The importance of stretching

Stretching is an important part of any health and conditioning program. Stretching can assist with improving strength, flexibility, mobility, functionality, reduce pain and inflammation, aid in recovery and may even help prevent further injury, when done with the correct format and technique.

Our daily lifestyle directly influences the imbalances in our body; whether it’s sedentary work, sitting down in an office all day, whether you’re on your feet running around, lifting and bending as a tradie or anything in between, our daily activity or lack thereof, can poorly impact our body.

We provide one on one assisted stretching, applied bands or solo stretching techniques. We focus on freedom and flexibility of your joints and tendons and relieve muscle tension in your body.

Experience grace and ease in the body with one of our experienced Instructors as they assist you in freeing up tight joints to help you move more fluidly again, release tension and allow your body to feel more freedom, assist you to relax completely and increase sensations in your body.

Stretching is for everyone. Your sleep will improve and wake up feeling more refreshed, you will move better, with a greater sense of freedom and flexibility, your athletic ability will increase and recovery will be quicker, it will help reduce the risk of an injury and you will move about your day with greater ease and freedom.

Come and stretch with one of our qualified Instructors today.

Pain and Injury Management for Office Workers

  • Do you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time, hunched over a desk or a computer?
  • Are you a tradie, bending over and lifting all day everyday as part of your job?
  • Are you a Doctor, Dentist or other health professional bending all day or placed in awkward positions to be able to serve your clients?
  • Are you a student, hunch over your books and laptop for hours on end, studying for your degree?
  • Are you a tattooist, sitting in a chair and bending over for hours creating your craft?

No matter how you spend your days or your occupation, many of us spend our days bending, climbing, carrying, twisting, turning and suffering in silence with back and neck pain.

Even with correct lifting techniques, physical labour can result in back, neck, knee and shoulder pain or injury.

Many of these factors have a profound affect of your lifestyle. Back and neck pain has become the number one reason for absenteeism from work and approximately 80% of Australians visit their GP each year to manage their pain.

What if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way? That freedom from pain is possible.

Research has repeatedly proven that movement along with adequate nutrition and sleep is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it improve the way we look and feel, it also improves our function, movement, strength, flexibility and agility. By looking and feeling good, it directly impacts and improves our daily lifestyle.

At the OMC we understand how pain can have a huge impact in your life and would like to demonstrate ways on how utilising MedX equipment along with functional movement and exercise can effectively manage and in some cases eliminate pain and reinjury.

Our goal is to help you achieve an optimum lifestyle, to live, work and play with optimum health. By maintaining a strong core and activating and stabilising the correct muscle groups, pain and discomfort can be a thing of the past and you can continue doing what you love and live pain free*.

No two bodies are the same, we all have different needs and requirements. Our daily factors and unique bodies require a unique training program. Combining MedX equipment along with functional exercises, strength and conditioning, as well as rehabilitation and injury prevention training, we will tailor a program to ensure you gain the most benefits from your training and to live a pain free* life.

MedX equipment has been scientifically designed and uses proven technology, incorporating years and millions of dollars of medically based, independent and university based research. This equipment is designed to increase strength, endurance and range of motion. We have linked 75 Clinically Published Research Medical journal articles that confirm that MedX's proprietary technology can materially decrease chronic spine-related pain issues, restore spinal function, reduce or eliminate the need for ongoing care, and improve patients’ quality of life. We think that’s pretty exciting news!

Clinical Published Research – 75 Reasons to Believe
http://medxonline.net/research-articles/
https://www.medxonline.co.uk/medx-therapie-2/research/

Our programs incorporate MedX equipment along with functional exercises to build strength, increase power, mobility, flexibility, agility, endurance, reduce pain and prevent further injury. Functional exercises follow the body’s natural movement and we will ensure your unique program will help restore your body’s movements to sustain you throughout your day, improving your healthy and physicality.

If you would like more information on living a pain free lifestyle we would love the opportunity to meet you. Whether it is for pain management and rehabilitation, maintenance of a healthy and active body or to assist with athletic endeavours, our professional trainers will create a tailored program to suit your specific needs.

Don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself today. Your first session is FREE!

Contact us for your complimentary session today by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.

* Individual results vary. Everyone is different and results vary from person to person. Many of our clients have reported a reduction in their pain and discomfort and an increase in their functionality and mobility.


Movement made fun for children with ASD

Regardless of whether your child has been diagnosed with autism, ASD, ADHD, ADD or another learning difficulty, one thing is for sure: functional training and exercise are valuable natural treatments. 

Numerous reports prove the impact that staying active has on maintaining health and wellbeing, as well as aiding the brain’s ability to be reorganised as it develops, grows, changes and heals.

While physical exercise is a beneficial treatment for autism and ADHD, it can also pose a challenge for children with learning difficulties. Your child may be easily distracted in noisy environments, struggle to listen to instructions, and find visual or organisational learning challenging. This is where we can help.

