The restrictions our local community is currently facing, is having negative impacts on our mental and physical health.
The restrictions mean that we are facing reduced access to normal exercise, daily activities, and wellbeing routines with gym/class closures, group exercise closures, and group gathering restrictions.
The increased proportion of people working from home, also means we are seeing an increase in presentation of injuries related to the change in environment and work practices.
These include pain in the:
- cervical spine (neck),
- lumbar spine (back),
- and shoulder
These issues can be addressed through:
- improving your ergonomic set up,
- exercise – general cardiovascular(walking,riding,running) or specific body part exercises
- and different forms of manual therapy (massage, either self with a massage ball/roller or by a therapist)
We are also seeing an increase in overuse injuries due to changes in exercise routine.
With no access to gyms, people are increasing their time, running, walking and riding.
These changes to your activity type and level in a significantly short term can lead to injuries such as shin splints, Patello-Femoral (knee-cap) pain, and Achilles tendon injuries
Treatment Options Available
- Face-to-Face consultations
– available as normal, we are still able to provide hands on treatment and prescribe rehabilitation exercise
- Telehealth – we have launched our Telehealth treatment option, it involves a video consultation with a physiotherapist (call reception or book online) – a link is sent to your email that opens to begin your consultation
– these sessions are able to be bulk billed
- Physiotherapy/Pilates Based Exercise
– we are still able to provide physiotherapy led exercise sessions on a 1:1 basis
- Online Exercise Class
– our physiotherapists are able to provide exercise sessions through online platforms, this is perfect for those that are not able to, or prefer not to come into the clinic for face to face treatment or exercise
Physiotherapy Exercise Session 1:1
Positively, we are still able to provide physiotherapy treatment in the form of 1:1 exercise. This is a fantastic way to address a previous injury, new injury (as described above), or work on your general strength and fitness/injury prevention.
If you have noticed an old injury flare up, or you are finding changes to workstation and new exercise regimes are taking their toll – it is important to address them and prevent long term issues.
1:1 exercise predominantly, uses our Pilates equipment – reformer and trapeze table, but can also use dumbbells, Swiss balls and resistance bands.
The program/session will be tailored to address your specific injury or needs – and includes 30 minutes of exercise tailored at strengthening deficits.
If you have developed an injury, experiencing pain, or want to maintain your overall strength, there are a number of treatment options available to do so. For more information visit our website https://energizestudio.com.au/ orcall (03) 9569 5799.