Shoulder Blade Squeeze

Shoulder Blade Squeeze

The shoulder joint is the major joint connecting the upper limb to the trunk. It is also the most mobile of joints in the human body, however, because of this it is also one of the joints most susceptible to…

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Hip Exercises

Hip Exercises

One of the primary contributions to the development of arthritis is prolonged overuse or imperfect loading of a weight bearing joint. As one of the primary load bearing joints in the human body, the hip joint is particularly susceptible to…

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New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

  A paper recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine1, shows that a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity (HIIPA) or regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing, is likely to produce health benefits,…

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Exercise of the Month – Hand Exercises

Exercise of the Month – Hand Exercises

Hand exercises may help to reduce stiffness, improve muscle strength and joint range of motion in people who have arthritis. There is no one-size-fits-all hand prescription for people with arthritis, but an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or rheumatologist can help design…

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Exercise of the Month – Warm Water Exercise

Exercise of the Month – Warm Water Exercise

Water exercise involves exercising in a pool – usually a heated, warm water pool – and may also be called ‘hydrotherapy’. It is one of the most comfortable and effective ways that a person with arthritis can exercise because the…

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Benefits of Strength Training

Benefits of Strength Training

Strength training is a name for activities or exercises that build the strength of your muscles. Strength training involves working your muscles a little harder than you do in normal life, usually against some form of resistance. You can do…

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Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Wall plank – example of a modified plank This month’s exercise of the month focuses on the abdomen. Considered the centre of the body, it is what connects the upper half of the body to the lower half. Formed by…

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