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……
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…..
Ideas for peripheral neuropathy and exercise
Tue,Aug 29, 2017 at 04:51PM by Carla Mullins
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…..
Cancer and exercise – reduces the risk of death by nearly half
Wed,Aug 23, 2017 at 01:39PM by Michael Schwarer
The following article about cancer and exercise, Cancer survival: exercise reduces risk of death by nearly half, recently appeared in The Australian online newspaper and is worth repeating. At Body Organics we fully support the notion that exercise and movement can not only improve quality of life but also can reduce the risk of chronic diseases…..
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…..
Osteoporosis treatment and exercise
Thu,Aug 10, 2017 at 12:56PM by Carla Mullins
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…..
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…..
Pilates courses for physiotherapists. Quality pilates courses to diploma level.
Sat,May 27, 2017 at 07:05PM by Michael Schwarer
Pilates courses for physiotherapists from a multidisciplinary perspective Body Organics provides nationally accredited pilates courses for physiotherapists and other allied health practitioners who want to teach pilates as part of their professional practise. Body Organics is unique in that our pilates training approach works beyond the physiotherapy framework as typically taught by many training schools in Australia. The Body Organics…..
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…..
Pilates Reformer Training Courses Brisbane, Sydney, Perth
Wed,May 03, 2017 at 08:37PM by Carla Mullins
In April 2017 we started teaching our first ever Pilates Reformer Training Courses, in Darwin. We will be teaching these courses in Brisbane and Sydney from May and Perth from June 2017. The comprehensive training courses ( 80 hours of contact time) are recognised by ESSA. The process of teaching the course was very interesting…..
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…..
Arms and correct joint patterning in Pilates
Thu,Mar 02, 2017 at 12:22PM by Carla Mullins
Arms and correct joint patterning in Pilates: Are we teaching how to optimise movement, or simply doing as we were told? “The assumptions you don’t know you’re making will only get you into trouble and confusion” Douglas Adams It’s funny that you can be doing something for years, then injuries happen either in you or…..
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…..
Exercise to relieve hand & wrist pain during & after pregnancy
Fri,Jan 27, 2017 at 02:23PM by Carla Mullins
Relieve hand and wrist pain during and after pregnancy with ‘The Rolling Sailor’ using the pilates ball This is one of the simple exercises that we give clients to do at home during their pregnancy and post-baby. Many women complain of hand and wrist pain during pregnancy. Our lovely client asked me to record the exercise…..
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 Pioneer – Carla Mullins
Fri,Jan 06, 2017 at 01:11PM by Michael Schwarer
Carla Mullins – pilates pioneer – was recently interviewed by West End Magazine Here is an extract from that interview: Carla Mullins boasts being one of the first people in the country to embrace pilates in the 90s, so could be described as an Australian pioneer in the alternative medical practice. Carla remembers, “It started because…..
Journey to becoming a pilates teacher
Fri,Jan 06, 2017 at 12:47PM by Carla Mullins
This week a lovely story was published in the West End Magazine about Body Organics, below is an extract of the article about Carla Mullins and her journey to becoming a pilates teacher. Carla Mullins boasts being one of the early adopters of pilates in the early 1990s, so could be described as an Australian pioneer…..