In a world that constantly emphasizes the importance of physical fitness and well-being, finding the most effective exercise regimen can be a challenging task. While cardiovascular workouts often steal the limelight, it’s essential not to overlook the incredible benefits of resistance exercise. This type of training involves working against a force, such as lifting weights or using resistance bands, to strengthen and tone muscles. In this blog post, we will explore the numerous advantages of incorporating resistance exercise into your fitness routine.

Build Muscle Strength and Endurance:

One of the primary benefits of resistance exercise is its ability to build muscle strength and endurance. By consistently challenging your muscles with resistance, you stimulate the growth of muscle fibres. Over time, this leads to increased muscle strength and the ability to perform daily activities with ease. Whether it’s lifting groceries, playing sports, or carrying your children, resistance exercise prepares your muscles to handle these tasks more effectively.

Enhances Bone Density

Resistance exercise not only strengthens muscles but also improves bone density. This is especially important for individuals at risk of osteoporosis, a condition characterized by reduced bone mass and increased fracture risk. The stress applied to the bones during resistance training stimulates the production of new bone tissue, leading to increased bone mineral density. Stronger bones contribute to improved posture, better balance, and reduced risk of fractures and injuries. Read more

The pelvic floor muscles are situated at the base of the pelvis. They attach from the pubic bone at the front to the coccyx at the back, in a hammock-like formation. The pelvic floor muscles consist of both a superficial and deep layer.

When you activate your pelvic floor, you are squeezing both layers. The first part is where you squeeze like you’re trying to stop the flow of wind and urine (superficial), the second part is where you lift up like you’re about to lift up an imaginary tampon (deep).

The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for:
· Supporting the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum)
· Relaxing to expel urine, wind & faeces
· Contracting to hold in urine, wind & faeces
· Aiding in sexual function
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What is a tension headache?

Tension headaches are headaches caused by tension in the muscles and joints of your neck and upper back. These headaches usually involve dull pain that wraps around the head. They can also include different patterns of pain in the head and neck, as well as symptoms like dizziness and nausea. Read more

Compression Pants
Compression Pants

Normatec compression pants are a type of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) device. The device uses cuffs around the legs to provide and release pressure throughout your legs. Its goal is to improve the circulation of blood flow within the veins in the legs. Veins carry de-oxygenated blood from your body back to your heart.

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Do you know how many times per week we hear people say: “I just have arthritis in my knee, there’s nothing I can do about it” or “The surgeon just said to wait until it gets bad enough and then have a knee replacement”?

Our team of Physiotherapists at Aushealth Physiotherapy run a knee arthritis program for anyone with knee pain due to arthritis. This program gets great results for our patients, often helping them put off or avoid surgery altogether. 

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So, have you ever wondered why you get pins and needles in your hands?

Not sure if its a Doctor problem or a Physio problem? Let us help you out.

Pins and Needles or numbness/burning in your hand is all too common for people with desk jobs or students stuck hunched over books all night!

Is that you?

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All stretches should be held for 15-20 secs and repeated twice. 

A good indication of how far you should stretch is to only go as far as you can go whilst maintaining normal regular breathing. You should avoid holding your breath and pushing the stretch into pain. 

Here is a sequence of moves that flow nicely from one stretch to the next.

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