It is a regular occurrence for us in our clinic to see new mothers come in with pain and irritation at the base of the thumb near the wrist. This often occurs within a few weeks of welcoming a new member to their family. Pain in this area is often due to Mummy’s thumb – or de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
So hopefully you’ve already read the article posted on flexibility exercises for golfers here. Now that you’re as limber as a Cirque du Soleil performer, you’re ready to get strong. This is where exercises for golfers is really important. Most people don’t think of golf as requiring much strength.
Although if you hit 150 balls at full effort at the driving range you’ll definitely have some sore muscles the next day.
The main areas that we look at strengthening are upper leg muscles and core. Even though a lot of the swinging happens with the arms, most of the power generated in a golf swing (and many other sports) comes from the hips and core. Imagine in the backswing that the body is being wound up like a rubber band.
In my previous article I discussed the reality of treating the Maidi people. I believe we certainly had an impact in specific areas but in others it was a lot more challenging. Here I will discuss how I think we helped and what I think needs to be done for the future.
Dealing with the Challenges
The Over-Prescription of Pills
The over-prescription of pills was evident through my very first interaction with the villages: “do you have any pills?”. Through my days treating I would say to every person that walked through “pills cannot fix this, only exercise can”. It became a mantra in the outpost – anyone that spoke reasonable English would help me by translating this phrase over and over again. [Read more…]
In October 2018, as part of the Charitable Work program at Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy, I was sent as a Physiotherapist to volunteer in Nepal. I travelled to Nepal to volunteer in a very remote village, Maidi. Maidi is 4 hours out of Kathmandu. Mind you, 1 of these 4 hours was spent driving a mere 8km down a beaten track full of potholes, rocks and animals; hence “remote village”.
Can you exercise during pregnancy? Firstly, congratulations on your big news! What a time to be alive! Now that reality is setting in, I wanted to reach out to expecting Mums in the Gungahlin region. Keeping up your regular exercise levels is crucial to you and your new baby’s health.
By being guided by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist through the pregnancy process, as well as collaborating with your GP, you can expect to benefit greatly from treatment at our clinic. [Read more…]