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This month’s success story is about a pair of long term beloved clients and long term best friends!
Read all about the preventative measures we should be taking as falls become a more common thing as we grow older.
Were you at our Real Time Ultra Sound Preview Night? Have a look at our recap of the night.
The recent blackout meant cold leftovers for most us, have a look at our Gazpacho alternative!
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This month we interviewed two of our closest clients, with both of them very well known within the corehealth family for their mischievous stories / adventures and a great attitude towards life!
Miffy and Libby who are only 12 months apart in age, met at kindergarten when they were just 4 years old. Both of them lived on Portrush Road while they were growing up and can tell many stories of how the area has changed; including the fact that you could walk along Portrush without the risk of being run over by a truck.
Both completed their education at PGS – Presbyterian Girls College; or as Miffy and Libby liked to call it, ‘Pigs Grunting College’. Many of you would now know this school as Seymour College. As this school was an all girls school, neither Miffy nor Libby were surprised at the fact that by the time they graduated they were / (some might say still are) scared of boys and men!
Throughout their schooling, Miffy was always the one to ‘pull a sicky’ experiencing regular headaches and migraines. Both Miffy and Libby were members of the G-String group while at school, also known as ‘The General Academic Group’, which was made up of those girls with average grades and or other interests… During their teenage years, they were often found climbing the almond tree in Miffy’s backyard into their tree-house or ‘The Snoozery’ where smoking was “at times acceptable routine..”
Once they both graduated from ‘Pigs Grunting College’, they left home to complete hospital training to become nurses. Libby spent 2 years in Perth as a nurse at a children’s hospital, while Miffy got married and had 3 children. Libby eventually found her way back home to Adelaide after becoming home sick, and continued her nursing at an eye specialist on North Terrace.
While Miffy was busy looking after her growing family, Libby married at the age of 27, or as she puts it ‘almost left on the shelf’. She then had 2 children and became passionate about cooking and followed her passion into owning a cooking shop in the Central Market.
Miffy and Libby have remained very close friends, taking regular holidays together to places such as Thailand and Western Australia. They also play bridge together every 2 weeks, which they have done regularly for the past 20 years (even though Libby describes Miffy as a bad bridge player!). They both describe each other as strong, independent women who are always fun to be around.
And that brings us to the start of their corehealth story!
Libby was first to start attending at corehealth for treatment of hip bursitis prior to a trip to Western Australia she was taking with Miffy and their bridge group. While on this trip, Miffy saw Libby completing some ‘strange’ exercises that looked quite challenging and requiring lots of coordination. Miffy wanted to be as strong and coordinated as Libby, so she started attending regular sessions at corehealth. It makes sense that two women who have spent the majority of their life together should complete their exercise together!
At the start of their classes, they both felt completely uncoordinated, with the greatest challenge being having to count their sets and reps. Miffy and Libby both wish that they had started at corehealth earlier in life, and hope that this will help them continue to live a longer and social life for a long time yet! They both describe the service they receive as very personal and love the fact that each staff member knows the reasons and what they are here for.
When Miffy and Libby reflect on life, they endeavour to continue to live a good life and to appreciate it. They believe that everyone should consider themselves lucky, as this is the only chance you get at life!
The corehealth family would like to wish Miffy and Libby continued success in their exercise and lifestyle goals, and would very much like them to continue to share their stories with anyone who will listen!
Written by Sarah Bernhart
The Importance of Exercise in Falls Prevention
It is common knowledge that as we get older, we become weaker and more susceptible to falls. The result of a fall can range in severity, from minor injuries to more severe immobilising injuries. The incidence and severity of falls increase steadily after the age of 60. Approximately 35-40% of the over 65 generally healthy population will fall annually. This rate increases again after the age of 75.
Falls are accompanied with decline in physiological functioning, injury, early nursing home admissions and even mortality. There are a variety of factors and situations that increase the risk of falls such as age, physiological decline, disease and hazards within the environment. However, there are a number of ways to prevent this from occurring. There are falls prevention programs that are developed for people at risk of falling. These programs consist of 2 main aspects; home modifications and exercise participation.
