we want to help by holding an education event where you can learn more about osteoporosis and how to keep your bones healthy. Registration is essential as there are only limited spaces available.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
To find out more about our Bone Health Boot camp click here
Why Your core is Soooooo important
Lets start off by getting to the “CORE” of this issue.
When I ask close to 90% of clients I treat to tell me what the core is they can’t, and this makes it hard to understand what the core actually does.
So what exactly is the “core”
The core is a group of muscles that provide stability to the axial Skelton.
Major muscles included are (in order of approximate depth of the body/closeness to the body’s core)
What does Transverse Abdominus do?
Transverse Abdominus has multiple roles but its primary role is stability. If we define stability as the ability to limit displacement and maintain structural integrity. The TvA, when used correctly (along with primarily the pelvic floor and diaphragm muscles) provide intra-abdominal pressure which helps to provide a longitudinal force on the spine, pelvis and trunk(Figure 1.2).
We can assume that, core stability can be defined as the ability of the Thoraco-lumbopelvic-hip complex to prevent shear, bending and torsional forces to cause damaging or buckling such as (kyphosis, Lordosis or scoliosis) of the vertebral column and return it to equilibrium (neutral) following perturbation (external forces).
If you aren't sure about how to use your core please dont hesitate to contact us
What happens when we don’t use our core?
As mentioned before our core provides a longitudinal force on our entire torso. This is very important as gravity (along with the ground reaction force) also provides a longitudinal force in the opposite direction.
Because of the TvA fibre direction it is the only muscle able to provide tension or decompression to the lumbar spine. Multiple studies have look at the core and its relationship to injury and lower and upper body function, and have all come up with the same conclusions such as
If you want to learn more about the plank (a common core exercise please click here
Now for my Rant!
Transverse Abdominus creates stability using tensegrity or biotensegrity to be precise. This is defined by Kenneth Snelson, to indicate that the integrity of the structure derived from the balance of tension members, not the compression struts.
In lamens terms you can use the analogy that our bodies behave like a suspension bridge (they are able to disperse external forces such as when a large storm causes movement but not cracking), as opposed to a house or stone arch , which is built on compression and has no movement properties
I am about to make some assumptions but before that I will tell you them I want to share what findings I will base them on.
What we know
Transvere abdominus is innervated by the intercostal nerves (arising from nerve roots T7-11) and the iliohypogastric nerve and the ilioinguinal nerve (L2-4)
TvA roles are to
It is common knowledge muscles can work concentrically, eccentrically and isometrically.
I am going to make an assumption here that muscles can do more than one thing at once.
However our limited ability to research multiple factors at any time is very evident in science today. We know that Synergists act together to produce or control a movement (eg the hamstring complex and the gastrocnemius muscle act along with certain fibres of adductor magnus to produce knee flexion, inhibit anterior translation of the tibia on the femur, while maintaining knee positioning through range in the coronal, sagittal and frontal planes.
So why shouldn’t your core be able to do all those things?
Pain is very rarely (I am going to stick my neck out here and say never) a single muscle or structure issue. However a lot of research tends to lean towards the changes of TvA being constant while other musculature is not.
Some more recent research suggests that pain maybe linked to overuse of superficial muscle activation and that training of bilateral activation is an effective training stimulus to change the way the muscle is activated in function, despite the fact that this may not be the only way it is active in function. This principle of a training stimulus that does not reflect every function is true for many exercise approaches
The core is a very important group of muscles its primary role is to provide tensegrity to the trunk to allow the peripherals to move off a tensed structure not compressed. Without correct TvA isyou will not be able to produce a longitudinal/decompressive force on your spine and trunk. Compression leads to forces such as shear, bending or torsion. If these are done in a controlled manner then the elastic properties of the soft tissue will not adapt however if this is sustained creep or distortion becomes a big problem.
The actual numbers of force through the spine
Discs have a yield (point before permanent damage is done) of between 150 and 600 kgs of force. To put that into perspective I will quote directly with lb to kg conversion in brackets) from a study done.
