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In today’s sedentary society, a wide variety of ailments emanate from a lack of exercise and muscle tone, as well as obesity. There are various complementary medicine regimes, which have been found to assist. However, it is essential to state that none of these should be undertaken without the knowledge of your orthopedic specialist and/or general physician.

Pilates emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness to support efficient, graceful movement. It is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country, as its main advantage is that it can be enjoyed by an extensive range of people. Pilates exercises are reported to make the body stronger, longer, leaner and more able to do anything with grace and ease.

Yoga also involves exercise and endurance, as the body is moved into a variety of postures. Each posture is specifically designed to stretch and strengthen specific muscles in the body. The complexity of the movements is progressive, as the muscles are brought up to their optimum strength.

Water Aerobics
Water aerobics also involves exercise and endurance to strengthen the body and promote optimum health and relaxation. The main advantage is that where weight-bearing joints need to be exercised, the water takes much of the weight of the body, enabling the joints to flex and strengthen without weight. It is particular effective in seniors and persons with back, hip and knee injuries.

Chiropractic involves manipulation of the spine and other joints, and focuses on the realignment of the spine to achieve a pain relief and promote reliable healing. The main goal of the treatment is to align the spine and restore the movement using a series of adjustments to the joints by a chiropractor. The treatment can be of great help for people suffering from back pains and spine related pains.

Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage Therapy uses a repertoire of hand movements to release stress. The various hand movements not only relax the muscles in the body, the friction of the movement warms the tissue and brings relief.

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