LAMBERT ON: Helping you address any aches, pains, discomfort and fatigue -in a stressful world.

Jan 19 2020 6 mins 2

Exercise therapy is best defined as the prescription of bodily movement to correct impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of wellbeing. It may vary from carefully selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and/or vigorous activities that can return an injured person back to their peak of physical condition. Exercise therapy seeks to accomplish the following goals:¥Enable ambulation; ¥Release contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia; ¥Mobilise joints;¥Improve circulation; ¥Improve respiratory capacity;¥Improve coordination; ¥Reduce rigidity;¥Improve balance; ¥Promote relaxation; ¥Improve muscle strength; ¥Improve exercise performance and functional capacity (endurance)The last 2 goals mirror an individual's overall physical fitness, a state characterised by good muscle strength combined with good endurance. The final goal of rehabilitation is to achieve (when possible) an optimal level of physical fitness by the end of the exercise therapy regimen, irrespective of the initial types of exercise required to remedy an injured persons specific condition. The content we will cover has been devised to ensure a quick return to fitness following the most common injuries and covers ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and back exercises.Preventing injuries at all costsMost sporting injuries occur to ligaments, tendons and muscles, with only about 5% of sports injuries involving broken bones. Most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments) and strains (injuries to muscles) caused when an abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. Ways to reduce injury:¥Wear the right equipment - Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear;¥Increase flexibility - Stretching exercises before and after exercise; ¥Strengthen muscles – Adding resistance exercises to your workouts; ¥Use the correct technique- This should be reinforced during the initial stages; ¥Take breaks – Certain rest periods can reduce injuries and prevent heat illness;¥Stop your workout - If there is sharp pain or a pain that is getting worse with your activity.¥Avoid heat injury - By drinking plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise. Decrease or stop during high heat/humidity periods and prevent heat injury by wearing lighter clothing. Rehabilitation & FitnessEven though I was previously an exercise rehabilitation therapist who has worked alongside physiotherapists, it can never prepare you enough for rehabilitating yourself after an injury or operation. Having had a rest period of 3 months after my knee operation, it gave me enough time to work on my own program related to exercise therapy. This program gave me a platform to work from in order to put together a book which can be found here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/wayne-lambert/exercise-therapy-progressive-rehabilitation-exercises/paperback/product-6007996.htmlExercise therapy plays an important role in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. Although most exercise therapy rehabilitation takes place in the gym, home exercises are also vital to ensure the success of a rehabilitation program -also outdoor rehab is required if your sport is played outside. Engage with us on any of our platforms on LAMBERT Wellbeing, and we would really appreciate it if you could subscribe and hit the notification bell on our YouTube channel. Our website also has many resources to assist you on your wellness journey www.lambertwellbeing.com.












How 'our difference' will help you and those you care about prevent ill-health in the future
Nov 11 2019 7 mins  
How our 'difference' will help you and those you are responsible for prevent ill-health in the futureOur point of difference Beyond our specialisation in wellbeing, we continuously demonstrate an unwavering passion and belief in the role that wellbeing plays in modern society. We have an innate ability to spark large-scale change within corporates, community organisations and individuals; becoming a catalyst for companies and individuals to understand their symbiotic relationship between each other and the environment in which they live and work. It is this innate ability that produces extraordinary results, time after time. Our core purpose To help corporates, community organisations and individuals be the best that they can by embracing physical, spiritual, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Our mission statement Our mission is to provide professional wellbeing services to corporates, community organisations and individuals who fully understands and appreciate their importance. By providing world-class consultation and action planning, LAMBERT is instrumental in improving the quality of life in corporates, community organisations and individuals, therefore ensuring that wellbeing is seen as a routine necessity, not a luxury. Our brand values Belief Has confidence, faith and trust Determination Has complete and wholehearted devotion Discipline Always maintains a state of control Respect Shows regard and consideration Accountability Holds themselves liable, or answerable Knowledge Has a capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding and an aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts and meanings Promoting similar valuesBelief Helping you to believe - give you confidence, faith and trust Determination Helping you to have complete and wholehearted devotion Discipline Helping you to always maintain a state of control Respect Helping you to show regard and consideration Accountability Helping you to hold yourself liable, or answerable Knowledge Helping you to have a capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding and an aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts and meanings Our brand promiseUltimately, we promise to help corporates, community organisations and individuals be the best that they can be through physical, spiritual, mental and emotional fitness. Value propositionBeyond our specialisation in organisational wellbeing, we continuously demonstrate an unwavering passion and belief in the role that wellbeing plays in modern society. We have an innate ability to spark large-scale change within corporates, community organisations and individuals; becoming a catalyst for YOU to understand YOUR symbiotic relationship between YOURself and the environment in which you exist. LAMBERTS aim for you - whether you want to implement a c-wb program in your org/improve your body-image in the gym/lose weight/reduce any aches, pains or discomfort - or just to generally feel better tomorrow than you do todayThe aim of LAMBERT and our wellbeing consultants is to raise public awareness of ill-health, and assist business owners, their employees, families and local communities to make healthy lifestyle changes and to:Draw attention to the rise in ill-health and the risks involved of ‘doing nothing’ - to enable key decision makers to intervene in areas such as;How to improve nutrition, exercise tolerance and reduce stress - addressing any barriers in these areas….and more!These aims are appropriate now more than ever, because every one of us is a key decision maker (business owner / community representative / and carers for those you love-friends-family- parents of children for e.g. - and once you become more aware of the...




Do you do HIIT for fitness, health or just quicker results?
Nov 08 2019 3 mins  
Do you do HIIT for fitness, health or just quicker results? | LAMBERT ON: Your fitness journeyThe basic structure of HIIT – short periods of high intensity exercise alternating with usually longer but still brief periods of lower intensity exercise.HIIT has been a common component of exercise regimens for many generations. It is designed to:· improve fitness and· performance.The format of HIIT can vary considerably – flexibleCertain research has concluded that HIIT improves the following:Insulin sensitivityblood pressure, andbody compositionThese improvements are equivalent to the improvements provided by moderate-intensity continuous training.Inactivity – Low intensity – mod – HighRisksCurrent capabilities prior to startingInjuries -more warm-up required v Time Barriers towards PARisk of injury is directly related to size of the physiologic overload i.e. the increase in volume or intensity - similarly the rates of MSK injuries are likely to be higher c/w lower intensitiesSafety – combo of poor technique at speedThe duration/intensity of bouts of high intensity periodsThe duration/intensity of periods of recovery periodsSimilarly, the number of cycles can vary.Device-measured physical activity, with fit-bits-apple-watches etcThe importance of the principles of physical activity:FrequencyintensityType andTimeThe health benefits of light intensity physical activity will be good for the majoritySimilarly, very short episodes of Med intensity PA for those gym-goers 2-3x pw..ContinuityThe best plans -PA or ex are the ones that people CAN and WILL continue to do over the long-term.When and for whom HIIT is appropriate remains to be determined.the HIIT population is small and selective, but there is a high level of interest






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