The need for regular exercise is well publicised, government recommendations set weekly requirements at a minimum of three, thirty minute sessions. These guidelines are designed to maintain a basic level of health, but not to improve your level of fitness.</p>
<p>What are some key goals for exercise?
As many of our patients prepare to fly off on holiday for a well-earned rest, the time seems right to publish a few handy tips to stay in good shape in spite of those flights. Our observation is that even those frequent air travellers amongst our patients seldom apply them.
Several of our patients are being treated for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI for short) – most frequently tennis elbow and achilles tendonitis - and other patients often ask us about what lies behind RSI. Today’s post aims to provide some basic answers to these queries.
As holistic osteopaths we routinely prescribe hydrotherapy to support musculoskeletal treatment (treatment working on muscles and the skeleton): well used, water has a unique ability to stimulate the body’s tissues and healing mechanism.
Many of our pregnant patients are active professionals or family carers, who often tend to pursue their existing active lifestyles regardless, and don’t make the necessary adjustments and concessions to their pregnancy until pain stops them in their tracks.
Over the first few months of practice in Uxbridge, we have treated quite a number of patients training for marathon events. Some visit because they have sustained an injury in the course of training, others because they are seeking supportive physical treatment and general advice in the context of their preparation and recovery.