Good luck to Abbey, Haneeta, Aya, Paige and Naomi for Australia Nationals!
We have a strong team from Xtreme to represent NZ at the 2016 Australian Nationals.
All the best ladies and have fun xx
If you would like to watch the girls compete, you are able to stream the event. Link attached to the photo.
This weeks spotlight.....
In rhythmic gymnastics we are constantly working on improving flexibility in our backs and legs that we get sore. Sometimes the pain will be more associated with the muscles, but sometimes that niggly pain we feel in our joints does not go away after 48 hours.
That niggly pain will not go away by itself in time for the next competition....This is a wake call that you need to see someone about your pain. At Xtreme we love physiotherapists but may I suggest another specialist- osteopathy.
An osteopath will work on spine alignment and how the muscles interact. Some injuries can be helped by making sure the pelvis and spine is aligned to make sure the muscles are not working so hard that it causes muscles spasm and tension, making the spine and pelvis movement minimum.
If your daughter has been complaining about a sore back, hips or knees, give osteopathy a go. It is amazing how spine alignment affects other joint issues and how easily it can be fixed.
O2 is a centre that specialises in helping all athletes get back to it. In their centres they offer physio, chiropractic, acupuncture, osteopathy, sports massages and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. http://www.o2centres.co.nz
Cat de Vos (Competition Coordinator)