August 9, 2019
What is dystonia?
Dystonia contractions cause your body to twist involuntarily, creating abnormal postures and uncontrollable, repetitive movements. There are different kinds of dystonia, depending on how many muscles are affected.Read More
August 9, 2019
What is cerebral palsy?
Any abnormality or damage to the development of those parts of the brain controlling movement can result in difficulty in maintaining posture and balance. This is the 101 on cerebral palsy.Read More
April 8, 2019
Avoid falls and fractures with Tai Chi
A significant fear for ageing adults is falling, and with good reason. Falls in the elderly can be caused by seemingly harmless household items, like slipping on rugs or stairs. It could also be related to serious factors.Read More
August 10, 2018
Why you should practise standing on one leg
From walking to leaning down to tie your shoes and trying to prevent yourself from falling over - good balance is important. Strong muscles and the ability to keep steady will help you stay balanced. Balance training helps with this. Balance training involves exercises which aim to strengthen the muscles you use to stay upright, including your core and legs.Balance exercises can be intense like some kinds of yoga, or as simple as standing on one leg for a few seconds. It may include: Standing up and sitting down while in a chair without using your hands. Putting a heel…Read More
January 4, 2016
Balancing work and life – It’s possible!
Are the boundaries between work and home becoming blurred for you? Like many people, you may find yourself working over-time or from home in the evenings, and even working over weekends. But there’s only so much time in any day, and all this work can leave precious little time for the ‘home’ part of your life. (more…)Read More