Deborah’s Passion has always been to help people move better for life so they have the confidence and freedom to do what they want and needed to do Deborah is an experienced physiotherapist who, having treated thousands of people, understands that evidence based and age appropriate activity, adapted to a persons capacity and lifestyle will make the biggest impact to your quality of life as you age. Deborah’s goal is to help you achieve that.

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Five minutes to better balance

As people grow older they are at a greater risk of falling. A fall can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life including loss of confidence, loss of muscle strength, a decline in the ability to carry out normal activities of daily living with a greater reliance on aged care services. We have developed a simple exercise challenge you can complete in 5 minutes to help your balance and reduce your risk of falls – take a look!

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How to reduce the risk of falls

30% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. These falls can lead to fractured hips, shoulders, and wrists, even an extended stay in hospital and a rehabilitation period. And in the worst cases can be life-threatening. While falls are common, they are not a normal part of ageing. If you are 40 years or older read on for 8 tips to reduce your risk of falling.

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Why are abdominals so important?

The abdominals which are primary core muscles, are important to keep strong if you wish to move well, and stay confident in your ability to keep active.  They play key roles in protecting and stabilising the structures in our back, and performing even simple tasks such as rising from a chair, turning while lying in bed, or getting up from sitting on the floor. It is very important to keep your abdominal muscles strong and protect from back injury. Keep reading for advice about how to do this.