Yearly Archives: 2018

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Collarbone fracture rehabilitation in a pilates studio setting

Wed,Dec 19, 2018 at 07:12AM by

The collarbone is an area of the body that is commonly fractured in falls. Collarbone fractures can result from simple activities such as falling off our bicycle, playing tennis, skateboarding, skiing, playing touch football, car accident, or even an accidental trip after a few drinks! This article is about collarbone fracture rehabilitation, of particular relevance…..

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Pilates for face and neck problems

Mon,Dec 17, 2018 at 11:50AM by

In 2018 Body Organics launched Makarlu Lotus product at the Pilates Method Alliance conference in the USA. The product was very well received and many people said “Oh, it is so beautiful, but what do I do with it?”. I of course said there is so much to do, let’s start from the top with…..

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Massage therapy – what are the benefits?

Mon,Dec 03, 2018 at 05:28PM by

Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years The practice of massage therapy and the use of touch as a natural healing tool has records of use dating back thousands of years. Civilisations in the East and West found that massage and natural healing could help treat injuries and relieve pain as well as…..

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Meniscus injury of the knee (Part One)

Thu,Nov 29, 2018 at 12:21PM by

Meniscus injury of the knee This article about meniscus injury of the knee will be delivered in two parts. Part one is a broader discussion of the meniscus, its anatomy and considerations for exercises and recovery. Part two will be a case study scenario of one of our Diploma Students, who is a former ballerina…..

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Shouldering On: Shoulder exercises and considerations for pilates studios

Sun,Sep 30, 2018 at 04:40PM by

Shoulder pathology and shoulder exercises for pilates and movement studios The shoulder complex is  tricky because its inherent range of motion can compromise joint stability, so often we have to “shoulder on” despite the pain. It is of little surprise that shoulder pain is the third most common cause of consultations for musculoskeletal pain in…..

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Ankylosing spondylitis – treatments and pilates exercises

Sat,Aug 25, 2018 at 08:52PM by

What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune condition affecting the joints of the spine, particularly the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), but can affect all parts of the spine and other joints within the body. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms can include: //   Stiffness. One client described the sensation that their back moved like a…..

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Baker’s cysts and exercise

Sun,Jul 15, 2018 at 06:33AM by

“Bury me standing because I have lived my life on my knees”  (old Romany proverb) It is not unusual for a person to come into a movement class complaining of tightness or restriction behind the knee, with the pain increasing when they fully flex or bends the knee. The physiotherapist or doctor tells them it…..

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Raynaud’s syndrome – ideas for working with movement

Wed,Jun 20, 2018 at 03:00PM by

And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. (William Blake – Auguries of Innocence) My father died from complications associated with systemic scleroderma in 2005. In the years before his death I would sometimes notice a blue tinge to his hands and feet,…..

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Lateral hip pain

Wed,Feb 21, 2018 at 10:23AM by

Lateral Hip Pain We often hear people come to us and say “I’m having trouble sleeping at night” or have trouble walking because of pain in the side (lateral ) of my hip. The general term for this lateral hip pain is Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). There could be a variety of reasons why the…..

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Gluteal tendinopathy explained – symptoms, exercises and more

Tue,Jan 02, 2018 at 04:30PM by

Gluteal tendinopathy and why it’s “Love me tendon…”  Using an unashamed pun from Elvis and his classic song Love me Tender, our article Love me Tendon explains gluteal tendinopathy, its pathology and its symptoms. It also provides exercises and great ideas on programs for recovery and rehabilitation. And your clients will love the improvements to their glute med…..

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