Exercise for Rehabilitation: How HYPOXI Can Help You Recover From Back Injuries, Broken Ankles, Broken Arms and Wrists
Have you recently injured yourself and are unable to do your normal exercise routine? Or have you undergone a surgery and need specific exercise for rehabilitation? Then HYPOXI may have just what you need. Our exercise machines have been specially designed for people who have difficulty with high-impact workouts. If you are trying to recover from an injury or a surgery, you need low-impact exercise for rehab. This is our specialty!
For example, our HYPOXI L250 exercise machine allows you to lie down and perform a gentle cycling motion inside a vacuum chamber. It’s also adjustable. Our trained and experienced staff will help set the machine to a level that meets your individual rehab needs. There aren’t many exercise machines in the world that allow you (and assist you) to exercise when rehabbing! We have them right here in Bulimba, Brisbane.
Below we’ve outlined some examples of when our HYPOXI machines can assist rehabilitation from specific injuries. As always, though, before you begin any new workout (especially if you have an injury or are recently post-op) you will need to check with your healthcare professional first to make sure that our HYPOXI machines are suited to your particular situation.
Exercise for back rehab
Back injuries and back surgeries can be particularly sensitive and difficult things to rehab from. With back injuries there is usually a specific timeframe when you need to rest (and do nothing) and a time to start gentle exercise. And with back surgery rehab, physios will tell you that movement and gentle exercise is an important part of returning to good health. If you are ready for this kind of exercise, visit us at HYPOXI and find out what low-impact exercise options we offer. Our machines can help with lower back rehab, back pain rehab and back strain rehab.
Contact us and talk to our friendly staff about how we can help you rehab from a back injury or surgery.
Exercise with broken ankle
Broken ankles can make it very difficult to do any exercise, so rehabbing from them is often a delicate process. Any ‘standing up’ exercise is immediately out, so that rules out most of your normal options. However, at HYPOXI we have world-class machines that can help you exercise with a broken ankle and rehab from your current state.
In the early stages of recovering from a broken ankle (or surgery for a broken ankle) you might be told to avoid weight-bearing activities. During these stages we recommend trying our HYPOXI Dermology machine. You can lie down and stay motionless as the machine works on your body.
Once you are ready for weight-bearing activity, you may want to try our HYPOXI 250 machine. This machine allows you to lie down and only requires a gentle cycling motion. We can set the machine to a low level of resistance if you need low-impact exercise for your ankle.
Contact us to discuss how our machines can help you rehab from a broken ankle.
Exercise with broken arm or broken wrist
If you have broken your arm or wrist (or both), you still have a lot of exercise options. Obviously, you won’t be lifting any weights at the gym anytime soon, but there is a range of cardio and low-impact exercises you can do while you rehab from an injury or surgery.
For exercise with a broken arm, we have machines such as the Vacunaut and HYPOXI L250. These machines are also suitable for exercise with a broken wrist as there is no strain or stress put on your arms or wrists. Of course, every injury and process to rehab from surgery is different, so it’s important to check with your healthcare professional before trying our HYPOXI machines.
Contact us today to learn more about our machines and how they can assist you to rehab from a broken arm or broken wrist.
challenge of all. To make it through this cold season, it is time to check your winter
superfoods intake. Below are some foods that will assist with your overall health. Try
adding these foods to boost your vitamins and minerals intake.
4 Winter Superfoods
1. Natural yogurt
Natural plain yoghurt contains probiotics, the friendly bacteria that are essential for
good gut health (growth of good bacteria). Probiotics boost immunity by protecting
against viruses that enter via the digestive tract. Other foods which also contain
probiotics include fermented miso, tempeh, kefir, kombucha drink.
One large egg provides 75 calories which provides an excellent source of protein, B
vitamins, vitamins A, D and zinc. Protein is essential in supporting a healthy immune
system. The body used protein as fuel to make antibodies that attack
viruses/bacteria and prevent infection.