But First, What Is ADHD, ADD And Autism?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder have been described as hyperactivity, impulsive behaviours, or difficulties in concentrating. Children and adults with these learning difficulties are often unable to sit still, struggle to finish projects, and can be forgetful. With autism, certain areas of the brain are impaired, leading to difficulty with emotional control, memory, learning capacity and perceptions.

How Can Exercise Help ASD?

Learning for children with ADHD, ADD, ASD and autism is influenced heavily by their neural pathways, which studies suggest we do have some power to change.

Neuroplasticity, or the reorganising of our brains, has shown promising results. Recent research indicates that by consistently working hard at positive change behaviour, and with exerted effort, we can in fact reorganise our brains.

The reason exercise is such a valued natural treatment for ADHD is because it works by reorganising the brain in a ‘natural’ manner. Functional exercises that follow the body’s natural movements can be repeated in children with learning difficulties to help increase new neural connections in their brains, and ultimately improve brain function.

The brain has a remarkable ability to develop, grow, change, heal and complete complex tasks, and the most exciting bit? Neuroplasticity is more dynamic in younger brains. This shows great promise for being able to assist children with ADHD, ADD, autism or other learning difficulties.

A Natural Treatment For ADHD, ADD And Autism 

At the Optimum Movement Centre we understand the importance of physical movement for children with learning difficulties, and incorporate many of the common strategies prescribed by specialists into our exercises.

These strategies help naturally treat ADHD, ADD and autism by helping to reorganise the brain. This includes, but is not limited to, being switched-on, using intense focus, performing tasks repetitively, practicing skills sets and techniques, using visualisation techniques, playing out scenarios, and reinforcing positive behaviours. 

By finding what best suits your child, then practicing and developing this strategy, we are able to greatly benefit them on their journey.

What Does This Functional Training Actually Look Like?

Our professional instructors at the Optimum Movement Centre utilise the above principles when training children, and take a systematic approach to their learning. Each lesson is structured to be ‘hands-on’ and uses repetition so that your child gets to practice the tasks and techniques. There are also audio cues and visual learning activities throughout the session to keep your child engaged.

We incorporate whole body exercises, bilateral and unilateral tasks, and skills that allow your child to use their body dynamically, and in ways they may not have tried before. Several moving parts will come together as they begin to coordinate left and right, top to bottom, forwards and backwards. Cognitive function improves as they use both left and right sides of the brain and body in a fun and creative environment.

Movement based games help autistic children to focus and develop problem solving skills in a safe and fun environment, whilst also improving their fitness, coordination, mindfulness and presence. 

Your Child Is Unique, And So Are Our Programs

We understand all children are different, which is why we create programs specifically designed to support your child’s unique needs. A program for instance, that supports athletic endeavours will look very different from a program geared towards movement and coordination. A busy group environment may see some children thrive, whereas others may be easily distracted or overwhelmed, and respond better in one-on-one sessions.

Our experienced instructors will work with you to create a plan that best serves your child. If your child retracts in a group setting, then a one-on-one private session that ensures your child receives the undivided attention of an experienced instructor may be the answer.

Let Us Help

At the Optimum Movement Centre we are incredibly passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children with learning difficulties. If your child has been diagnosed with autism, ASD, ADHD, ADD or another learning difficulty, and you would like to learn how you can improve their overall health and wellbeing, please reach out today. 

Simply fill on the form below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss how we can be of service to you and your child.

 

Sources:
http://web.stanford.edu/group/hopes/cgi-bin/hopes_test/neuroplasticity/
https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40362
http://reset.me/story/neuroplasticity-the-10-fundamentals-of-rewiring-your-brain/
https://www.thebestbrainpossible.com/youre-not-stuck-with-the-brain-you-were-born-with-2/
https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2016/03/23/physical-and-mental-exercises-protect-memory-by-rewiring-the-bra.html
http://www.authenticityassociates.com/neural-plasticity-4-steps-to-change-your-brain/

Freedom from Pain

  • Do you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time, hunched over a desk or computer?
  • Are you a tradie, bending over and lifting all day everyday as part of your job?
  • Are you a Doctor, Dentist or other health professional bending all day or placed in awkward positions to be able to serve your clients?
  • Are you a student, hunch over your books and laptop for hours on end, studying for your degree?
  • Are you a tattooist, sitting in a chair and bending over for hours creating your craft?

No matter how you spend your days or your occupation, many of us spend our days bending, climbing, carrying, twisting, turning and suffering in silence with back and neck pain.

Many of these factors have a profound affect of your lifestyle. Back and neck pain has become the number one reason for absenteeism from work and approximately 80% of Australians visit their GP each year to manage their pain.

What if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way? That freedom from pain is possible.

Freedom from a Sedentary Lifestyle

Do you live a sedentary lifestyle?
Does your job force you to stay in one spot all day, everyday?
Are you stuck in an office 8+ hours a day, tied to a desk and chair?
Is your mobility impaired due to injury or illness?
Do you want to be more active however can’t find the time to dedicate hours to activity?
Do you hate gyms?

 

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