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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Balance – the sixth sense

Balance is the even distribution of your body weight, enabling you to remain upright and steady. Often, we don’t appreciate our balance until it deteriorates.

Maintaining good balance helps you to move more easily and is important for many common activities such as walking, and good balance helps prevent falls and injury. Factors that can affect your balance and proprioception include our muscle strength, previous injuries, your inner ear, and eyesight, all of which deteriorate as we age while our reflexes slow increasing our likelihood of falling.

Maintaining balance is an important strategy to sustaining your independence as you age. The good news is you can improve and rehabilitate your balance and proprioception.

This week’s blog will provide you with tips on improving balance, as well as some useful balance exercises, so you can move better. live better.

How to achieve a great posture

Ever wonder what is at the heart of good posture, and how you get it? Poor posture can lead to muscle pain and fatigue, stress on your ligaments and joints, and can lead to arthritis. Good posture is reinforced by strong core stability, while stretching is an important practice that supports good posture. Read more to find out how you can avoid adverse positions, and some simple steps you can take to improve your posture. 

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Your flexible body:  not a stretch of the imagination?

When performed correctly, stretching can increase flexibility and range of motion around your joints, which can improve performance and reduce your risk of injury Static versus dynamic stretching There are two well recognized types of stretching – static and dynamic. Static stretching is the most common form of stretching.  Sometimes considered “old school,” it involves passive stretches held in place for a sustained period (10-30…