Most physiotherapy clinics offer Pilates, however not all have trained physiotherapy staff leading patients through their programs. Pilates has been around for well over a century and the basic principle is to train the body through a variety of moments which in turn improves strength, coordination and control.
At (almost) 29 weeks pregnant with my second child, and with several friends experiencing their first pregnancy I’ve had a few questions about exercising when pregnant which has prompted me to reflect on the importance and value of staying fit and physically active throughout pregnancy. Regular appropriate exercise is encouraged as a safe and effective strategy for maintaining good physical and mental health, preparing for childbirth and managing some of the many changes that can occur during pregnancy.
9% of the population have OA but this figure jumps to 60% once >55 years old1. However, with an ageing population and rising obesity rate this figure could increase. OA is the end result of excessive or abnormal loading of the joint surface. Previous joint injury can accelerate this process, but degenerative joint changes are a normal process for all of us.
Hockey involves high speed running, cutting, direction change as well as repetitive and forceful rotation on the stance leg (particularly the left hip).