Tag Archives: pilates exercises
Knee replacement exercises for pre and post surgery
Tue,May 28, 2019 at 11:12AM by Carla Mullins
Knee replacement exercises pre and post surgery can be an important factor for successful rehabilitation Why are knee replacement exercises such an important topic? There were 50,000 knee replacement surgeries in Australia alone in the last year! The most common reason for knee replacements is osteoarthritis, a condition which affects one in nine Australians (AIHW…..
Can I claim a rebate for my Pilates classes after 1st April 2019?
Fri,Mar 29, 2019 at 08:04AM by Michael Schwarer
Private health insurance reforms effective 1st April 2019 As many would have recently seen in the media and also been notified by their private health fund, as of 1st April there are a number of changes to how your private health insurance operates. One change has resulted from the Department of Health conducting a review…..
A joint action on Rheumatoid Arthritis with Pilates
Wed,Mar 27, 2019 at 02:41PM by Carla Mullins
I have a distinct memory of a girl in my grade 4 class having Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and how this impacted her. At the time I did not appreciate the pain and the fear that she was experiencing – but I did understand what it was like to be different, and so we became friends……
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…..
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,…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
Spinal flexion – what it means for bad backs and osteoporosis
Fri,Nov 11, 2016 at 02:48PM by Carla Mullins
Let’s talk about flexion of the spine Flexion of the spine appears to be one of those discussion points at ever so many training courses. It is not the topic of the course mind you, but the sort of question or idea that people raise and the conversation seems to be about ideas that need…..
Pilates reformer training courses for health professionals
Fri,Oct 28, 2016 at 11:23AM by Carla Mullins
Body Organics provides a series of intensive teacher training courses for exercise physiologists, massage therapists, physiotherapists and osteopaths wanting to obtain an understanding of the repertoire and how to teach clients using the apparatus. The series of courses is divided into distinct units that can be undertaken individually or as a set over a period of…..
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 Muscle Exercises for Acquired Calf Shortening
Wed,Mar 16, 2016 at 03:28PM by Carla Mullins
Acquired calf shortening and the need for calf muscle exercises What is acquired calf shortening? Acquired Calf Shortening (ACF) is a condition most common in women who regularly wear heels higher than 2.5 cm. ACF is also seen in people who have congenital short soleus and achilles tendon. There are simple calf muscles exercises that…..
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…..
Hand Exercises & Wrist Exercises
Sat,Feb 27, 2016 at 02:00AM by Carla Mullins
Hand exercises for use in pilates and movement classes Hand exercises and wrist exercises are important elements of pilates and movement classes, however they are often given little attention as compared to other areas of the body. “The hand is the visible part of the brain.” Immanuel Kant, German philosopher 1724 – 1804 Over the years I…..
Finger Fatigue in Teenage Girls
Wed,Feb 24, 2016 at 11:41AM by Carla Mullins
Does your teen suffer finger fatigue? Does your teenager suffer pains in their fingers, shoulders or neck from texting and hand held devices? Body Organics studio Director Carla Mullins talks about the dangers of finger fatigue in an article featured in the Courier-Mail. Social media and the internet blamed for rise in number of teens with pain…..
Labral tears and hip pain
Fri,Feb 12, 2016 at 05:15PM by Carla Mullins
Labral tears and hip pain Labral tears are a common cause of hip pain and associated dysfunction. When we walk, run and move our femurs (thigh bones) move in and around the hip as if there was a mortar in a pestle. The precision of the rhythm is essential in order to minimise injury and…..
A Rethink About Pilates as Just a Rehabilitation Method
Tue,Mar 24, 2015 at 01:20PM by Carla Mullins
Many of us recognise that Joseph Pilates developed a very strong conditioning program for people that required mastery of mind and body. We forget that it took many years for him to develop the program and the mental and physical strength to perform to the precision and control he demanded of himself and others. Eve…..
Back Pain & Physiotherapy
Tue,Mar 17, 2015 at 06:03PM by Carla Mullins
How do stress and lifestyle influence lower back pain? Our previous back pain physiotherapy posts have covered preventing and treating lower back pain and safe lifting techniques. Leah mentions how stress and lifestyle factors may influence the severity of pain or the level of disability associated with a low back injury, yet as a general population the influence that…..
Physiotherapy for back pain
Tue,Mar 17, 2015 at 05:37PM by Body Organics
Almost everyone has had some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. It may have started after a tackle at a sporting event, after moving house or after a long day sitting at a desk. It may be just a little niggle that comes on from time to time, or the…..
Rectus diastasis – separation of the tummy muscles
Fri,Feb 06, 2015 at 03:37PM by Body Organics
What is rectus diastasis? Rectus diastasis (also known as diastasis recti) is the separation of the connective tissue (fascia) that joins the left and right sides of the abdominal muscles together. This occurs most commonly in pre or post partum women. The hormonal changes during pregnancy coupled with the increased load on the abdominal muscles…..
What are the benefits of doing pregnancy pilates?
Thu,Feb 05, 2015 at 03:35PM by Body Organics
Changes during pregnancy There are myriad changes that occur to the body and progress right throughout pregnancy. Many of these changes will affect the activities that a person is able to perform, as well as the exercises that they feel safe and comfortable doing. It is, however, important for women to maintain their health, strength…..