Category Archives: Sports Conditioning
Working prop – erly
Thu,Apr 09, 2020 at 09:35AM by Carla Mullins
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…..
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…..
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…..
Balance and falls prevention – Don’t be the fall guy!
Mon,Jun 24, 2019 at 04:00PM by Carla Mullins
“I had a fall” is something that no one wants to hear their older parents or clients say. Balance and falls Falls are sometimes thought of as ‘just one of those things’ that are part and parcel of getting older, with balance and falls issues being all too common. There is no dispute that balance…..
Minimalism with Makarlu Lotus.
Declutter your space.
Sat,Mar 16, 2019 at 07:10AM by Nick Schwarer
Replace your multicoloured gaggle of props and spiky balls with Makarlu Lotus Foam rollers, spiky balls, foot domes, wobble boards… the list ‘rolls’ on. A studio, health clinic, home gym or even your own living room can easily fill up with an array of health tools of different shapes and sizes. Some are designed to…..
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…..
Shouldering On: Shoulder exercises and considerations for pilates studios
Sun,Sep 30, 2018 at 04:40PM by Carla Mullins
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…..
Gluteal tendinopathy explained – symptoms, exercises and more
Tue,Jan 02, 2018 at 04:30PM by Carla Mullins
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…..
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…..
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…..
Achilles tendinitis – causes and treatment options
Tue,Dec 13, 2016 at 10:05AM by Carla Mullins
What is Achilles tendinitis or Achilles tendinopathy? Quite literally Achilles tendinitis is tendinitis of the Achilles tendon. Also called Achilles tendinopathy, it’s typically caused by overuse of the affected limb and often occurs in athletes that train under suboptimal conditions. What are the signs and symptoms of Achilles tendinitis? Symptoms of achilles tendinitis can vary from a simple…..
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…..
Hamstring strain exercises from a pilates perspective
Fri,Sep 02, 2016 at 12:45PM by Carla Mullins
Hamstring strain exercises from a pilates perspective: treatment and exercise to promote optimal healing With an increased participation in the various codes of football, Autumn (Fall) can often mean a rise in hamstring injuries; in fact a recent report from the Australian Football League (AFL) found that hamstring strains are still the number one injury…..
Calf Pain & Tight Calf Muscles in Runners
Thu,Mar 24, 2016 at 10:39AM by Laura Kinmont
Benefits of foot and calf massage for treating calf pain Function of calf muscles and their role in running The calf is made up of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (which connect the back of the knee to the ankle via the achilles tendon). The role of these muscles is to point the toes and…..
Pilates For Surfers – Exercises to Improve Your Surfing & Prevent Injury
Mon,Mar 14, 2016 at 06:36PM by Michael Schwarer
Pilates for surfers Find out why and how pilates for surfers can help to improve your surfing and reduce your chances of injury. There’s more to surfing than just ‘surfing’ The buzz that surfers get when gliding across the open face of a wave is, for them, what it’s all about. However there’s much, much more to surfing…..
Sports physiotherapy Chelmer
Mon,Mar 07, 2016 at 09:40PM by Michael Schwarer
Sports and physiotherapy in Chelmer, Graceville and Sherwood suburbs Demand for sports physiotherapy in Chelmer is strong this time of year as there are so many sporting clubs based in the suburbs of Chelmer, Graceville and Sherwood. There are Australian Football, Rugby League and Cricket clubs that have been in the area for many, many years. These…..
Sports Taping by Professional Physiotherapists
Thu,Feb 25, 2016 at 02:00AM by Body Organics
Sports taping for sports injuries With the winter sports season around the corner sports taping increases in importance for sports people, whether they be amateur or professional. As a physiotherapist my attention turns to the increased injury rate associated with starting each new season. Injuries often occur due to inadequate preparation or progressing too quickly. How these…..
Ankle stiffness in runners and athletes
Sun,Feb 21, 2016 at 02:00AM by Carla Mullins
How does ankle stiffness influence the risk of injury in runners? An article I recently read explored the question of dynamic joint stiffness in high-arched and low-arched athletes during a barefoot running task(1). The researchers wondered if ankle stiffness was a potential underlying risk to injury in the two different groups. The importance of this question…..
Physiotherapy open Saturday
Sun,Feb 14, 2016 at 06:00AM by Michael Schwarer
Physiotherapy open Saturday We now have physiotherapy available on Saturdays at our West End and Chelmer clinics. So if it’s urgent or you can’t make it for physiotherapy treatment during the week then come in for physiotherapy open Saturday. Physiotherapy open Saturday for sports people // Taping and strapping – if you’re nursing an injury…..
What is boomeritis?
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 12:02PM by Michael Schwarer
My mystery affliction finally had a name! A number of years ago whilst driving my car and listening to the radio, I heard an interesting interview with the then editor of Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. She was talking about all the new words that had entered the Australian lexicon in the prior 12 months. Her favourite that year was…..