Movement Variation

Movement Variation

The capacity of the human body to adapt and flourish in a wide range of environmental conditions is well recognised. Indeed, it is this ability to effectively adapt physiologically, psychologically and genetically that makes us successful as a species. Significant attention has been given to the long-term adaptation to environmental factors, for example, the mismatch […]

Best Ways to Manage your Pain

Active self management? ❗️A lot of the major guidelines which health care practitioners base their treatment plans, are starting to recommend encouraging patients and clients to become active in helping themselves just as much as a practitioner is helpful. ✅ There is good quality evidence that self-management has good effects on chronic pain patients/ clients. ✅ A […]

Unhealthy Ageing

Unhealthy Ageing

There can be a cycle of inactivity, less strenuous exercise, reduced social contact, adverse food choices, lack of sunlight/ Vit D (all UK persons are strongly advised to take Vitamin D supplements) and also then fearful thoughts in elderley that are thought to ramp up inflammation. The World Health Organisation (WHO), state that ‘healthy ageing’ […]

Falls

Falls

Yes you read that right. Falls account for the 10th Largest contribution of DISABILITY in the world.   In the last Blog, we talked about responsibility and empowerment between 2 groups of elderley care home residents. And those that were given responsibility to look after a Plant 🌱 had fewer falls and injuries.   This blog […]

Pain in the Elderly

Pain in the Elderly

Pain is a predictor of poor health status especially in the elderly. Commonly associated with low levels of physical activity and performance.   Those developing pain when older are 4x (400%) more likely to suffer from Anxiety and Depression, as well as social isolation, loss of independence, decreased appetite, poor sleep, Brain decline, sleep disturbance […]

Elbows Overused?

Both tennis and golfers elbows are essentially inflammation of the tendons of the forearm muscles on the outside and inside. Most commonly due to OVERUSE and inefficient rest periods. When this happens the tendon gets overused and micro tears occur in the tendon. Which leads to an overshot healing response resulting in inflammation and eventually pain. […]

Osteoarthritis – Brief Insight 🔎

Osteoarthritis – Brief Insight 🔎

Arthritis essentially means = An Inflamed Joint   There are many different types of Arthritis (ranging from Arthritis after infection, Rheumatoid types and more) the one we focus on today is called Osteoarthritis (OA)= otherwise knows to most people as the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. (And some medical professionals refer to it as Degenerative joint […]