Category Archives: Health Services
We are not Immune
Mon,Feb 10, 2020 at 07:11PM by Carla Mullins
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,…..
Online bookings for physio and massage appointments with Body Organics
Wed,Sep 11, 2019 at 04:14PM by Nick Schwarer
You can now book and manage your Body Organics physio and massage appointments online! Appointments can be made: // on a phone or tablet with the Mindbody App // on a computer with Mindbody Online You’ll need to create an account to sign in, then select your preferred Body Organics location (West End or Annerley) to…..
Low Back Pain – causes, treatment and prevention
Thu,Jul 18, 2019 at 05:19PM by Body Organics
Low Back Pain – recognise the cause Be it acute or chronic, living with low back pain is an alarmingly common affliction. Despite the best efforts of health professionals worldwide, low back pain (LBP) is the number one cause for disability globally. Low back a pain has doubled in prevalence in the past 25 years,…..
MAKARLU LOTUS WINS AUSTRALIA’S COVETED GOOD DESIGN AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE.
Fri,Jul 12, 2019 at 05:43PM by Michael Schwarer
The winners of Australia’s peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country – were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. Makarlu Lotus received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for…..
Knee replacement exercises for pre and post surgery
Tue,May 28, 2019 at 11:12AM by Carla Mullins
Knee replacement exercises pre and post surgery can be an important factor for successful rehabilitation Why are knee replacement exercises such an important topic? There were 50,000 knee replacement surgeries in Australia alone in the last year! The most common reason for knee replacements is osteoarthritis, a condition which affects one in nine Australians (AIHW…..
Can I claim a rebate for my Pilates classes after 1st April 2019?
Fri,Mar 29, 2019 at 08:04AM by Michael Schwarer
Private health insurance reforms effective 1st April 2019 As many would have recently seen in the media and also been notified by their private health fund, as of 1st April there are a number of changes to how your private health insurance operates. One change has resulted from the Department of Health conducting a review…..
Osteoarthritis causes and treatment options to consider
Sun,Mar 24, 2019 at 10:56AM by Body Organics
What is osteoarthritis? Most people have heard of osteoarthritis (OA). For those who haven’t, OA is the accelerated wear down of cartilage in joints of the body. In advanced stages where cartilage has worn through entirely, bony surfaces can be exposed which causes friction and damage to the bone when the joint moves. People often…..
Plantar fasciitis exercises using Makarlu Lotus
Fri,Jan 04, 2019 at 03:24PM by Carla Mullins
Those who suffer from plantar fasciitis well know that familiar, sharp pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. Taking those tentative first steps when you get out of bed each day can be a less than pleasant experience! Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin, making walking painful…..
Pilates strategies for foot drop
Tue,Jan 01, 2019 at 03:28PM by Carla Mullins
Pilates strategies for preventing and treating foot drop This article was written in 2016 and has been updated in 2019 to include additional exercises and information What is Foot Drop? Foot drop, is a simple way to describe the loss of Range of Movement (ROM) in your ankle. Dorsiflexion is what occurs when your…..
Collared & Tied
Collarbone fracture rehabilitation in a pilates studio setting
Wed,Dec 19, 2018 at 07:12AM by Carla Mullins
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…..
Massage therapy – what are the benefits?
Mon,Dec 03, 2018 at 05:28PM by Laura Kinmont
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…..
Ankylosing spondylitis – treatments and pilates exercises
Sat,Aug 25, 2018 at 08:52PM by Carla Mullins
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…..
Lateral ankle sprain – treatment and exercises
Tue,Sep 19, 2017 at 06:47PM by Douglas Wilson
Lateral ankle sprain and why you should promptly seek treatment Lateral ankle sprain or LAS is the most prevalent musculoskeletal injury in Australia with 70% of the population involved in both recreational and competitive sports reporting a prior history. This frequent occurrence can lead many people to assume that “it will be right – things…..
Physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries
Sat,Jun 03, 2017 at 01:22PM by Douglas Wilson
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries experienced by active Australians. News of a torn ACL is especially devastating for active individuals, especially if they are training for a big event. Professional physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries can you achieve a faster, more effective and longer lasting recovery. How can physiotherapy assist…..
Sciatic nerve pain: symptoms, causes and treatment options
Thu,Mar 23, 2017 at 12:15PM by Laura Kinmont
Those who have experience sciatic nerve pain will long remember the pain, discomfort and electric shocks shooting through their the back or buttocks, often radiating past the knee into the foot. What is the sciatic nerve? The sciatic nerve branches from lumbar and sacral plexus: // Roots: L4, L5, S1, S2, S3 // Has…..
Trigger point causes and treatment options for relief of symptoms
Thu,Feb 02, 2017 at 02:55PM by Douglas Wilson
What is a trigger point? The term trigger point or myofascial trigger point is used to describe the common source of symptoms in many musculoskeletal pain presentations, but are often overlooked as the possible source of both acute and chronic pain. Trigger points are commonly defined as hyperirritable spots in muscles and surrounding fascia that present as…..
Ballet in Brisbane – pilates and strength training for ballet dancers
Tue,Jan 31, 2017 at 07:27PM by Carla Mullins
Unique offering for ballet dancers in Brisbane Ballet is a challenging but beautiful regime requiring strength and agility. Any dancer knows that the demands on your body can be brutal. To perform and compete in the world of dance you need to have strength, agility and grace. It is little surprise then that most ballet…..
Musculoskeletal therapy open on Saturdays
Tue,Jan 24, 2017 at 08:51PM by Michael Schwarer
Musculoskeletal therapy now open Saturday We now have musculoskeletal therapy available on Saturday mornings at our Annerley clinic at 16 Ekibin Rd. So if it’s urgent or you can’t make it for musculoskeletal therapy treatment during the week then come in for musculoskeletal therapy on a Saturday. Musculoskeletal therapist available on Saturday can treat a range of issues Musculoskeletal therapists can help people suffering from issues such tightness and pain in…..
Remedial massage open Saturday
Tue,Jan 17, 2017 at 08:59PM by Michael Schwarer
Remedial massage now open Saturday We now have remedial massage available on Saturday mornings at our Annerley clinic at 16 Ekibin Rd. So if it’s urgent or you can’t make it for remedial massage treatment during the week then come in for remedial massage on a Saturday. Remedial massage available on Saturday can treat a range of issues Remedial massage therapists can help people suffering from issues…..
Myotherapy open Saturday
Tue,Jan 10, 2017 at 08:51PM by Michael Schwarer
Myotherapy now open Saturday We now have myotherapy available on Saturday mornings at our Annerley clinic at 16 Ekibin Rd. So if it’s urgent or you can’t make it for myotherapy treatment during the week then come in for myotherapy on a Saturday. Myotherapist available on Saturday can treat a range of issues Myotherapists can help people suffering from issues such tightness and pain in the head, back, and neck……
Pilates Reformer Exercise of the Week for Golfers
Wed,Nov 23, 2016 at 05:03PM by Carla Mullins
The snake is an Advanced Pilates Exercise that we cover in a fair bit of detail in the Reformer 4 Resource Manual . However its challenge means that very few people are taught the exercise or perform it correctly. This Exercise of the Week was developed so that clients can enjoy the abdominal challenge and the…..