Tania Huddart on pilates and the contractile field model

Fri,Jan 04, 2019 at 05:51PM by

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…..

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Plantar fasciitis exercises using Makarlu Lotus

Fri,Jan 04, 2019 at 03:24PM by

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…..

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Pilates strategies for foot drop

Tue,Jan 01, 2019 at 03:28PM by

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…..

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Collared & Tied
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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About Body Organics Education – pilates courses and pilates training

Mon,Nov 20, 2017 at 12:34PM by

We’ve prepared this brief video presentation so you can learn about the benefits of Body Organics Education for pilates and movement training. Enjoy! Our pilates courses take your knowledge deeper, with continuing education pilates courses and pilates training right up to diploma level. At Body Organics Education we understand that pilates and movement education is more…..

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Trendelenburg gait – causes, considerations and exercise videos

Thu,Sep 21, 2017 at 08:18PM by

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……

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Lateral ankle sprain – treatment and exercises

Tue,Sep 19, 2017 at 06:47PM by

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…..

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Ideas for peripheral neuropathy and exercise

Tue,Aug 29, 2017 at 04:51PM by

Tingling and numbness in the peripheries – could it be peripheral neuropathy? Our hands and feet are essential for daily life, and so it is little wonder that peripheral neuropathy can be so devastating. It can impact daily activities and walking or even holding a cup can be extremely painful. There are many reasons why…..

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Cancer and exercise – reduces the risk of death by nearly half

Wed,Aug 23, 2017 at 01:39PM by

This is from part of our course that we are offering in SantaBaraba (April 2018) and New Jersey (May 2018).   If you are interested in participating in this 15 hour course, manual included, please feel free to contact us education@bodyorganics.com.au The following article about cancer and exercise, Cancer survival: exercise reduces risk of death by nearly…..

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Chelmer pilates studio and physiotherapy clinic to relocate

Wed,Aug 23, 2017 at 01:07PM by

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…..

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Osteoporosis treatment and exercise

Thu,Aug 10, 2017 at 12:56PM by

Osteoporosis treatment and exercise is a mantra of doctors, physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners worldwide, however it can be a little overwhelming to understand what this actually means. How does this translate into reality for many people? What is proven to be effective and what is actually a fad? In this article we explore osteoporosis and how it…..

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Physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries

Sat,Jun 03, 2017 at 01:22PM by

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…..

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