If you are a regular to this website or to our Physio Clinic, it is highly likely you will have already seen the flyer, been personally invited to the event or have even booked a place. If not, and you're 50 years old or more, we want to encourage you to think about your health and vitality in your later years (see our Frailty Prevention Event on the home page).
Our team of skilled physiotherapists understand what it takes to maintain good physiological function. We treat people of all ages, with all kinds of different conditions and though we are all pretty similar, the way we move and adapt to our environment differs. This means there is rarely a simple singular treatment technique which will work for everyone, nor is there any one single piece of advice which fits everyone.
As we have poured over the research on frailty, we have become very aware that as you age, staying strong and mobile requires a considered approach. The fitness challenges we face in our 70s can be quite different from that in our 40s. When I use the term fitness, I'm not talking about being an endurance runner or having an incredible VO2 max score, I'm talking about having a body that is fit for purpose - capable of performing the tasks you require of it, surely that is the measure of true fitness.
Taking all the above into consideration, there is one piece of advice that fits everyone, young and old...
A neighbour of mine that I bumped into after he returned from a run summed it up nicely. He said, if all the benefits from exercise could be distilled and compressed into a pill, it would be the most incredible, wide reaching medicine available to man. The scientists and researchers couldn't agree more. No pills or meds come close to delivering the benefits of moving your body and pushing the limits (carefully considered limits!) of your physiology.
Exercise is the best medicine.
If you have pain or restrictions with your movement and need some professional advice on what you should and shouldn't be doing to stay active, give us a call and book in for an assessment with one of team. Physiotherapy can help you overcome or work around those issues (or visit your doctor).
NB. We are not in any way anti-medicine and exercise should not be considered an alternative to any medication you are currently taking. So, please never change your medication without medical advice.
Congratulations to our administration assistant Sammy and her new husband Ashley on their wedding day. The wedding was held on the 28th July at the Barns at Hunsbury Hill, and they jetted off to the Dominican Republic for a two week hooneymoon. Sammy is now back to reality and back to work, updating you guys on our Facebook page. (Cambridgeshire Wellbeing Clinics) 😉
and hello sunshine. Doesn't the weather just start your day right? Instantly I feel happier, more relaxed and I just want to get outside. It's amazing how much something can change everything.
It is so important for your health that you keep moving as much as you can if you have a desk based work environment. Experts described inactivity as "one of the biggest" challenges in health. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and poor mental health have all been linked to sedentary behaviour. Research shows that adults who sit down for eight hours a day were 59 per cent more likely to die within a 20 year period than those who were sedentary for four hours or less. However, (not to scare you all) this risk was almost eliminated if at least 60 to 75 minutes exercise was completed a day. – and two hours a day would be the the ideal amount. Below are a few ideas of ways to incorporate exercise into your work day;
Here are also a few exercises and stretches you can do from your chair, that will help keep you a little bit more comfortable.
If you have visited our Abbots Ripton Clinic this week, then you would have met our latest addition to the team, Peter!
He will be working with us full time, Monday - Friday (remember our late opening nights being, Mondays and Wednesdays 😉)
Peter comes from Poland and has been a Physiotherapist for 3 years. What he enjoys most about being a Physio is the satisfaction he gets seeing a patients improvement, and seeing them better. In his spare time he enjoys functional training, weightlifting and having a healthy lifestyle.
We've had nothing but positive comments already, call us to book your appointment.
Busy day today in Cambridge with our physiotherapists, Sara and Mar, using both physiotherapy treatment Rooms at the Cambridge Rugby Club.
(The photos were taken on a sunnier day though!)
This May will see a few changes here at the Cambridgeshire Wellbeing Clinics.
At our Abbot's Ripton Clinic;
Aleksandra has just completed her last day and is heading off on Maternity leave, we wish her all the luck in the world and can't wait to meet her beautiful baby. Meanwhile, as one starts Maternity leave, Mahala is back from Maternity leave. Throughout May she will be working on Fridays, and will return part time in June. (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).
We also have Peter starting with us full time from the 1st May. So keep an eye out for a bit more about him on our meet the team page.
At our Cambridge Clinic;
Did you know our treatment rooms are up and running? Check out our Instagram or Facebook page for pictures.
You can book in with us Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.
As well as Physiotherapy and Sports Care, we also offer a range of Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Pilates or Tai Chi Classes. Email or call us for more information.
Sara and Matt spent the weekend attending the incredible Little People UK 6th Annual Convention. This is now the fifth time we have attended and each year we are encouraged and moved by the kindness, determination and strength of spirit that everyone in the group displays.
Sara joined the panel of medical experts from around the country to answer questions and concerns raised by attendees. She also ran a workshop on managing spinal lordosis through specific exercises and, along with the rest of the medical panel, held clinics over the weekend to assist those with specific concerns.
Matt ran a mindfulness meditation session too.
The highlight was the Saturday evening banquet - great company entertainment and an inspiring awards ceremony.
Thanks to the LPUK team for your hard work, and to all the wonderful friends we have made.
Hotel was busy with sports teams too. Met some of the Bath Rugby Club Squad and Windies Cricket team staying at the Leicester Marriott Hotel.
Hypnotherapist, mindfulness coach and co-owner of the clinics.