March Newsletter 2019

Well done to all of you who braved the windy conditions on Sunday and completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus). While you were testing your physical limits against the Cape of Storms some members of the practice were testing themselves in other areas.

Congratulations to Michelle, our newest team member, who got married on Saturday. Many of you have had the privilege of meeting Michelle and the feedback has, not surprisingly, been extremely positive. Wishing Michelle and Rory a lifetime of happiness together. We look forward to watching their relationship grow and having her back from honeymoon at the end of the month.

Tamsin was putting her mental capacity to the test with a weekend workshop in Stellenbosch called Be Activated. The course was developed by a South African Physio many years ago and is now taught internationally. It is unlike the conventional methods of Physio, so it does require a shift in paradigms. However, if the astounding results that were witnessed on the course can not only be replicated in our practice, but also maintained over a period of time, then this may be an extremely well-spent weekend of work!

Nicky’s return has filled the practice with her wonderful laugh and her unwavering dedication to giving her best to each client she takes on. It is such a privilege to have her back and to witness her applying her personal growth to the task at hand. We are extremely excited to now be able to offer Yoga alongside our other classes in the studio. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in doing Yoga with Nicky.

Although Jayne is no longer a member of team, sadly, we know that many of you would be thrilled to hear that she gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the end of January. Mom and baby are doing very well and we adore their social visits to the practice. Should any of you require a Physio in the Winelands area, Jayne will be working from there when her maternity leave ends in a few months’ time. Please don’t hesitate to get her contact details from us should you require them.

Only a few more weeks left before the Two Oceans is upon us. Don’t forget that we offer a lower limb rehab class on Thursday mornings. This is a perfect class for anyone wanting to improve their running. It also really helps to shape your glutes and thighs!! Should you have a niggle while running please don’t leave it to the week before race day to seek treatment. The sooner we can assess your movement pattern the more chance we have of reducing any overloaded areas. Not only can this prevent serious injury it can also help to make your run more pleasurable and perhaps even get you that much desired PB!!

As winter slowly creeps up on us keep those bodies moving to stay warm…

Latest Classes

We are now half way through the year – time flies when you are having fun, and what fun we are having at the practice!!

We have started a ‘Move of the Month’ post on our Facebook page. So follow us on FB if you want to access our ‘moves’ as well as the other interesting articles that we regularly post there.

March Update

Easter is just around the corner which means so is Two Oceans. It is a bit late for the last minute training, but it’s never too late to stretch and foam roll. If you need a foam roller please remember that we stock our own made-to-order, firm, 1m foam rollers for a very reasonable price of R300- which is half the price of the sports stores out there!

Foam rollers are excellent for helping with recovery between runs and in keeping your fascia mobile prior to and/or during a sporting event.

Happy Holidays

And so another year draws to a close… 2015 has been a jam-packed year for the team at Tamsin Hodgson Physiotherapy.