We hope that everyone has now settled into the new year and moving well. This month we are discussing some improvements to our booking process, a video tip to improve how you sit at work, Pilates classes restarting and some great core strengthening exercises for children and adolescents.
Online Bookings Now Available
We are pleased to announce that we now have an online booking service. Simply click on the button below to check it out or go to our website and select the book now tab in the top right hand corner. You will be able to choose which physiotherapist you would like to see, at a time and location convenient to you.
Currently, we are only taking adult bookings, so please if you have children wanting to come and see one our specialist paediatric physiotherapists, please call our reception staff who will find the appropriate physio for you.
See how simple it is to use our online booking portal here >> Online Bookings
Video tip of the month If you're experiencing back or shoulder pain at work, physiotherapist and exercise physiologistMichael Butters explains how to avoid pain when sitting at your desk for long periods at work.
Pilates classes are filling up fast!
Our Pilates class for next term is filling up fast. If you are a current attendee of the classes, you can now secure your spot for your next term. For all new people, you can book after the 1st of April. The next term of the classes will start on Monday the 24th of April until Saturday 24th of June. We have a variety of classes from intermediate to advance from starting from 7:30am to 7:00pm 6 days a week. Please call or pop in to organise a time that would be convenient for you.
Help! I think my child has weak core muscles
Your Physiotherapist may have told you that you have a weak core and need to strengthen the deep muscles of your stomach, spine, pelvis and shoulders. Have you ever thought that your child may be in the same boat? Increased hours spent sitting at screens and on mobile devices are one of the many reasons we are seeing more and more children who need to strengthen their core.
Here are the most common signs that your child’s core might be weak:
Slumping and slouching a lot or leaning on furniture or other people
Elbows on the table at mealtime
Laying head on the desk while writing or poor hand-writing
Fidgeting and difficult to sit still or have an odd running style
Excessive fatigue during the day.
Strengthening the core muscles can be fun and doesn’t usually require much equipment. To learn how to target and specifically strengthen stomach, back and gluteal muscles, make an appointment for your child to see one of our Children’s Physiotherapists. But in the meantime, try some of these easy core strengthening exercises and activities with your kids:
Walking on a balance beam while throwing and catching a ball
Climbing a rope ladder
Riding a scooter or bike
Wrestling without falling over
Wheel barrow races.
Book online:www.stleonardsphysio.com.auPh:(02) 9438 1782 Address:G06/15 Atchison Street, St Leonards, NSW, 2065