Osteoporosis and Exercise

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

Osteoporosis and exercise is a mantra of Doctors, Physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners world wide, however it can be a little overwhelming to understand what this 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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Pilates courses for physiotherapists. Quality pilates courses to diploma level.

Sat,May 27, 2017 at 07:05PM by

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…..

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Pilates courses for osteopaths. Quality pilates training to diploma level.

Fri,May 19, 2017 at 09:27PM by

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…..

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Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis – causes, symptoms and exercises

Mon,May 15, 2017 at 01:20PM by

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…..

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Pilates Reformer Training Courses Brisbane, Sydney, Perth

Wed,May 03, 2017 at 08:37PM by

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…..

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Sciatic nerve pain: symptoms, causes and treatment options

Thu,Mar 23, 2017 at 12:15PM by

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…..

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Arms and correct joint patterning in Pilates

Thu,Mar 02, 2017 at 12:22PM by

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…..

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Trigger point causes and treatment options for relief of symptoms

Thu,Feb 02, 2017 at 02:55PM by

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…..

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Ballet in Brisbane – pilates and strength training for ballet dancers

Tue,Jan 31, 2017 at 07:27PM by

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…..

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Exercise to relieve hand & wrist pain during & after pregnancy

Fri,Jan 27, 2017 at 02:23PM by

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…..

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Musculoskeletal therapy open on Saturdays

Tue,Jan 24, 2017 at 08:51PM by

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…..

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Remedial massage open Saturday

Tue,Jan 17, 2017 at 08:59PM by

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…..

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Myotherapy open Saturday

Tue,Jan 10, 2017 at 08:51PM by

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……

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Pilates Pioneer – Carla Mullins

Fri,Jan 06, 2017 at 01:11PM by

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…..

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Journey to becoming a pilates teacher

Fri,Jan 06, 2017 at 12:47PM by

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…..

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Becoming a pilates teacher – one teacher’s story on earning her pilates diploma

Tue,Dec 20, 2016 at 01:26PM by

A progression from triathlons … to back pain … to earning a pilates diploma and becoming a pilates teacher How on earth did I end up earning my pilates diploma? This wasn’t what I’d originally set out to achieve. Wind back the clock – it was January 2014 and I felt like I was at the peak…..

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What relationship is that? Ethics considerations for pilates teachers and studio owners.

Thu,Dec 15, 2016 at 06:08PM by

Blurring commercial and client /student relationships with social media I remember as a child watching television and this toothbrush ad would come on, there would be this man’s back (because of course a dentist would be male) and we were told we could not see his face because he is a dentist.  As a child…..

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Achilles tendinitis – causes and treatment options

Tue,Dec 13, 2016 at 10:05AM by

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…..

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Lower back stretches using pilates equipment

Thu,Dec 08, 2016 at 07:36AM by

Lower back stretches and pilates Pilates is a great way to achieve lower back stretches.  The pilates equipment in particular is a great way to decompress the joints by creating traction or by supporting the person against gravity so that the muscles can release. Pilates Trapeze Table lower back stretches In this video we show a…..

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Pilates Reformer Exercise of the Week for Golfers

Wed,Nov 23, 2016 at 05:03PM by

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…..

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