Is resistance training the best anti-ageing intervention on the planet?

Is resistance training the best anti-ageing intervention with Senior Physiotherapist, Riain Casey


We have all seen Physiotherapists for many different reasons. Sometimes, it’s simply for pain relief and other times it’s for rehabilitation of an injured area. For modern day health practitioners, though, there is a growing body of evidence that points towards the benefits of exercise therapy in maintaining optimal health and preventing a range of chronic diseases. In fact, almost 25% of the worlds adults are classified as physically inactive – it’s a big issue! It’s also interesting that almost everyone knows that exercise is good for them, but some of us simply don’t get enough movement in our day.

This is where our expert Riain Casey comes in.  Riain is the definition of a modern-day health practitioner that sees his role as a Physiotherapist, as much more than pain relief. In fact, he defines his purpose as to facilitate movement through physical activity promotion.

The big question for Riain is: How should we train and why?

In Episode 5 of the Well Workplaces Podcast, Riain Casey drops so many knowledge bombs on all things resistance training and physical wellbeing.

  • Riain shares his journey from Ireland to Australia and his experience in treating people in various lie stages from couch potato, to athletes, corporate and elderly.
  • He shares a story about realising the huge benefits of strength training during University and how he worked with one of Irelands most respected strength and conditioning groups to learn his craft.
  • Riain discusses how resistance training in its basic form can be done by most of us with very little equipment
  • He talks about the top five ingredients for any resistance programs
  • He shares the analogy that resistance training is the best anti-ageing cream going around and all the amazing benefits
  • Riain talks about how in 2020, he has had to adapt and pivot in his Physiotherapy role and how soft skills and exercise prescription have allowed him to navigate telehealth and corporate programmes

This was such a detailed and passionate discussion between Riain and Tom that I think you’ll agree that we should unpack further topics from this man.

To connect with Riain Casey please head across to @the_phit_physio on Instagram and follow his great content and expert tips on all things wellbeing and physical health.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Pain between your shoulder blades?

Pain between your shoulder blades? Pain spreading up into your neck? Occasional dull headaches?

Do you suffer from a constant dull nagging ache in the middle of your back that spreads up your neck? It is likely that you are experiencing a condition known as thoracic dysfunction. This is common in office workers who spend too much time in a sustained position.

The most common cause of thoracic back pain is inflammation of the muscles or soft tissues of the thoracic spine. This inflammation can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Sitting or standing in a slouched position over time
  • Sitting or standing for a long time at a computer
  • Lack of muscular strength – mainly core or shoulder instability
  • A sudden sprain or strain (as in car accidents or sports injuries)
  • Stress

Treatment:

  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Postural retraining
  • Activity modification
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Reformer Pilates

The good news is that the majority of people respond very well with Physiotherapy. If this sounds like you or one of your colleague’s then book an assessment today with one of our Physiotherapists at the Wellness Centre.

Do you suffer from these injuries? Physiotherapy can help!

If you live or work in Melbourne CBD or Docklands and suffer from these injuries, we can help reduce your pain and increase your movement so you can Enjoy Life!

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Arm pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain

Book to see a qualified Physiotherapist at Pinnacle Health Group, to put you on the right track to recovery. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, however, our qualified and passionate team continuously strive to encompass the latest research findings to enhance treatment plans. Whether it’s a sports injury or one you’ve sustained at home or work, Physiotherapy will help alleviate pain, and provide you with long-term solutions to help prevent recurring injuries.

Back Pain

Lower back pain or strain is one of the most common injuries, particularly in sports, caused by a number of different factors such as sudden movements or twists. A whopping 80% of people will experience this pain at some point, and as a result, back pain is one of the most common causes of missed work and visits to a Doctor or Physio.

Melbourne CBD and Docklands are both great locations where you’ll find the friendly and experienced team at Pinnacle Health Group. We will relieve you of acute pain, and ensure you’re equipped with the right strategies to manage and prevent future occurrences.

Neck Pain

Here is another common injury, which can greatly impact your quality of life. This is also another injury very commonly seen amongst sportspeople, in particular cyclists.

Some neck pain presents as a headache, dull muscular aches, or an inability to freely move your head. But don’t let the frustration of neck pain get you down – in the majority of cases, neck pain is a simple fix with a great Physiotherapist. New research now shows that using a combination of neck joint and muscle treatments performed by your Physiotherapist, coupled with specific strengthening exercises, is a highly effective way to treat and eliminate neck pain, stiffness and headaches. By acting swiftly, this also significantly reduces the chance of the pain returning.

The Physiotherapists at Pinnacle Health Group will equip you with a treatment plan to have you feeling yourself again in no time.

Pulled muscles

Pulled muscles are exactly that – muscles that have been stretched or pulled beyond their capacity. Common causes for pulled muscles are overuse, fatigue, strain or even falling down. Prevention is pretty straightforward; you should always spend time warming up your muscles prior to starting any sports activities or physical work. In some cases, such as hamstring tears or strains, recovery can take some time. Offering specific treatment plans tailored just for you, our Physiotherapists at Pinnacle Health Group should be your first call. You can be confident you’re getting the best possible treatment plan to combat the injury.

How Can You Be Sure Physiotherapy Will Work?

Think of your Physiotherapist as a “body mechanic”. Unlike your average “mechanic”, they’re more of a specialist trade, having spent a long time delving into the many natural physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore your wellbeing. Their studies include anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, exercise prescription, musculoskeletal conditions and so much more!

Pinnacle Health Group’s Physiotherapists in Melbourne CBD and Docklands will use their wealth of knowledge and skills to relieve those aching muscles and stiff joints, restoring you back to health.

Our Physiotherapists are experts at designing exceptional treatment plans and have a wide range of treatment options available to you. Don’t delay in calling or booking online today, as the longer you leave your aches and pains the more resistant they become! Experience the absolute Pinnacle in health care with Pinnacle Health Group.