Core Exercise Jordan Springs

Core Series Part 3 – Core Workout

Welcome to week three. After last week’s program some of you may already be starting to feel stronger and more aware of your “core” in daily tasks and especially during your exercises. This week we are going to amp it up a little. If you are not feeling ready to progress then not a worry.…

physiotherapy and core

Core series – Stretching

“Core” we hear the term quite a bit.  So, what is it all about?   Imagine that your core muscles are the strong middle link connecting your lower and upper body. How the core works Irrespective of where the movement starts or what you are doing e.g. throwing a ball, wiping the bench, the movements either start in the core, or move…

Renee Yoga

Yoga at Jordan Springs

“Yoga is the calming of the fluctuations of the mind” Yoga means union. The union of the body with the mind. This partnership is too often lost in our daily lives where the body is busy performing all daily chores, running errands and working, while the mind is busy with a constant influx of thoughts…

spikey ball

Feeling Sore and Tight? Try These

We all feel muscle tightness and general stiffness from time to time.  Sometimes this can lead to pain, which might cause you to seek professional assistance, but sometimes you just want to release that tightness.  Here are some beginner level releases using either a foam roller or a spikey ball.  Give these a try, your…

Winter stretching – feels sooo good

Winter is here and as the weather gets cooler we often find it difficult to keep our motivation with our regular exercise regime. Whether it be out door running, sports or getting yourself to the gym, cold weather can really keep you inside. Why not incorporate an indoors stretching routine? During our colder seasons our…

Achilles and heel pain

Achilles Pain? Ouch!

We have previously talked about heel or Achilles pain in children known has Sever’s Disease. What about the adult version of Achilles pain? The most common cause of heel pain in adults is Achilles tendinopathy. Unfortunately, no specific population group is immune to developing Achilles tendinopathy. This means that anyone, from avid sportsman / sportswoman…

Stretching – Static or Dynamic?

If you haven’t already, stop doing static stretches before your event or training. Before running, or any sport for that matter, dynamic stretching is the way to go. Dynamic stretches are designed to a take a joint or a muscle through a challenging and repetitive motion. We start slowly, and with each rep continue to move…