Wrist injury or carpal tunnel symptoms? Nothing should stop you getting in some whole body exercise while you are healing!! So much fun to see a transformation of what some people don’t think is possible to what IS possible! Sweaty workout done on the Pilates reformer 👍want to learn more about it? LINK IN Bio to trial it🤩 #pilates#workout#wristpain#healing#dontstop#moveit#exercise#coreworkout#rehab
Another one bites the dust, this home has some character, and some AMAZING #hardwoodfloors!
This is the first house @benantonucci and I have purchased that every wall, ceiling, even the tub, I mean everything is covered in wallpaper!
Enjoy a few before pictures!
Played with SSB Squats today to spare my elbow (every previous instance of this pain was caused by squats). Almost died trying to do a single 😅 These are much harder than barbell back squats. Elbow was still bugging me a bit on bench so I cut it off at 215. .
Week 13 Day 3
275lbs x 1 rep
295lbs x 1 rep
265lbs x 3 reps
225lbs x 8 reps x 2 sets
195lbs x 2 reps
205lbs x 2 reps
215lbs x 2 reps
Feet Up Bench
175lbs x 6 reps x 2 sets
Stroke and Neuroplasticity //
Neurons = nerve cells in the brain
Plasticity = something that is capable of being remodelled or reorganised
It is the mechanism that the brain uses to create new ways of thinking and doing after damage - such as brain cell death following stroke.
As the part of the brain that was damaged can no longer do the action (like move a finger), a new road is created so that another part of the brain takes up the slack and does it instead - after lots of repetition and rehabilitation!
Occupational Therapists can assist with rehabilitation following stroke. According the to Australian Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017, there is a strong recommendation that clients who are living in the community after a stroke and are having difficulty doing everyday tasks should be assessed by a trained clinician (such as an OT). This can then lead on to specific training from a trained clinician such as task-specific practice and the use of appropriate devices) to help make the task easier.
⚡️Increasing motor coordination .
⚡️In this video we are showing some tests that we talked about in the last post to increase our brain 🧠 body connection and prevent injury by restructuring faulty motor patterns!
⚡️The first video is the forward step down test. For this test the goal is to keep your pelvis level, your back straight, and your knee should be straight (avoiding any twisting in or out) .
🤕When the core muscles are weak the runner will usually tilt their upper body to the side. When the hip abductors are weak the runner lowers the opposite hip. When the hip external rotators are weak the knee twists in. The key to fix this is to strengthen these weak muscles and then reperform this test to see how you improve!
⚡️The next test is the sidelying hip abduction test. The key to this test is to raise your upper leg straight towards the ceiling slowly. When the core and hip abductors are working properly the pelvis remains vertical when it is NOT working properly your pelvis rotated forward and backward. .
💪🏼 The best way to strengthen this movement is to practice it while maintaining a vertical pelvis! Once you can do 3 sets of around 15 reps progress to a side lying plank with leg raise!
🧠 Remember the goal is form so go slow to retrain those motor patterns! Check out our very first video the modified rombergs test to include with these other two! Carry on speeedy ones! 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♂️💨
🍑🍑Lunge series to energise the deep longitudinal sling 💪🏼💪🏼 Great for prevention and management of back, hip and hamstring pain especially with walking and running. Exercise 1: Lunge with focus on driving through the front heel to activate the glutes. Progression #1: Add a step through to make it more functional. Progression #2: Add speed to further progress function, especially for runners 🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃♂️ #physiotherapy#rehab#rehabilitation#postnatal#postpartum#physicaltherapy#pilates#glutes