Yearly Archives: 2020

Sinus problems- who nose what to do about them?

Wed,Oct 28, 2020 at 09:03AM by

  Sinus  – Who nose what you can do about them? The puffy face, bags under the eyes and difficulty breathing is a classic sign of the sinus sufferer. I live with two sinus suffering males, and they joke that my nose is not big enough to have sinus problems. As I push my glasses…..

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Hindsight is 2020

Sat,Oct 24, 2020 at 07:35PM by

Hindsight is 2020, we often wish we also had foresight, but for many of us a functioning visual system would do. Sadly for many of us, our vision is not as it should be thanks to age, ill-health or too much screen time. Poor visual processing can have consequences in neck pain and strain, falls,…..

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Chronic stress and its consequences for the immune system

Sat,Sep 12, 2020 at 01:18PM by

What is stress? “Stress is defined as a process in which environmental demands strain an organism’s adaptive capacity resulting in both psychological demands as well as biological changes that could place it at risk for illness.”(Cohen, Kessler & Gordon, 1995) There are many different theories about stress and about how and why stress affects the…..

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Scleroderma

Fri,Aug 28, 2020 at 01:52PM by

Scleroderma, is rare and even more so in males, with the disease most commonly occurring in females between the ages of 35 and 55 years. About 30% of people with the disease will survive for 20 years or more after prognosis. However, males have a poorer prognosis for disease survivorship (Lofgren et al 2016).

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The reality of re-entry

Fri,Jun 12, 2020 at 03:00PM by

Hello and welcome back to the reality of in person clients balancing expectations and needs that may have changed whilst there was a global grounding.  During re-entry it is timely to remember that we have all been through a lot whether it be: // through personal experience of disease // social isolation and disconnection  //…..

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Working prop – erly

Thu,Apr 09, 2020 at 09:35AM by

In these unexpected times, we are having to learn to think differently. We are doing all sorts of online classes and home programs in order to help clients move at home without our lovely Pilates apparatus.  However, props are so important when we are working with clients and this article looks at how to work…..

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Hashimoto’s disease – and pilates

Wed,Mar 11, 2020 at 08:48AM by

Hashimoto’s Disease is now considered the most common Autoimmune diseases and affects the thyroid gland. (Beynon, & Pinneri, 2016). It is a disease that I have, and it took years for me to be taken seriously and receive a proper diagnosis. During that time, my health deteriorated dramatically, and even now I struggle to get…..

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We are not Immune

Mon,Feb 10, 2020 at 07:11PM by

It is often said we take our health for granted, but the reality is that it is our underlying immune system that is the forgotten hero. It is our immune system that is challenged the most in times of stress, particularly chronic stress. Chronic stress is apparent after large scale disasters such as cyclones, hurricanes,…..

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