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.

Middle aged man on a trek

Are you trek ready? Tips to build your endurance and upper body strength

In this the second blog of our series on trekking, we continue our trekking preparations whether it be in Iceland, the bush trails in Australia or for the Oxfam trailwalk.Whatever your goal, if you are attempting to walk or trek you will need to prepare yourself by increasing your strength and endurance capacity gradually. With graduating doses of repetitive load, skin, tendons and bones will become thicker, stronger and more resilient.

Lack of sleep can be a pain in the neck. Try these five proven tips for great quality sleep

Sleep is a powerful tool – too little sleep slows recovery time from injury, and adversely affects overall physical and mental health.  Good quality sleep of 8 hours however, can improve the effects of ageing, and improve memory, healing from injuries and optimize well – being. The National Sleep Foundation of Australia recommends that adults between 18-64 years old have 7 to 9 hours sleep each night, and people over…

Middle aged man on a trek admiring the view from the summit

Trekking: Three exercises to build lower limb strength

Preparing for a Trekking Holiday. So, you are walking further to improve your endurance and loading on the muscles and tendons, and you have started improving your upper limb strength. Now we need to discuss lower limb strength and why it is so important. So, you are walking further to improve your endurance and loading on the muscles and tendons, and you have started improving your upper limb strength. Now we need to discuss lower limb strength and why it is so important. Read on for three exercises to build lower leg strength.

Recovering from an ankle injury? Treatment should include strengthening the muscles around the ankle and affected leg

Recovering from an ankle injury: weeks 2-6 This is the second part of our ankle blogs discussing  how to progress your rehabilitation beyond the first two weeks following an ankle injury, in particular an ankle sprain to the lateral ligaments. Weeks 3-6 following an ankle injury should involve: Strengthening the muscles around the ankle and…