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12 November 2020

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Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

by Elizabeth Hughes
If you've been online or near a gym lately you've probably heard someone talking about Pilates. Although it has become incredibly popular in recent years, Pilates actually dates back to the early 20th century.  What is Pilates? Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that focuses on improving postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance. Although it may look like easy stretches, Pilates should definitely feel like a workout. Even though Pilates is a low-impact w...

24 September 2020

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Back into Exercise

Top 5 Reasons to Get Back into Exercise

by Elizabeth Hughes
Lockdown and working from home left a lot of us sitting on the couch watching Netflix, but it's never too late to get back on track! Exercise has a variety of benefits and can significantly improve the quality of your life.  Whether you're suffering from poor mental health or stress - hello, global pandemic! - chronic fatigue, chronic pain, or other debilitating health conditions, exercise is a great way to keep you happy and healthy. If you're struggling to incorporate...

27 August 2020

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Improving Your Posture While Working from Home

Improving Your Posture While Working from Home

by Zoltan Marosszeky
Has the COVID-19 pandemic seen you working from home more often? Here at Newcastle Integrated Physiotherapy, we have seen a rise in patients with neck and back pain caused by working in less than ideal setups. If you're working from bed or the couch, you're likely causing yourself unnecessary pain and potential long-term damage. Even if you're back in the office, correct posture and a good working environment are critical! What is posture? Posture refers to the way tha...

5 May 2020

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Exercise For Kids

Exercise For Kids

by Hayley Harwood
There is a sad reality that our kids are not exercising or moving enough. And this has devastating consequences for not only their physical development and health, but also their mental health. Exercise cannot be underrated for the crucial role it plays in development. -Exercise strengthens and stretches muscle -Exercise builds strong and healthy bones -Exercise improves coordination and reflexes -Exercise manages weight -Exercise improves cardiovascular function and reduces the...

2 March 2020

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Calf Pain

Calf Pain

by Elizabeth Hughes
Calf pain can be caused by a range of different issues, with the most common causes being a muscle strain or Achilles tendinopathy. The calf muscle is commonly strained due to the complex structure of the muscle itself as well as its involvement in most of the movements you perform in life. These injuries can generally occur for a range of different reasons. These include: -poor calf flexibility and ankle stiffness
-poor biomechanics
-calf muscle weakness
-inadequate warm up prior ...

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