26 Aug

How to do a Pilates Bridge correctly

How to do a Pilates Bridge correctly The Pilates Bridge is a common exercise in Pilates. I often see it done incorrectly and this can lead to you feeling it in your back. The are 5 principles of positioning in Pilates and these are really designed to help us to isolate movements. When teaching the […]

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15 Aug

Returning to Exercise after Pregnancy

Returning to Exercise after Pregnancy Kathryn is 45, she has 2 kids who are at primary school. She has tried since the kids were born to return to exercise, but has often found she gets some sort of injury and must stop. She wants to exercise because she knows she should. But has put on […]

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12 Aug

How to use Trigger point sports massage for tight muscles

Trigger point sports massage is a great way to self massage tight muscles. It is not as effective as a sports massage mainly because you can only work on small surface areas and use it as a specific release of one spot but it can be great for regular releasing tight gluteal muscles especially if […]

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04 Aug

Should I do Pilates after pregnancy?

  Why should you do Pilates after pregnancy ? I have treated many women during and after pregnancy within my physiotherapy clinic. During your pregnancy changes happen to your body to allow your little baby to grow. Some of us will just bounce back to our original former glorious state, and others may need a […]

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19 Jul

Why do I get low back pain?

There are two ways to answer the question, what causes my low back pain? We can either discuss it as if we were reading an MRI, looking at the discs and joints and seeing what is happening inside our bodies or we can ask the question what things have contributed to my low back pain. […]

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15 Jul

3 Drills to help  prevent knee injuries in Field Hockey

3 Drills to help  prevent knee injuries in Field Hockey Knee Injuries  in field hockey are very common especially in the younger players 11+ years. This is because the sport demands on the knee joints are high. Lunges as we reach for the ball, running, sprinting and changing direction are all factors that can lead […]

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15 Jul

What is finding Neutral in Pilates?

What is finding Neutral in Pilates? What is finding Neutral in Pilates? The essence of PIlates for Physiotherapists is initially to add control into your movements but also make you think about how you move. The 5 key principles of setting in Pilates are described in the video above. The neck and head position should […]

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13 Jul

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Everyone is raving about Pilates, doctors are recommending it for management of Low Back Pain but why? We have seen in my recent blog on ‘Why I love Pilates’ the benefits I see Pilates has as a physiotherapist but why specifically Low Back Pain? As far as I’m aware there is not much research out […]

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13 Jul

Pain in the Neck?

Are you suffering from pain in the neck? Pain in the neck? Neck pain is one of the most common things I see in my clinics. Most people I treat have had pain in their neck at some stage in their lives and various symptoms. The two main cases I see are: The one-off episode […]

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06 Jul

Are you getting the most out of your Pilates Class?

What’s the difference between a Physiotherapy led Pilates Class and a Gym based Pilates Class? I’m often recommending my patients to do a Pilates Class and when they are already members of a gym then I try and get them to start there. What I hear repeatedly is that the classes are always booked up […]

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