Ginger is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese. It is
known to help fight inflammation and bad bacterial growth as well. A slice of ginger
can be added to hot water/tea with lemon/orange juice to fight cold, cough/sore
Beetroot is rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants which protect the immune
system by fighting off destructive free radicals, molecules which harm healthy
cells and their DNA. This bright, sweet root vegetable can be eaten raw, baked,
steamed or pickled.
Tip: don’t discard the green leafy tops. They are high in nutrient value providing
vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium and iron.
If you kicked off the year with the best intentions to conquer your health and wellness goals and have slipped a little, now is a great time to re-assess your plan and commit to achieving it. To help you in this exercise, we’ve outlined below three healthy habits to complement your HYPOXI training.
Planning is critical to remaining on the healthy path – we all know ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’.
How do you do this? Take half an hour each week to plan meals. We recommend planning for dinners and lunches, which take the most preparation. Planning and preparing your own meals results in less temptation to purchase that calorie-laden kebab for lunch. Also, ensure you plan well. When planning for dinners, make enough so you can have it for lunch the next day. This will reduce the output and save you time.
- Order Online
Pressed for time? Get groceries delivered straight to your door by ordering online. Go to any leading supermarket/grocer website and purchase everything on your list after you create your meal plan. Shopping online will not only save you time, it will save you money too. Studies suggest that customers purchase more than they need when surrounded by food options. Simply google your local supermarket now and start ordering!
Alternatively, there are great ready-made meals that take the hard work and thinking out of meal planning and preparation – like the range from 5.4, which are the perfect companion to your HYPOXI training.
- Splurge meals
Not giving yourself permission to eat what you like can be catastrophic. A strained relationship with food and continual guilt over food choices is generally the outcome. As a general rule, commit to no more than two meals per week to eat what you like, but ensure you do this on one day a week only, for example, Sunday lunch and dinner. This doesn’t give you permission to eat whatever you want all day long – it’s just two meals that you plan in advance and ensure enjoy every mouthful! This will help you to enjoy your life, but also stay on track with your health goals.
If you need additional motivation and support – speak to our friendly studio staff – we are here to help!
HYPOXI is a revolutionary way to lose weight and target pesky lumps, bumps and areas of cellulite that are very difficult to remove with standard forms of exercise (e.g. jogging or gym workouts). Weight loss and cellulite reduction is achieved using lymphatic stimulation, low-impact exercise, and improved circulation via one of our special machines.
So if you are looking to get fit, lose weight, fit into that fabulous dress (or suit) for that special occasion, or tone some areas of your body that seem impossible to lose even small amounts of weight from, HYPOXI may be the solution for you.
Below we’ll explain more about why HYPOXI was invented, what celebrities endorse the treatments, and what you can expect from your first visit to our body boutique in Bulimba.
Why was HYPOXI invented?
HYPOXI was first developed for high-performance athlete rehabilitation. But is has now grown into a treatment program that can assist everyone. So whether you are very active or inactive and overweight, HYPOXI has something to benefit you.
What Celebrities endorse HYPOXI?
Celebrities including Robbie Williams, Madonna and Cheryl Cole all swear by the benefits of HYPOXI. And in terms of Australians, Zoe Foster Blake was an ambassador of HYPOXI.
What to expect at your first HYPOXI treatment?
What happens at your first HYPOXI treatment will depend on what machine/s you use. But regardless of your particular session, there are a few things that are constant. For example, our studios are light and bright, and our staff are always happy and welcoming.
On your first visit you’ll be asked to fill in a basic client questionnaire. Before treatment can begin, we need to gather some information about you, including any medical conditions. Our priority is to make sure you are safe and looked after at all times.
If you choose to use our HYPOXI Dermology (HD for short) machine, we’ll get you comfortable in a private room and fit you with a special suit that looks a little bit like a scuba diving wetsuit. Around your waist you’ll see a series of pipes and hoses connected to the suit. These then link up to the HD machine, which tones and rejuvenate your skin using 400 integrated pressure chambers positioned around your stomach, buttocks, thighs, legs and back.
The effects of the HD machine are modelled after an ancient Chinese technique called ‘cupping’—although there are a few differences. For example, the experience of HD is more pleasant and about 100 times more effective. What does it feel like? We’ve had clients describe it as ‘large bubble wrap popping against their skin’ while wearing the suit.
