The contemporary western world’s lifestyle has long been sustained by sociocultural systems that promote habits that are unsustainable in society. For decades, this system encourages the consumption of high toxicity goods, foods, and productivity over quality of life.
We know that smoking causes cancer, fast food is linked to morbid obesity and pressure or stress in either work or life related parts of life can lead to cardiovascular disease. At the same time, more and more research indicate that lack of emotional management and mental self care habits are supporting stress, anxiety and depression. It’s more clear now than ever that unhealthy habits are deeply embedded in both work and daily life.

Did you know that one of the leading causes of low productivity and absenteeism in the workplace is poor employee wellness?
Show your employees that you care. Give your team the fitness and motivation to be happy and succeed in the workplace.

Together with our partners at The Capacity Specialists, we are working to change the game and help companies improve.

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Acupuncture has a somewhat mysterious image and as a result I’m very used to the questions surrounding it.

In the video you’ll find an answer to the following questions:

  • What is acupuncture and how does Eastern (Asian) style compared to Western style (dry needling)
  • Is the treatment painful?
  • Is the treatment effective?
  • What should I consider and expect from treatment?
  • What kind of problems are best treated with acupuncture?

If you have any more questions about this powerful treatment method, feel free to send me a message or make an appointment for a trial session

See our new group class schedule for March 2021

All our group classes are done in a private, air-conditioned and modern personal training studio with a Qualified coach.

We pride ourselves in providing a personal touch and are have the experience to help anyone, no matter what level of fitness you’re at.

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IMPORTANT NOTE :

Course Launching in January 2021, First 5 Sign-ups receive 50% Discount


* Course comes with Kettlebell to use for duration of the course (Deposit required) 

* This option is only available locally 

* Program can also be followed with own equipment 

* Course needs to be completed within 1 month for certificate 

* Course content will be permanently available 

* Private sessions are available at discounted rate during course

* Kettlebell can be traded for lighter / heavier weight according to needs during program (as available)

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Physiotherapy Treatments Explained: Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is a treatment used by physical therapists or occupational therapists to relieve pain and to promote tissue healing. While ultrasound therapy is not effective for all chronic pain conditions, it may help reduce your pain if you have any of the following:

Osteoarthritis
Myofascial pain
Bursitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain caused by scar tissue
Phantom limb pain
Sprains and strains

“Dear Mark,   I have a dilemma. I have a worn-out back, actrosis, edema, degeneration and 2 bulges l4-l5 and l5-S1. No nerve damage according to EMG and no entrapment according to MRI. Occasionally loss of feeling right toes, right leg and / or right buttock. They say it is radicular or something. Not treatable. Now I want to do some exercise myself despite the pain The pain clinic recommends Mensendieck / Cesar exercise therapy and stop everything else.

The physical therapist and manual therapist I go to in recommend medical fitness. The neurologist says that both are not scientifically substantiated. With exercise therapy I have to stick to the schedule they indicated, said the pain clinic and I am not allowed to garden. However, this is impossible since I have a 1300 m2 garden. So I tend to opt for medical fitness. But I’m unsure. Can you advise me?”

Hi Marco,

Excellent question and very understandable that there is some confusion when two different specialists give you advice which is directly opposite.
I think I can definitely get you started, let’s take a look at the points step by step.

MRI

In my opinion, the results of your MRI are promising. No nerve damage is the most determining factor. Things like degeneration and bulges sound scary, but nowadays we know that they are very common, even with people without complaints.
In the 40-50 age group, 68-80% of the population has this! And those are people without complaints, so they are not even aware of it! These factors therefore do not have to pose any restrictions at all.

Medical Fitness

I agree with your Physical Therapist in this area. Exercise programs that have been compiled with care generally have a tremendous influence on the complaints picture. It is important to find a therapist with a sports background who can look closely at the movements that are required during gardening. It would be even more ideal if he / she can drop by to see the garden and get an idea of ​​how you are moving there.
Once this is clear, the necessary movements can be simplified to a level where the practice does not cause any complaints. From this point on, the program will be adapted to more and more resemble the activities during gardening. With good guidance, this should be all right.

During the build-up period I would recommend getting help for the garden. This can be a salaried person, but there are often also interns or volunteers who are happy to lend a hand. This way you can temporarily relinquish the difficult things yourself and for someone else this can be a very valuable learning period!

I hope this helps. If you cannot find anyone in the area, it is possible to request online guidance from us.

Kind regards,

Mark Chen