*Please note: I consult at Physio Smart, Payneham
WHAT I SPECIALISE IN
Exercise for mental health is my numero uno main love and interest. Whether it be a tool for prevention or treatment, it serves so many benefits for our brains as well as our bodies. Those of us who experience mental health struggles sometimes need slightly different approaches to exercise. Motivation, goal setting, autonomy and adaptability are key focuses.
Movement is fundamental for everything we want to do in life and constitutes a large part of our quality of life! That's why I absolutely can not emphasise how important the basics really are when it comes to moving: stability and mobility. In our approach to "strength" we consider the nervous system, motor programs, movement organisation, coordination, proprioception, postural alignment, structural instability, muscular inhibition and strength of stabilisers. Moving well allows us to enjoy moving more!
Having a chronic condition can understandably make us feel uncertain about exercising. As an exercise physiologist, we have a 4 year university degree to specialise in safe exercise prescription for chronic and complex health conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain and cancer.