Are you climbing your number of years in age faster than you can climb the stairs?
Do you feel that your body is not what it used to be?
Have you had any recent falls or perhaps a near miss?
Do you feel that your physical capacity and ability is hindering other important aspects of your life?
As we grow older, our bodies grow older. This is not something that you should be ashamed, nor deterred by. There are known physiological changes that occur in our body as a result of the ageing process.
If you overstretch, overstress, strain, sprain, tear or rupture an anatomical structure in your body, the rehabilitation process can sometimes seem painful, overwhelming and daunting. Factors such as time off work for both rest and appointments and time away from competitive sport or training can feed into the negative conundrum of injuring oneself. Sometimes, it is challenging to know how to self manage your injury, leading to questions such as; do I use ice or heat?, do I rest it or move it?, should I go and get a scan?, should I use a brace? Rest assured, you are not on your own and this article chooses to answer one of those questions in particular; should I use a brace or not?
Who, Why, and How?
Pilates is not just for middle aged women in colour coordinated Lorna Jane outfits with a latte date to boot (skim milk only thanks). Pilates can be performed by both men and women, of any age, from any level of exercise tolerance or background.
Remedial Massage is a holistic treatment that works on manipulating the soft tissues of the body with different techniques in order to treat muscular pain and dysfunction. Remedial massage is seen as a holistic form of treatment because it benefits not just the muscular system but all systems in the body.