Category Archives: Osteopathy
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…..
Tania Huddart on pilates and the contractile field model
Fri,Jan 04, 2019 at 05:51PM by Tania Huddart
I am so excited to be sharing the Contractile Field model in the Pilates studio with you. It has so far been a five-year journey of discovery. Writing this article made me reflect anew on how much my approach to Pilates and my own body has changed. This way of thinking has even influenced my…..
Trendelenburg gait – causes, considerations and exercise videos
Thu,Sep 21, 2017 at 08:18PM by Carla Mullins
What is Trendelenburg gait and Trendelenburg’s sign? Trendelenburg’s sign is an abnormal gait pattern caused by weakness and impaired control of the abductor muscles of the lower limb, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. In a positive Trendelenburg’s sign the body is not able to maintain the centre of gravity on the side of the stance leg……
Chelmer pilates studio and physiotherapy clinic to relocate
Wed,Aug 23, 2017 at 01:07PM by Michael Schwarer
After 7 years it’s sad to say that we will soon be relocating our Chelmer pilates studio and physiotherapy clinic to Annerley and West End, with the last day of services at the Chelmer studio being Saturday 19th August 2017. After that date we will no longer be offering pilates classes, physiotherapy or osteopathy services at…..
Pilates courses for osteopaths. Quality pilates training to diploma level.
Fri,May 19, 2017 at 09:27PM by Carla Mullins
Pilates courses for osteopaths Body Organics provides Nationally Accredited pilates courses for osteopaths and other allied health practitioners who want to teach pilates as part of their practise. One of our pilates teacher trainers, Tania Paulet, is an osteopath and an Australian Pilates Method Association trained pilates teacher. Tania and Body Organics are unique in that their pilates training…..
Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis – causes, symptoms and exercises
Mon,May 15, 2017 at 01:20PM by Carla Mullins
Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis are terms that strike fear into the hearts of many, even if it’s only how to pronounce the words or to spell them. However, the conditions are common and manageable if the person seeks treatment and complies with their exercise program. My own mother at the age of 77 started complaining of intense…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
Headache relief through massage; headache causes and symptoms
Sun,Nov 13, 2016 at 01:07PM by Laura Kinmont
Headache relief – causes and symptoms of common types of headaches Headache relief is top of mind when you’ve been gripped by that familiar pain and tension. There are a number of more common types of headaches as well as various treatment options to help provide relief from headaches. We discuss the common types of headaches…..
Spinal flexion – what it means for bad backs and osteoporosis
Fri,Nov 11, 2016 at 02:48PM by Carla Mullins
Let’s talk about flexion of the spine Flexion of the spine appears to be one of those discussion points at ever so many training courses. It is not the topic of the course mind you, but the sort of question or idea that people raise and the conversation seems to be about ideas that need…..
Pilates exercises for the thoracic spine and diaphragm
Wed,Nov 02, 2016 at 12:30PM by Carla Mullins
The thoracic spine and diaphragm – important considerations for people with scleroderma, asthma or pneumonia In August 2005 my father died from Systemic Scleroderma, a complex autoimmune condition that markedly restricted the mobility of his lungs and diaphragm. In working with him many years ago I realised that there are many limitations in the way pilates teachers…..
Hand arthritis exercises for mobility, strength and control
Fri,Oct 28, 2016 at 02:20PM by Carla Mullins
Hand arthritis Grip, cut, twist, pinch, unbutton, squeeze, wring, prune, chop and type; these 10 things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the huge array of tasks our hands are capable of performing. Unfortunately for many Australians, hand and wrist arthritis can challenge both the ability to use the hands…..
Pilates reformer training courses for health professionals
Fri,Oct 28, 2016 at 11:23AM by Carla Mullins
Body Organics provides a series of intensive teacher training courses for exercise physiologists, massage therapists, physiotherapists and osteopaths wanting to obtain an understanding of the repertoire and how to teach clients using the apparatus. The series of courses is divided into distinct units that can be undertaken individually or as a set over a period of…..
Pilates to improve balance and vestibular response
Mon,Oct 10, 2016 at 04:23AM by Carla Mullins
Why do this balance exercise? In this exercise we have adapted the pilates apparatus to help improve the balance and vestibular responses for the client. We have used the pilates arc to create an unstable surface so that the client can improve their toe extension by walking back and forward on the arc. To increase…..