HD works by stimulating your circulation and blood flow to areas of your body where there is stubborn cellulite and excess weight. It also detoxes and tones.
Our HYPOXI L250 looks like a cycle machine from the future. Before beginning the session, you’ll be fitted with a small piece of material around your waist that also looks a similar to a wetsuit and has a rubber ring at the bottom.
Then it’s time to hop into the machine, lie down and begin peddling the bike. The L250 machine will hum through a regular pattern of switching between compression and decompression as you cycle.
The machine works by artificially stimulating your blood supply to the fat and tissue around your stomach, hips, buttocks and thighs. Here it’s enriched with fatty acids before being taken from the problem areas and consumed by your body as fuel.
During the session you can lie back and read a magazine or book, or even check your phone, as you cycle and keep your heart rate at a certain level.
What is recommended after a HYPOXI session?
After a HYPOXI session we recommend that you don’t eat carbohydrates or exercise for at least 6 hours. It’s also very important to consume plenty of water after a treatment to help flush out toxins and keep hydrated.
Will I notice immediate results?
After your first HYPOXI session you will likely feel refreshed and healthier. However, to see more significant results from HYPOXI, you’ll need repeat sessions.
HYPOXI is not a magic pill, but it is a highly effective way to rid yourself of fat and cellulite from certain areas of your body. And the bonus of HYPOXI is that it feels a lot more like a beauty treatment than a gym session.
Book your first session with HYPOXI
Contact us at HYPOXI Bulimba to book in your first session, and discover how our treatments can change your life.
Nearly every woman who has a baby is then faced with how to lose their baby weight. For some breastfeeding can be a great way to lose weight. For others, more help is needed. Siobhan faced the same issue as everyone else “how to lose weight after pregnancy” what was the best and fastest way that was also safe?
Siobhan’s Irish roots
Siobhan was born in Ireland and lived there for most of her life. But after her Nanny died in 2004 (soon after her 100th birthday), Siobhan looked to move abroad. Two weeks after her passing, Siobhan booked her ticket to Australia. She loved it so much here that she ended up living in Sydney for 6 years. After that she moved to Brisbane, which she now calls home.
How to Lose Baby Weight: Siobhan’s personal experience with HYPOXI
Siobhan’s passion for HYPOXI started years ago as part of a very personal journey. She first tried HYPOXI 8 weeks after her son, Max, was born. At the time she was a size 14 and had accumulated a lot of cellulite from pregnancy—mainly on the front of her legs.
Within 3 months, Siobhan had gone from a size 14 to a size 6 and lost her cellulite. From being involved in the beauty industry for years, she’d experienced a lot of different treatments and techniques, but nothing quite like HYPOXI. What impressed Siobhan most about HYPOXI was its speed and effectiveness.
Opening her own HYPOXI studios
Siobhan White is the driving force behind HYPOXI in Brisbane, creating 2 wonderful studios in Bulimba and Newstead.
The 3 months of HYPOXI that resulted in losing the baby weight had left its mark on Siobhan, and she was inspired to open her own studio. She really wanted to help others achieve their post baby weight-loss goals. And as she’d always been an active person who was interested in exercise, health, and wellness, this seemed like the perfect opportunity. But before she opened her studio, she conducted HYPOXI trials and research for 8 months, while also studying nutrition and business courses. After much preparation, Siobhan opened her first HYPOXI studio in Bulimba in March of 2012.
After working hard for 4 years to grow her Bulimba business, an opportunity came to open a second studio in Newstead. Also, by this stage, her son had started school, so that made expanding the business a whole lot easier. In April 2016, Siobhan opened her second HYPOXI studio in Newstead—just across the river from Bulimba.
Siobhan’s passion for health
Siobhan’s passion, and the inspiration behind her 2 HYPOXI studios, is to help people reach health and wellness milestones. She loves watching clients go on a journey and achieve great results. It’s even more special when a client has a goal like losing weight after having a baby or for for a particular event, like a wedding. This is the part of her job that is the most satisfying and rewarding—helping people each and every day.
