Yearly Archives: 2015
Pilates exercises for hip replacements
Wed,Oct 21, 2015 at 05:18PM by Carla Mullins
Hip replacements are more common than many think In 2012-13 there were about 32,000 hip replacement procedures within Australia alone. Obviously this means it is quite a common procedure affecting a substantial number of people, people who could be walking or limping into a typical pilates studio about to have a hip replacement or having…..
Plantar fasciitis and foot pain
Tue,Oct 06, 2015 at 11:28AM by Douglas Wilson
Plantar fasciitis and foot pain “It feels like there is a knife under my foot”. Sounds uncomfortable, right? This is one of the symptoms those who suffer from an episode of plantar fasciitis complain of, and as it is the most common form of foot pain presenting to health professions, is likely to be experienced…..
Cancer – treatment, survival and exercise
Fri,Sep 11, 2015 at 12:45PM by Carla Mullins
Cancer in its many guises affects one in three Australian men and one in four Australian women and it affects people of all ages, genders, races and socioeconomic classes. However, survival rates differ and women are more likely to survive cancer than men. When it comes to exercise, there is no doubt that cancer patients…..
Kegel exercises and pelvic floor exercises to keep your pelvic floor healthy
Tue,Jun 02, 2015 at 03:16PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Your pelvic floor and what you should know about it … When we think of core strength, what immediately comes to mind is our abdominal muscles. However, our core is much more complex. There is no standardised definition of core strength, however, the core muscles can be thought of as those that help us maintain…..
How to run more efficiently and avoid injuries
Fri,Apr 10, 2015 at 02:06PM by Mauricio Bara
Benefits of running Running is one of the most convenient forms of exercise that you can start with as you do not need special equipment. Also the many benefits of running are well known, such as: // It is a weight bearing exercise so running helps build strong bones // Running will strengthen…..
Two simple exercises to help prevent hamstring strain
Tue,Apr 07, 2015 at 05:09PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Hamstring strains and running Running is becoming more and more popular as a form of exercise. It is great to see people getting out and becoming more active, however with this increased activity we are seeing an increase in the amount of patients with running related injuries such as hamstring strain. There are a variety…..
Handy running tips for training, recovery and injuries
Fri,Mar 27, 2015 at 02:02PM by Carla Mullins
Whether it be running for fun or competitive racing, triathlons, Tough Mudder or a Spartan Race, in 2015 runners can get their training off on the right foot with these handy tips on training, injury prevention and recovery. Running tips for training and injury prevention Progress your running training gradually and avoid increasing total weekly…..
A Rethink About Pilates as Just a Rehabilitation Method
Tue,Mar 24, 2015 at 01:20PM by Carla Mullins
Many of us recognise that Joseph Pilates developed a very strong conditioning program for people that required mastery of mind and body. We forget that it took many years for him to develop the program and the mental and physical strength to perform to the precision and control he demanded of himself and others. Eve…..
5 steps for safe lifting to avoid back injury
Wed,Mar 18, 2015 at 08:20PM by Douglas Wilson
Can you lift safely and avoid back pain? Back pain following lifting a heavy object is a common presentation to a physiotherapist. But is there a safe way to lift without back pain? Our bodies are designed to move … and lift. The problem of lower back pain arises however when we lift in a position…..
Back Pain & Physiotherapy
Tue,Mar 17, 2015 at 06:03PM by Carla Mullins
How do stress and lifestyle influence lower back pain? Our previous back pain physiotherapy posts have covered preventing and treating lower back pain and safe lifting techniques. Leah mentions how stress and lifestyle factors may influence the severity of pain or the level of disability associated with a low back injury, yet as a general population the influence that…..
Physiotherapy for back pain
Tue,Mar 17, 2015 at 05:37PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Almost everyone has had some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. It may have started after a tackle at a sporting event, after moving house or after a long day sitting at a desk. It may be just a little niggle that comes on from time to time, or the…..
The importance of asking ‘why’?
Wed,Feb 11, 2015 at 06:33PM by Mauricio Bara
Are you one of many who recently made a New Year’s resolution to improve their health and wellbeing? Would you like to hear my New Year’s resolution? My resolution is that all of my clients ask ‘why?’ of their health professional. Why should I do this exercise? Why are you choosing this treatment over another?…..
Rectus diastasis – separation of the tummy muscles
Fri,Feb 06, 2015 at 03:37PM by Kirsten Wilkes
What is rectus diastasis? Rectus diastasis (also known as diastasis recti) is the separation of the connective tissue (fascia) that joins the left and right sides of the abdominal muscles together. This occurs most commonly in pre or post partum women. The hormonal changes during pregnancy coupled with the increased load on the abdominal muscles…..
What are the benefits of doing pregnancy pilates?
Thu,Feb 05, 2015 at 03:35PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Changes during pregnancy There are myriad changes that occur to the body and progress right throughout pregnancy. Many of these changes will affect the activities that a person is able to perform, as well as the exercises that they feel safe and comfortable doing. It is, however, important for women to maintain their health, strength…..
Are ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’ actually the same thing?
Wed,Feb 04, 2015 at 10:13AM by Janet Schloss
How to achieve a balance of health and wellbeing in your life Health and wellbeing are commonly confused as being the same thing, but in reality they are quite different. There are things you do for your health that you may not feel are good for your wellbeing. For example, you need to go to…..
Pelvic stability exercises and tests for runners to do at home
Sat,Jan 24, 2015 at 12:53PM by Kirsten Wilkes
Importance of pelvic stability for runners Increasing daily physical activity is one of the top New Year’s resolutions year after year. As a physiotherapist it is always great to see people getting more active and moving their bodies in different ways, however this is often a time when new injuries occur. Running is a complex…..
Vestibular physiotherapy treatment for balance, dizziness and vertigo issues
Thu,Jan 22, 2015 at 05:36PM by Douglas Wilson
Is it me, or is the room moving? Chances are, it could be you. There are many causes for dizziness and balance complaints, and one of these you may be experiencing is some form of vestibular disorder. One study reports that as many as 35% of adults over 40 years have experienced some form of…..
Physiotherapy for shoulder impingements
Wed,Jan 14, 2015 at 02:44PM by Douglas Wilson
Shoulder impingement – causes and treatments Does your shoulder often feel weak, swollen and painful, particularly when you’re performing overhead activities such as tennis, swimming, cricket or even putting things on high shelves? The cause of your discomfort could be a shoulder impingement, so it’s important that you seek an appropriate treatment such as shoulder…..