“A weight of 100 pounds (45kgs) acting on the long lever is only a modest representation of what actually can be lifted by a strong man ; and to this weight should be added the weight of head and shoulders. Let the lever be only fifteen inches, but let us assume that he lifts 200 pounds (90kgs) plus fifty pounds (head, shoulders and thorax), then the pressure in the lumbo-sacral disc will be 2,000 pounds (910kgs). This calculation is based upon stationary forces. And not dynamic ones. The calculation for force is Force = mass time accereration (F= ma). This is important to realise that the acceleration and deceleration forces multiply (not adds) to the total force on the spine.
The pressures that appear during violent action according to this reasoning must be considerably higher and can only be characterised as enormous.
Without correct core you should not be lifting heavy or fast
PLEASE EXCERCISE WITH TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS ACTIVATION TO DECOMPRESS YOUR SPINE AND MINIMISE INJURY RISK.
Something to ponder
The Human and mammal trunk is separated by the diaphragm. The position of the Lungs inside the thoracic cavity (outside the intraabdominal pressure) is an obvious advantage in the evolutionary process. In our situation breathing can occur even when the core is turned on and used as a support and cannot be relaxed. This means that range of flight (ability to work at an aroused level) of an animal having the lungs outside the “core” greater than that of an animal who has its lungs in the single body cavity, which can just make a spurt and then has to stop to breathe.
Could it be that it is for this reason that the mammals have developed a diaphragm?
Why are you holding your breath when you exercise?
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SEAN YATES | Doctor of Physiotherapy | Bachelor of Sports Science |
ASCA level 1 | AWF Level 1 coach | Functional Patterns Human Biomechanics Specialist | Dry Needling | Clinical Pilates Level 1, 2, 3 | APA sports Level 1 |
Congratulations to our front desk extraordinaire Sarah Cameron, who just completed her Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) during her first 12 months with us.
Sarah has not only been busy looking after our patients on reception; she was working diligently behind to scenes to complete all her course units.
Ormeau Physio has nominated Sarah for the Australian Government Trainee of the Year Award 2016 (surprise, Sarah!) for her outstanding efforts. Let's keep our fingers' crossed for Sarah!
Winners are announced in November 2017.
Congratulations - DErek Wong
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The plank is a basic exercise… And you are doing it wrong!
The plank, if done correctly can be very beneficial to your strength, posture, pelvic position, and core. But…any exercise done incorrectly has the potential to hurt you.
The plank (one of the simplest exercises) is being performed and taught incorrectly and being allowed to be performed incorrectly by the vast majority of health and fitness professionals (just search your social media account).
Why this is happening, IT'S confusing to me?
This month I have failed to see anyone perform a plank 80% correctly let alone perfectly.
In the great words of Vince Lombardi “practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”
These are the most common mistakes I find… and yes I often see multiple of them, and the stresses it places on your body.
I often have clients who also report that when they do their plank they add weight on their back to make it harder.
YES THIS HAPPENS!
This is the first image I found on google when searching "plank with weight".
It is featured on multiple sites including plus.google.com, pinterest.com, sportsscience.com, wiki-fitness.com, topme.com, bodybuildingadvisor.com,
Why are we listening to people who are not actually experts!
Now if you remember from my post on why your hamstrings aren’t tight an injury occurs when you place a normal force on an abnormal structure or an abnormal force onto a normal structure, by performing any exercise incorrectly then adding weight you are placing an abnormal force onto an abnormal structure which increases the risk of injury. This exercise can be performed (if done correctly) but the negatives outweigh the positives if the foundation of the exercise is being performed incorrectly to start with. This will take you down the road to inury which you may not recover from.
After reading this article please take a look through any picture on your Facebook and Instagram accounts where someone is TRYING to perform a plank correctly and try to find one that doesn’t have one, if not multiple of these errors. If you want help with your plank or you know someone that does please don’t hesitate to post on facebook, instagram or contact me at the practice.
Exercise shouldn’t hurt or cause injury - if it is you are doing it wrong!
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,Ormeau Physio re-opens our doors revaitalised and ready to help you have a great 2017.
We open on the 3rd January 2017 to help get your injury on the road to recovery ASAP.
We have Physiotherapists who specialise in Musculoskeletal, sports, lumbopelvic, shoulder, general injuries and womens health; click here to view our amazing physiotherapy team.
Our pilates studio and Private gym are open on the 3rd of January as well.
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