preventing back pain

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Exercising while Pregnant.

 

Pregnancy is a unique period of a woman’s life, where lifestyle behaviours, including physical activity can significantly affect your health, as well as that of the fetus. It can be a challenging time to be active and many women are unsure of what is recommended in terms of exercise when expecting. Although guidelines around the world recommend women without contraindications engage in prenatal physical activity, fewer than 15% of women will actually achieve the minimum recommendation of 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity during their pregnancy.

 

The key recommendations from the 2019 Canadian guidelines for physical activity throughout pregnancy are:

1: All women without contraindications should be physically active throughout pregnancy.

2: Pregnant women should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week to achieve clinically meaningful health benefits and reductions in pregnancy complication.

3: Physical activity should be accumulated over a minimum of 3 days per week, however, being active every day is encouraged.

4: Pregnant women should incorporate a variety of aerobic and resistance training.

5: Pelvic Floor muscle training may be performed on a daily basis to reduce the risk of urinary incontinence. Instruction on the proper technique is recommended to obtain optimal benefits.

6: Pregnant woman who experience light-headedness, nausea or feel unwell when they exercise flat on their back should change and avoid this position.

 

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Peak PhysioExercising while Pregnant.
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Do You Suffer From Lower Back Pain?

 

What should you do if you suffer from lower back pain?

  • Get it checked out by a medical professional to make sure it’s nothing serious (physio, doctor, osteo etc.)
  • Short-term physiotherapy interventions can be very useful in the acute stage of lower back pain.
  • Exercise has the best evidence behind it for lowering pain levels at 3 and 6 months.
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EoinDo You Suffer From Lower Back Pain?
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“I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible.”

 

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This is one of the most common thoughts when considering trying out yoga classes and one of the most untrue. If your flexibility is lacking, then you’re exactly the person who SHOULD be doing yoga. The ability to contort yourself into wild and wonderful postures is not a pre-requisite for either participating in or enjoying a yoga class. In fact, contrary to popular belief, complicated, twisty, and extreme postures are not the majority in yoga. Yoga is for everyone, and everyone can do it.

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Eoin“I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible.”
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Pain in the Back?? Don’t Fret!

Most of us will suffer with the dreaded ‘back pain’ at some stage in our lives but DON’T FRET,  it is one of the most common problems that we treat in our clinic. Have a look below to see the ins and outs of back pain. 

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EoinPain in the Back?? Don’t Fret!