Lockdown 2.0

Jaze Dubois is a high level gymnast and a Men’s artistic gymnastics coach. He has been coaching for over 10 years, giving him an excellent understanding of human form & movement which are the cornerstones for a good Osteopath.

Jaze works at StKilda Beach Osteopathy on Monday, Wednesdays, and writes for us today.

Taking care of yourself

Lockdown 2.0 has been a tough time for many of us Victorians and it has tested our mental, emotional and physical resilience. It has forced us to spend excessive amounts of time sitting at our makeshift “home offices” 8 hours or more per day, day in and day out. Unfortunately, this places unwanted strain on our bodies and leave us feeling sore, stiff and achy.

However, Lockdown 2.0 does not have to be this bad! There are small things that you can do every day to keep your body in check and drive away any aches and pains that may be caused by being sedentary too long. When your body feels great, your mind follows suit, so here are a couple of easy routines that you can incorporate into your busy schedule.

Jaze’s chair exercises

Sitting in the same position for long periods each day produces excessive pressure on your lower back and reduces your spinal mobility. Here are a couple of quick and easy activities that you can perform to get your back moving, increase circulation and reduce that stiff and immobile feeling.

Jaze’s Spinal Mobility Exercises

Walk and run

Even though we are all cooped up at home, make sure you still go outside for regular walks and runs and keep your body moving as much as you can.

We’re still open

If you have any aches or pains that you’ve been meaning to get looked at, I am still here for you at SKBO so feel free to book online and come in for an assessment and treatment.

A silver lining

Now if you are a sporty person, an athlete or a weekend warrior who cannot participate in their chosen sport due to lockdown, I know it is hard but there is a silver lining. Think of this lockdown as an opportunity to finally get on top of any weaknesses, muscular imbalances, restrictions or reoccurring injuries that will hold you back from unlocking your potential. This is your chance and this is the time to do it.

You can make an appointment to see Jaze at SKBO for a consultation where you can expect:

  • A physical assessment to identify any of these problem areas
  • Treatment which may include a variety of soft tissue techniques, dry needling and spinal and joint manipulation.
  • A structured rehabilitation program consisting of exercises, stretches and various movements.
  • Remembering that Jaze is an accredited gymnastics coach so he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to strength & mobility & exercise prescription.

Work with Jaze

Jaze’s availability is as follows:

  • Monday: 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 7pm

You can book in with Jaze here

Or if you want to ask Jaze a question, you can do this here.

Keep safe and keep moving!