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Pelvic Floor, the Core and More…… The pelvic floor muscles are an essential part of the group of ‘core’ muscles that help to provide us with control and stability during our functional Pilates exercises. In addition, they are the very muscles that help to unload the spine, regulate abdominal pressure and maintain continence, or...Read More
Want a flat stomach? Here our are 10 tips to achieve just that… 1. Hydration Water makes up 60% of our body weight. It is vital to bodily function and survival and is the body’s most important nutrient. Start the day with a glass of warm water and fresh lemon juice to kick start the...Read More
Mobiliser Series – Hip & Spine: This is another great mobiliser series, focused on improving multidirectional mobility in your hip and spine region. Differing from the traditional static stretch, this mobiliser series relies on controlled fluid movement and a more dynamic stretch. Traditional static stretches work on joint range of motion and muscle length. These...Read More
The Foam Roller! A decade ago, strength coaches and athletic trainers would have looked quizzically at a 36-inch long cylindrical piece of foam and wondered, “What is that for?” Today, nearly every athletic training room and most strength and conditioning facilities contain an array of foam rollers of different lengths and consistencies. What happened to bring foam...Read More
Will My Clients Receive a Health Rebate from their Health Fund for a Pilates Session? Private health rebates for Pilates has been a topic coming up a lot recently and seems to create confusion amongst practitioners. Should clients claim for Pilates under a Physio extras item number or a Pilates item number? Click on the image...Read More
Supplements are a multi million dollar industry these days with almost everyone taking a multivitamin here or a probiotic there without really thinking through exactly why or what they are hoping to achieve in health benefits. In fact, there is some debate about whether supplements are necessary at all and indiscriminate supplementing is almost certainly...Read More
Following on from last month’s exercises for the calf complex, we are now going to look at ways to strengthen this area. The eccentric lowering exercises will also improve tissue length and tendon strength. (exercises over the step). You are looking for full range and a sense of fatigue but not pain. You need to...Read More