But it’s not just physical health that Siobhan is passionate about. She’s also a strong believer in the power of exercise to improve mental health. And so, she supports causes through advocacy and fundraising, as well as by hosting events.
The success of Siobhan’s HYPOXI studios
Siobhan credits part of her success to the contemporary and proven therapies offered at HYPOXI: technology-based exercise, infrared sauna, AirPod (hyperbaric oxygen chamber), nutrition and musculoskeletal therapies, etc.
But the major reason for her success is her staff. She has handpicked her team so that her clients will always feel welcome, supported, and listened to, and so her studios are friendly and family-orientated. Also, her staff are a great support to Siobhan—particularly Bec, the manager of the Bulimba studio, who has helped make it possible for Siobhan to expand.
Siobhan’s personal mantra for success is to, ‘Keep moving forward, keep motivated, and always remember why I started the journey in the first place.’
Siobhan walks the walk of health and fitness
Siobhan doesn’t just talk the talk of health and fitness; she also walks the walk—continuing to challenge herself. For example, she still loves to enter fitness competitions. In 2016 she won the World Fitness Federation (WFF) fitness model in the over 30 category, came third in the Nationals, and 6th at the Worlds. In 2017 WFF Ms Galaxy-Universe competition in Sydney Siobhan got 1st place fitness model tall and 2nd place supermodel.
While in Brisbane she has also competed in sports, including Camogie (Irish stick-and-ball team sport, similar to hurling) and Gaelic football.
And to top off her whole HYPOXI journey thus far, in November 2016, Siobhan won the Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Thinking of trying HYPOXI?
Feeling inspired by Siobhan White’s story? If you’re thinking of trying HYPOXI for yourself, drop into one of our studios at Bulimba or Newstead and have a chat to one of our friendly staff. Or give us a call on (07) 3161 7141 (Bulimba) or (07) 3161 5888 (Newstead). We’d love to hear from you and help you reach your weight-loss, health, and wellness dreams.
By eliminating wheat from your diet, it immediately puts a stop on eating processed foods such as bread, cakes, pasta, rice, biscuits etc, reduces the carb intake of your diet, reduces insulin levels, and stops a leaky gut (which most people have with/out symptoms) causing malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, and stops hunger.
The “Wheat Belly” or “Muffin Top”, is the result of the glucose-insulin-fat deposition on the abdomen.
Modern wheat and grains have “been genetically altered to provide processed food manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost; consequently, this once benign grain has been transformed into a nutritionally empty ingredient which causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than eating pure table sugar and has addictive properties that cause hunger, overeating and fatigue.
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Do you struggle to stick with a fitness regime? Are you simply not cut out to be a gym rat? Do health limitations make vigorous exercise difficult? Or do you want to enhance your current fitness efforts? An infra red sauna is the perfect treatment to benefit your health and wellbeing.
Hypoxi Bulimba are excited to announce that the lovely Matt Baker of Move Well, Be Well is now offering holistic wellness services from the Hypoxi Bulimba Studio.
Matt is a highly trained and experienced musculoskeletal therapist / remedial therapist. He has treated many high-profile teams and personnel over the years including the:
- Australian Track and Field Team
- Brisbane Broncos
- Australian NRL Team
- Australian Bulls Cricket Team
- Australian Socceroos Football Team.
Eat less, exercise more. It’s a simple equation. And when it comes to weight loss, it does work. But life is complex and so are we. Sometimes we need a bit more than a pithy quote to get us motivated, or a simple equation to get healthy.
A low glycemic index diet strategy for weight loss is an option that you may not be fully aware of. And it just might get those scales tipping in the right direction. You’ve probably heard of low GI (glycemic index) foods, but perhaps don’t know exactly what they are or why they are good for you.
Got a bad case of the Sunday blues? Does the word Monday send shivers down your spine? It’s not terminal! There is a cure for Mondayitis and it’s called preparation, people.
Prioritise these preparation prescriptions, kick those Sunday blues and reclaim your Monday!
Monday morning workout
No surprise there huh 😉. Burn off that weekend cheat-food and alcohol and you’ll feel more energised and clear-headed on Monday morning.