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…..
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…..
Baker’s cysts and exercise
Sun,Jul 15, 2018 at 06:33AM by Carla Mullins
“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…..
Raynaud’s syndrome – ideas for working with movement
Wed,Jun 20, 2018 at 03:00PM by Carla Mullins
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,…..
Lateral hip pain
Wed,Feb 21, 2018 at 10:23AM by Douglas Wilson
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…..
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…..
About Body Organics Education – pilates courses and pilates training
Mon,Nov 20, 2017 at 12:34PM by Michael Schwarer
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…..
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org The following article about cancer and exercise, Cancer survival: exercise reduces risk of death by nearly…..
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…..