What is abdominal separation? Abdominal separation or diastasis recti is when your abdominal muscles have been split in the middle. This may cause a bulge within your stomach. The linea alba is the connective tissue that runs vertically through the middle of your belly, and joins your abdominal wall, keeping both bands of muscles together.Continue reading “Your #1 Guide For The Dos and Don’ts Of Abdominal Separation Exercises”
What is a metatarsal? Metatarsals are the bones of the foot. There are 5 metatarsals in each foot and these bones are located between the ankle and toes. What is a metatarsal stress fracture? A metatarsal stress fracture is a very thin crack within one or multiple metatarsal bones. This fracture will develop from anContinue reading “3 Simple Metatarsal Stress Fracture Rehabilitation Exercises”
What is the calf muscle? Your calf muscle is called the gastrocnemius – which is located on the back of our lower legs. This muscle creates the distinctive shape of the calves. The function of the gastrocnemius is to plantarflex the foot, which is the action of pointing your toes. The gastrocnemius works together withContinue reading “Your #1 Guide To a Calf Muscle Spasm Relief”
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare:
-In Australia 2015, back problems were the 2nd leading cause of disease burden.
-In Australia 2017-18, 1 in 6 Australians had back problems.
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What is a Muscle Spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within any of the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. Spasms can occur within any muscle of the body – from part of a muscle, up to several muscles within the same area. AnyoneContinue reading “Top 7 Remedies to Treat a Muscle Spasm At Home”
Exercising when you have an injury can be hard to get right. Often you may find that your normal gym program is making your pain worse and that you may need to stop training all together to heal. We recommend first speaking to an Exercise Physiologist about your injury and your training goals before givingContinue reading “How to Find the Right Personal Trainer When you Have an Injury”
The muscles of your lower back are responsible for movement, postural control and support. They work alongside your bones and ligaments to allow for functional movements and keep you upright throughout the day. When these lower back muscles are sustained in an awkward position, experience an unexpected movement or are overexerted they can become irritatedContinue reading “7 Exercises to Help When Personal Training a Client With Back Pain”
What is the flexor digitorum longus? The flexor digitorum longus is a muscle located on the backside of both lower legs, deep below the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. It is on the medial (inner) side of the tibia bone. The role of the flexor digitorum longus is to flex the second, third, fourth and fifthContinue reading “#1 Guide to Flexor Digitorum Pain Relief”
What does an Exercise Physiologist do? Exercise physiologists use exercise as therapy, in other words, prescribe exercise as ‘medicine’. An exercise physiologist is concerned with how exercise positively changes the human body to improve short and long-term health. They can help you understand how to exercise safely and effectively to improve your sports performance, rehabilitateContinue reading “5 Reasons why Athletes Should See a Sports Exercise Physiologist.”
Exercise is fantastic to physically strengthen your muscles; lose any weight you have gained and raise your energy levels. Mentally, exercise can relieve stress and help prevent postpartum depression. It is understandable as a new mother that you will have limited time to exercise. At any opportunity you get 5 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise! However, as your body has recently undergone major changes, returning to exercise can be difficult, especially as you do not want to injure yourself.