Growing old is inevitable – how you do it is a choice you have. #getmoving #staymoving
Studio194 Sue Croft PhysioFitness will provide a range of classes which are safe for women and men to undertake on a regular basis. All instructors will understand about the concept of pelvic floor friendly exercising and be mindful of prescribing exercises that are within the capability of the individual client. The exercise environment will be positive and the instructors will endeavour to ensure the client is enjoying the exercise experience. The Director and the instructors of Studio194 will address any concerns that clients have regarding their programme in a proactive, constructive way.
I am a firm believer in fluidity in life. I never dreamt as a young physiotherapist working in outpatients or intensive care that one day I would be discussing bladders and bowels every day without flinching, but that is exactly what has happened. Bladders, bowels and the pelvic floor are the areas which I have become passionate about and every morning I love getting up and heading off to work to help some more patients with their very silent, secret problems.
Lifestages also affect the direction you take. I have had some very defining moments in my life. Having children – 3 nine pounders – certainly changed things for me in ways I had never dreamt…and I used to teach ante-natal classes! I really had the philosophy that those things happen to women who don’t do their pelvic floor exercises and I was religious with those pelvic floor exercises. But of course I know a lot more now and sometimes sadly the size of the baby, the mode of delivery, the use of forceps, how fast or how slow the delivery is does impact on the pelvic floor dysfunction that a woman is left with.
Another defining moment was not turning 50, nor menopause, but suffering with plantar fascitis about eight years ago. For years and years I played tennis and I have always walked for exercise but when I was struck with severe plantar fascitis, I had to stop all of the tennis and the walking and had to think of another form of exercise. I joined a ladies circuit gym and discovered the pleasure and advantage of doing specific exercises on all parts of the body. With menopause, I did have some significant muscle and joint aches and pains and I found that as I stopped the walking and strengthened specific muscles regularly- the aches and pains vanished and I felt fitter and stronger than ever…note I am not saying slimmer….
So specific, whole body exercise is an important concept and doing it in a way that is safe for your pelvic floor is also something that we have to spread the word about.
I invite you to come to Studio 194 for your exercise journey and hope you enjoy your exercise experience – whether you are an old hand at it or it is the start of something new for you. Let us know if there are any other classes that you would like to see operating.
And finally I want to remind you all that the mobile phone and the couch are today’s biggest risk to good health.
Check out this brilliant video from the Australian Physiotherapy Association…..