Modifications to the home/surroundings
There are a lot of modifications that can be made around the home of an at risk person. There are companies that specialise in the installation of these modifications that are specific to the individual’s needs. Some of the modifications include:
- fitting ramps and other mobility aids, to avoid tripping on stairs/steps/uneven surfaces
- hand rails to assist in walking around the house and getting up from seated positions
- shower rails to prevent slipping over
As we age, there is a decrease in our muscle composition as well as physiological functioning. The aim of an exercise based fall prevention program is to reduce the risk by improving strength, endurance and balance. These programs are tailor-made to meet the needs and requirements of the individual. They can incorporate both gym based exercise and home based exercises. For the program to be beneficial the intensity and difficulty should be regularly increased, within the individuals’ capabilities, to ensure there are improvements in the required areas. The exercise management should be easy to maintain to ensure that there is consistency.
It is very important to continue to exercise as we get older, and encourage our elderly loved ones to participate in regular exercise. This will assist in preventing the occurrence of falls and increase quality of life.
Written by Courtney Hutton
Our Core Muscles/Spine Pathologies and Real Time Ultrasound Preview Night was a great success! Many of us realised that we were not actually contracting our core properly, and a very special few got to see their core up close and personal on the big screen! Amir taught us all about Spine Pathologies and why certain injuries happen and the best way to prevent them. Make sure to ask your EP or Physiotherapist next time you see them if you are interested in our Real Time Ultra Sound or if you would like to find out more about it.
Thank you to everyone who came and keep a look out for the video on our Facebook in the next few weeks! Also stay tuned for our next upcoming seminar held by a few our Army Veteran clients, you definitely do not want to miss out on this one!
#strongkids Program 2016-17
Our #strongkids program is returning this Summer holidays!
Corehealth’s #strongkids program is specifically developed to help encourage physical activity in children through fun and interactive exercises, encouraging them to take ownership of their well-being and lifestyle habits. Furthermore, it serves as a preventative measure for sporting injuries, future adult chronic / musculoskeletal problems and helps improve their self-esteem. An individual assessment will allow us to design an individualised program for your child, taking into considering his/her strengths, weaknesses and developmental needs. The #strongkids program is suitable for children of all fitness levels from ages 6 – 16 years. Sessions run from 30 – 60 mins, depending on each child’s fitness level and attention span. Conducted in a fun and interactive group setting, the program fosters sportsmanship and teamwork in the children and enhances their knowledge of healthy lifestyle habits and anatomical movements.
This year’s theme is “Zoo” where each session is based around a different animal. We will compare the anatomy of the animal to humans and how their physiology helps them to achieve whatever they are known to be good at e.g. Cheetah – focus on running and agility tasks and Kangaroo – focus on jumping.
This years program will run from Saturday 17 Dec 2016 – Sunday 29th January 2017
Testing on 17th Dec 2016 (Sat) 1.5hrs
Week 1: 19/12 (Mon) and 21/12 (Wed)
Week 2: 4/1 (Wed) and Fri 13/1 (Fri)
Week 3: 16/1 (Mon) and 18/1 (Wed)
Week 4: 23/1 (Mon) and 25/1 (Wed)
Final Testing: 27/1 (Saturday) 1.5hrs
Please contact us for enrolments on 08 8364 3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let your child in on the fun at corehealth.
In light of the recent blackout that got us all eating baked beans and sandwiches, why not try this interesting and easy no cook soup? The perfect meal for when the stoves stop working!
Gazpacho with Goat Cheese
1 kg very ripe peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped (alternatively 2 cans of diced tomatoes)
2 small cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped
2 red bell peppers, roughly chopped
1 cucumber peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Salt and black pepper
85 grams goat cheese, crumbled
1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears)
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
crusty bread (optional)
1. Working in batches, place the tomatoes, garlic, onion, bell peppers, and cucumbers in a bowl and mash until almost pureed.
2. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the lemon juice, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
3. Ladle the soup into individual bowls and top with the goat cheese, corn, and cilantro.
4. Drizzle with the olive oil and serve with the crusty bread (if using).
Alternatively try warming it up in a small saucepan on top of a rack with candles underneath, it actually works!
– Suggested by Marissa Carter