Is your gym program still effective for your current needs?
Lots of people do the same workout, same exercises, same weights, in the same order, day in and out. However is this a good thing? Throughout our lives our body changes and therefore so should our exercise regime.
One gym program will not fit all individual needs, for all of their life. When you look at how 10, 50 or even 100 people walk or run, not one will move the same. We are truly unique.
These differences are important to factor in when designing a gym program. Not only our structural differences, past injuries, general health, job activities and hobbies, stress and sleep levels but also our age. Our needs in our 20s will no doubt be different to our needs in our 50s but it is amazing how despite all the changes that may have happened over time, many people stick with the same gym program. (more…)
Staying on the road: Avoiding running & sports injuries
From minor irritations to major debilitating events, running injuries are one of the most common reasons why people visit a physiotherapist. In many cases, the damage can be self-inflicted either by incorrect technique, substandard equipment or an existing physiological condition.
While prevention is always better than cure, many sports enthusiasts only get advice and guidance on avoiding the more common injuries after the damage has been done. As experts in how your body moves and functions an assessment by a qualified physiotherapist can help you understand what’s going wrong, the best rehabilitation techniques and how to dodge future problems. (more…)
Cosmetic acupuncture treatment
One of the oldest treatments known to man (and women of course), acupuncture has been used by Chinese healers for over 1,000 years. Although most people are familiar with acupuncture as a treatment for pain, inflammation and stress, it can be used for cosmetic purposes as well. Chemical free, safe and effective, cosmetic acupuncture is an increasingly popular choice for those who want to improve the look of their skin the natural way.
The benefits of cosmetic acupuncture treatment
When carried out by highly trained professionals, like chartered physiotherapists Sarah and Claire, (more…)
If there’s one thing all Brits are proud of, it’s the NHS. Providing high-quality healthcare to people regardless of their wealth or their income, the National Health Service has helped millions of us stay healthy and get back on our feet following an illness. However, wonderful though the NHS is, there’s no denying waiting times can be hard to bear. With maximum waiting times for non-urgent treatment of up to 18 weeks, those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions can be in for a painful and frustrating few months.
Luckily however, there is an alternative. Choose to go private and be seen by us and you could be receiving the highest-quality care in days. Keep reading to find out more.
3 top tips to rejuvenate your exercise regime
A new exercise regime can energise and excite us…at least for a little while. But what happens when you lose your mojo?
At Total Care Physio, we know only too well how staying motivated is probably your biggest battle after the first flush of exercise excitement has faded. So here are 3 easy tips for helping to maintain your motivation for a new fitness regime or challenge (like your first half marathon):