New year, new you! You started January with a burst of motivation – this will be the year I’ll exercise regularly! One month in, it’s getting a little hard to maintain. Don’t stress, this is pretty normal and there are ways around it. Here are some tips for achieving your exercise goals this year.
Pick a type of exercise that’s enjoyable. This might be horse-riding, rock-climbing, dancing, mountain-biking. If you hate running (you’re not alone), then choose something else! Your imagination is the only limit.
Pick an exercise that you can do with friends or family. By committing to it together, you’ll have someone there who can keep you accountable on those weeks when motivation is low.
Sometimes a previous injury or fear of injury can stop people exercising. This is where your physio comes in. It’s our job to answer questions like: I have arthritis, can I run? I never did my rehab after ACL surgery, can I get back to soccer? Every pre-season I get pain in my heel, is there anything I can do about this? Your physio is trained to help you plan out the most sensible way of achieving your exercise goals. This is what we love doing!
Eddie is an experienced physio with postgraduate qualifications from Curtin University. He loves getting to know his patients and all of the different work, sport and lifestyle goals that bring them to the clinic.
He is thorough in diagnosing conditions and this sets him up well to create clear, common sense management plans that help his patients get where they want to go.
Eddie has a particular interest in knee pain – at all ages – from sporty kids right through to the management of osteoarthritis.
In his spare time, Eddie loves soccer, music and getting out into the great outdoors. He has a lot of fun seeing his little daughter explore all these things too!
- Knee pain
- Complex, long term pain conditions