Tag Archives: pilates
Pilates teacher or pilates instructor – Why does it matter?
Mon,Sep 09, 2019 at 05:39PM by Carla Mullins
Alice is walking along a path when she comes to a fork in the path, and suddenly she sees the Cheshire Cat in a tree. Alice said. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat……
Balance and falls prevention – Don’t be the fall guy!
Mon,Jun 24, 2019 at 04:00PM by Carla Mullins
“I had a fall” is something that no one wants to hear their older parents or clients say. Balance and falls Falls are sometimes thought of as ‘just one of those things’ that are part and parcel of getting older, with balance and falls issues being all too common. There is no dispute that balance…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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 exercises for children
Fri,Nov 11, 2016 at 06:52AM by Carla Mullins
When working with pilates exercises for children it is important to incorporate upper body strengthening work. Children under the age of 8 years benefit from bear walks and wheelbarrow exercises as a way of helping them to achieve upper limb strength and stability. Remember that the bones in toddlers and children are different to adults……
Pilates exercises for the thoracic spine and diaphragm
Wed,Nov 02, 2016 at 12:30PM by Carla Mullins
The thoracic spine and diaphragm – important considerations for people with scleroderma, asthma or pneumonia In August 2005 my father died from Systemic Scleroderma, a complex autoimmune condition that markedly restricted the mobility of his lungs and diaphragm. In working with him many years ago I realised that there are many limitations in the way pilates teachers…..
Pilates hamstring exercise using the Trapeze Table
Wed,Oct 19, 2016 at 05:25PM by Carla Mullins
The hamstrings are an essential group of muscles when we walk and run, and in particular during the “toe off” stage of gait. Unfortunately many people are not as strong in their hamstrings as they should be and can tend to use their back extensors when walking. In such situations people start to complain about…..
Pilates to improve balance and vestibular response
Mon,Oct 10, 2016 at 04:23AM by Carla Mullins
Why do this balance exercise? In this exercise we have adapted the pilates apparatus to help improve the balance and vestibular responses for the client. We have used the pilates arc to create an unstable surface so that the client can improve their toe extension by walking back and forward on the arc. To increase…..
Pilates exercises for multiple sclerosis
Wed,Sep 28, 2016 at 02:50PM by Carla Mullins
The exercise of the week has a focus on helping improve range of motion in the ankle and hip, generally known as dorsiflexion. It uses the traditional pilates apparatus known as a Wunda Chair. The exercise was modified for a pilates client with multiple sclerosis. For whom does the exercise apply? The exercise modification can…..
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…..
Sciatica Symptoms and Treatment
Thu,May 05, 2016 at 04:56PM by Carla Mullins
Exercises for treating sciatic nerve pain What is sciatica? Sciatica is a term that is often thrown around, but what does it really mean? True sciatica is characterised by pain, discomfort or electric shocks into the back or buttocks, and can radiate past the knee into the foot. Sciatic pain runs in a pattern along…..
Reformer Leg & Footwork for Those With Bad Backs
Tue,Apr 19, 2016 at 12:29PM by Carla Mullins
Are leg and footwork on the reformer appropriate for people with bad backs? Leg and footwork on the reformer have become somewhat standardised. I can’t tell you the number of times teachers have told me that they have clients do this reformer work as an easy warm-up or easy preparation for the legs. Comments like this drive me a little…..
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…..
De Quervain syndrome – exercises for recovery
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 01:27PM by Carla Mullins
What is de Quervain syndrome? De Quervain syndrome is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist (tenosynovitis). The swollen tendons and their coverings rub against the narrow tunnel through which they pass. The result is pain at the base of the thumb and extending into the lower arm. De…..
Osgood Schlatter Disease and Sever’s Disease
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 12:44PM by Douglas Wilson
What are Osgood Schlatter Disease and Sever’s Disease? Anterior knee pain and heel pain throughout the early teenage years can sometimes be considered the rite of passage labelled “growing pains”. Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) and Sever’s Disease (SD) however can cause pain severe enough to impede movement if symptoms are ignored and activity levels are increasing……
What is boomeritis?
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 12:02PM by Michael Schwarer
My mystery affliction finally had a name! A number of years ago whilst driving my car and listening to the radio, I heard an interesting interview with the then editor of Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. She was talking about all the new words that had entered the Australian lexicon in the prior 12 months. Her favourite that year was…..