Physiotherapy and Yoga Exercises.

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    Core Foot Posture Exercises

    The foot has 26 bones and many layers of muscle all working together in the unique architecture of the foot to propel you forward. Intrinsic deep muscles help stabilise the foot and enhance its function. These intrinsic muscles along with longer muscles that run from the foot and up the lower leg contribute to the alignment of your foot, and ultimately affect the rest of your body.

    Myofascial Release Physio Yoga Exercises

    Myo (=muscle) + fascia (=connective tissue) determines your posture and how you move your body. It connects you from head to toe. It affects your balance and flexibility. Yoga poses stretch these whole body myofascial systems much more effectively than stretching individual muscles. 

    Learn about the myofascial “slings”in the body and how stretching these slings can help you function so much better.

    Breathing Physio Yoga Exercises

    Breathing as therapy is used to calm the mind and body. Breathing practices can change the state of your nervous system, reduce muscle spasm and are an aid to empowering you to heal yourself. They are an invaluable part of your treatment. 

    Chi Walking Physiotherapy Exercises

    Chi walking is efficient way to injury free walking. It works with gravity to protects your body from impact on joints. To chi walk involves restoring mobility in key rotational centers of the body for walking, your feet, hips and rib cage.

    Learn how to Chi walk by having your body assessed, be given specific exercises, then follow the program.

    Effective self Foot Massage 

    You can massage your foot much more effectively than just rolling on a bottle of frozen water.

    See this video with AJ, foot physiotherapist, who will show you how to massage your hind-foot, mid-foot and fore-foot. 

    Knee Exercises

    The knee joint is a complex joint influenced by how your feet and hips move, the alignment of your posture, and muscular balance – flexibility and strength. It comprises of the main knee joint and the patellofemoral joint or kneecap. Problems can occur in any of these areas, the inner or outer knee, or under the kneecap.

    Here we give you some tips on how to care for your knees to help them function well for longer.

    Skiing Physiotherapy Exercises

    Skiing is an intense and fun, but often dangerous sport. It is much more enjoyable if you are physically prepared. Prepare for skiing with these tips from A-J, physiotherapist and once a competative freestyle skier.

    If you have any niggling pains before you go skiing, it is advised you have them assessed before you go. 

    Knee Yoga

    Yoga focuses on alignment, flexibility, mindful muscular control, and whole-body movements that translate into every day tasks we use our body for.

    For example; Warrior poses where one leg is in front of the other on a lunge, strengthens the knee of the front leg, and stretches the hips, calves and ankles of the back leg. It also works on balance and alignment in this position. With yoga you get more bang for your buck; where there are multiple benefits from the one posture. 

    Thoracic Ring Exercises

    Read more about the Thoracic Rings here; what is a thoracic ring? How does it affect how the rest of your body moves?

    To align the thoracic rings they must first be decompressed. Image a stack of children’s play rings stacked one on top of the other. If you compress that stack, some will poke out one way,others poke out the opposite way, this is what your thoracic rings do. When you lengthen your spine, you “float your rings”. This allows  the thoracic rings to line up, and the muscular system to be in a better position to work functionally. So many of our muscles to the neck, shoulders, and low back connect to the thoracic rings.

    Sitting Posture Physiotherapy Exercises

    Sitting for hours every day sets us up for back pain. In countries where they squat more, back pain is less prevalent. Prolonged sitting affects muscular tone and tightness, and even your quality of breathing. Learn how to sit in a neutral alignment for your body, and exercises to ease the tension in specific muscle groups while sitting.