The month of May promotes the launch of the theme for Spinal Health Week (May 19-25) "Live Better, We’ve Got Your Back", a national initiative of the CAA.
Every year 20-40% of adults over 60 have a fall. Often some slight dizziness or a loss of balance will be dismissed as signs of “old age”, however these seemingly small symptoms can cause falls and hip fractures which can lead to hospitalisation and other serious adverse events.
With the London Olympics finally here, Aussies will be reminded why as well as being one of our favourite pastimes, swimming is a fantastic way for people of all ages to keep fit and stay healthy.
The golf swing can be particularly hazardous to the body if done incorrectly and therefore it is vital to ensure stabilisation of the spine is occurring in order to reduce the likeliness of injury.
Perfect abdominal breathing is readily observed in the newborn but unfortunately as we age, tension and stress in our day-to-day lives restrict this preferred pattern, resulting in a chronic and largely detrimental pattern of breathing.
At the risk of a potential domino effect, I ask 170 retirees to stand on one leg. For those that already aren't too wobbly, I ask them to close their eyes. The room sways... and is soon followed by much laughter.
It's that time of year where we are seeing people after their snow adventures. Many people have done the right thing and started a knee strengthening programme before they hit the slopes, and others have just "hit" the slopes.
A recent press release from Gartner, talks about how touchscreen technology has been present in various industrial applications for over 20 years, and that “Multitouch on smartphones and the Apple iPhone phenomenon have shown users how useful touch can be with the right implementation, and Apple's introduction of the larger iPad has set off a wave of speculation about changing the industry.”