Author Archives: Kirsten Wilkes
Frozen shoulder exercises
Thu,May 12, 2016 at 11:40AM by Kirsten Wilkes
Could you be suffering from frozen shoulder AKA adhesive capsulitis? Do you have difficulties putting your hands behind you head? Lifting your arms out to the sides? Reaching into your back pocket? Doing up your bra? You may have frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder symptoms Adhesive capsulitis, commonly referred to as frozen shoulder, is a condition characterised by…..
Sports Taping by Professional Physiotherapists
Thu,Feb 25, 2016 at 02:00AM by Kirsten Wilkes
Sports taping for sports injuries With the winter sports season around the corner sports taping increases in importance for sports people, whether they be amateur or professional. As a physiotherapist my attention turns to the increased injury rate associated with starting each new season. Injuries often occur due to inadequate preparation or progressing too quickly. How these…..
Kegel exercises and pelvic floor exercises to keep your pelvic floor healthy
Tue,Jun 02, 2015 at 03:16PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Your pelvic floor and what you should know about it … When we think of core strength, what immediately comes to mind is our abdominal muscles. However, our core is much more complex. There is no standardised definition of core strength, however, the core muscles can be thought of as those that help us maintain…..
Two simple exercises to help prevent hamstring strain
Tue,Apr 07, 2015 at 05:09PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Hamstring strains and running Running is becoming more and more popular as a form of exercise. It is great to see people getting out and becoming more active, however with this increased activity we are seeing an increase in the amount of patients with running related injuries such as hamstring strain. There are a variety…..
Physiotherapy for back pain
Tue,Mar 17, 2015 at 05:37PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Almost everyone has had some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. It may have started after a tackle at a sporting event, after moving house or after a long day sitting at a desk. It may be just a little niggle that comes on from time to time, or the…..
Rectus diastasis – separation of the tummy muscles
Fri,Feb 06, 2015 at 03:37PM by Kirsten Wilkes
What is rectus diastasis? Rectus diastasis (also known as diastasis recti) is the separation of the connective tissue (fascia) that joins the left and right sides of the abdominal muscles together. This occurs most commonly in pre or post partum women. The hormonal changes during pregnancy coupled with the increased load on the abdominal muscles…..
What are the benefits of doing pregnancy pilates?
Thu,Feb 05, 2015 at 03:35PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Changes during pregnancy There are myriad changes that occur to the body and progress right throughout pregnancy. Many of these changes will affect the activities that a person is able to perform, as well as the exercises that they feel safe and comfortable doing. It is, however, important for women to maintain their health, strength…..
Pelvic stability exercises and tests for runners to do at home
Sat,Jan 24, 2015 at 12:53PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Importance of pelvic stability for runners Increasing daily physical activity is one of the top New Year’s resolutions year after year. As a physiotherapist it is always great to see people getting more active and moving their bodies in different ways, however this is often a time when new injuries occur. Running is a complex…..