As we age, we often find our posture changes as well. Our muscles become less flexible and tight, especially if we spend a great deal of our time hunched over a desk. This can lead to lack of muscle strength which can in turn also affect our balance and ease of movement.
Good posture will also improve blood flow around the body and keep nerves and blood vessels healthy. Also, people who work at maintaining a good posture are far less likely to experience back and neck pain.
My postural assessment is an opportunity for you to receive feedback on your standing posture and functional movements. Functional movements are those that we use as part of our everyday lives, such as lifting something out of a car or picking up a small child.
The postural assessment can be carried out remotely as well as face to face and begins with a consultation and some simple movement tests.
Sessions last around one hour and will be followed up with a summary report, containing recommendations regarding how your posture and movement could be improved and what specific exercises you need to do.
The Exercise Therapy Programme is next step after postural analysis. It is designed to address specific movement or mobility issues which might stem from an old injury, health condition, or possibly surgery. I will also soon be a qualified Pink Ribbon Instructor and be able to work with people who have had operations for breast cancer and need to improve their mobility subsequent to the operation.
The sessions are tailored to each individual client and contain all of the necessary tools to help you become mobile again. We’ll assess your movement restriction and the reasons for it, creating a bespoke weekly exercise plan to help improve the limitation you are suffering from.
The programme is a course of 6 sessions over 6 weeks and begins with a postural analysis assessment.
Suspension training is a great safe way to build up your mobility and strength. By using your own body weight and gravity instead of traditional weights you are far less likely to injure yourself as you get the resistance you need to build your muscles from your body alone.
If clients decide to buy a suspension trainer they are easy to set up and use. The beauty of this system, is it allows you to adjust the difficulty level of many common exercises, so it can always work in line your specific needs.
They are a great for improving posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as being good for relieving stress and tension.
Pilates takes a whole-body approach. More traditional exercise and strength training compartmentalise the body, training individual body parts. Pilates teaches the body to work in synergy.
Pilates can also improve sports performance, even if you are a recreational sports person. If you are a golfer, it is effective at improving flexibility in the upper body; if you’re a cyclist it will help you to develop a strong core so that you can use the power in your legs. Pilates can help to undo the damage of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and help you to keep doing the sports that you love.
It is a disciplined practice that needs to be done regularly to gain the benefits. Yoga also improves flexibility, strength and control but also includes the use of meditation to unite mind, body and spirit.
I will create an exercise routine for you specifically tailored to your needs and will adjust it according to your progress.
Sports Massage Therapy
It is designed to help to correct problems and imbalances in soft tissue, caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. If you have a restricted range of motion you can benefit from techniques employed by manual therapy.
All sports massages are tailored specifically for you and focus on targeting those areas causing aches and pains.
Believe it or not, a healthy gut is vital for good general wellbeing. The body’s intestines produce almost all of the body’s serotonin supply and the strength of the immune system is highly dependent on the good bacteria, in your microbiome that live in the gut.
The number of good gut bacteria also influence the ageing process, digestion and even mood, whereas too much poor gut bacteria can lead to health conditions such as acne, asthma and allergies, eczma, IBS and obesity.
There are some very practical actions that can help, for example through eating a diverse range of foods, eating fermented foods, limiting the intake of artificial sweeteners and taking a probiotic supplement. Working with Synergy Worldwide I can offer advice on your diet and suggest supplements to improve your gut health and general overall wellbeing.
Personal training focuses on working with a client to become fitter and stronger using a variety of methods, including fitness machines, weights and bands.
We begin with a health screening and based on this I will design a tailored, safe and effective exercise programme. We will also look at your diet and establish how it is working for you.
The sessions take place is a private, well equipped gym studio, so there are no onlookers and no over-whelming gym buzz.
Each session lasts one hour, and programmes run for 12 weeks.
If you have any questions or would like to have a free thirty minute consultation, just get in touch.
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