From President Kirsty Stark:
Our speaker this week was Anthony Guiducci, a Physiotherapist at Back in Motion, Campbelltown. Anthony takes a special interest in the management of sports injuries and headaches/migraines, but visited the club to talk specifically about back pain and how it can be prevented from recurring.
Anthony pointed out that 85% of back pain returns within 12 months, and it isn’t enough to focus on just treating the pain, which is generally a symptom of an underlying issue. Back pain should be treated with heat (rather than ice) to reduce muscle spasm, and it’s important to keep up gentle movement, as resting in bed will exacerbate the injury.
Once the pain has gone, it’s important to ask why it was there in the first place, whether it was from poor posture, sitting or bending, a bad chair at work or another cause. Anthony suggests an individual program to improve strength and stability in key areas, for either 4-8 weeks supervised, or 8-12 weeks on your own at home. This will lead to far less recurring injuries.
Board Meeting Summary
The Club’s Strategic Plan has now been approved by the Board and a copy will be emailed to all members for reference. We discussed plans to address homelessness in our local community, with specific support in the next few months for the Hutt Street Centre and Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service through our upcoming markets and 1000th meeting. We are also working on plans for the 2017 Reel Event, including putting together a sponsorship proposal.
- Combined G7 Dinner – 10th October. See flyers & book through Trybooking: http://www.trybooking.com/NDEN
- The RYLA Graduation Dinner is on September 29th, 6:30pm at the Marche Club. We are sponsoring two students to attend. $40ph, book at Trybooking by the 26th: https://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=228816
- Rotary Hat Day will be taking place on October 7th. On the 5th (Wed) in Rundle Mall, Rotary will be collecting money for mental health through Australian Rotary Health. If you would like to help collect, anytime between 8:30am and 4:30pm, contact PDG Roy Armstrong – 0407 610 904 or firstname.lastname@example.org