Deborah is a clinically trained physiotherapist with over 30 years of broad experience investing in the health and well-being of her patients using evidence-based practice. She treats patients and leads a team of diverse and experienced clinicians in her expanding clinical private practices in New South Wales (AUS) . Deborah is passionate about the issues facing middle aged to older adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.
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!
Strong gluteal muscles (buttocks) are critical for optimal balance, walking, running and other activities such as standing up from a chair. Learn how to protect against injury by strengthening weak glutes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Given the importance of work in our lives; it is in our interest to remain as physically fit as possible so we can work as long as possible. Regular exercise is a key to maintaining optimal health in particular older adults who wish to maintain their quality of life and remain in the workforce.
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.
There are very few parts of your body that act in isolation. This is especially true for the shoulders and arms. Weakness of the shoulders can often lead to elbow and neck problems. This blog features tips and exercises on how to avoid common injuries of the shoulders, some that can occur from prolonged sitting at the computer.
There are many exercise choices for strengthening the lower limb for training or in rehabilitation after injury. Some however are more functional than others and in the long term can be very beneficial. Read more to find out the differences between strengthening the legs with different types of exercises.
Are you grandkid ready? In this week’s blog we look at the 2 to 10 as well as the teenage years. We give you some strengthening and balance exercises, as well as exercises that help you respond more quickly and sharpen your reflexes.
Looking after grandchildren is one of those joys in life, which while extremely rewarding it can also take its toll on the body. In this first blog, we will look at common problems you may experience and the solutions you can try when dealing with those gorgeous newborns and the energetic toddler.
So you are a woman in 40’s or 50’s fifties. You have had one or several children, you enjoy exercise and good health. However, you cannot imagine jumping, running or playing netball because you can’t quite control your bladder. Fortunately, you can wear a pad and there is a toilet in the facility where you exercise. Sound familiar? While this is common, it isn’t normal and doesn’t have to be the case. There are several actions you can take to help resolve your dilemma.
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 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. Read on for tips on improving balance, as well as some useful balance exercises, so you can move better. live better.