2020 has arrived and, as always, people have New Years resolutions that our team at OHL would love to help you achieve. One of the most common resolutions is to start some exercise and become a fitter, stronger and healthier person.
In the Nillumbik/ Diamond Valley area we are lucky enough to live in a leafy green area with many parks, tracks and activity options, which translates to a community who (generally) lives a very healthy and active life. Where are these places? Which one is best for me to start on my health and fitness journey? Below are a small selection, of our multitude of options, of common tracks you can go for a walk/run in the local area…
Generally when starting out running it is better to start with shorter interval type running as guided by a physiotherapist. This ensures you are running at the correct level for your abilities and helps to reduce the chance of injuries. If you are someone you know has started a new years resolution to get fitter, stronger and healthier our team at OHL would love to help guide you through the process to prevent injuries, prolong activity and help you to achieve your goal what ever it may be.
Are you suffering pain in the side of your hip? This is often a condition called gluteal tendinopathy, which causes a compression of your trochanteric bursa. Pain in the side of your hip is a very unlikely to be how hip osteoarthritis presents so reduce your worry and get it resolved with physiotherapy input!
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum. They act like a hammock, or sling, to support the organs in your abdomen. They also wrap around your urethra, rectum and vagina. Healthy pelvic floor muscles are essential for bladder and bowel control, preventing prolapse, and sexual function. Here are some tips for keeping them healthy.
In the recent weeks and months we have seen an increase of overuse injuries presenting to OHL clinicians. Recent tournaments and return to sport for Term 1 often leads to an influx of knee and ankle overuse injuries, in particular. This blog educates about overuse injuries how they occur and the prevention of these injuries.