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HELPFUL DESK STRETCHES TO EASE ACHES AND PAINS

Helpful Desk stretches to ease aches and pains   Aching in your shoulders, neck or back is very common after a day in the office, driving or studying. We can easily spend more than seven hours a day sitting hunched over screens, steering wheels and phones. We can actively ease these aches and pains with …

PILATES ROLL DOWN

PILATES ROLL DOWN Pilates is a system of exercise focusing upon controlled movement, stretching and breathing. Pilates is popular today not only for physical fitness but also for rehabilitation programs. Clinical trials have found pilates to be an effective way of reducing pain and disability in health problems such as low back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, …

THE PILATES HUNDRED

The Pilates Hundred The Pilates Hundred is one of the most popular exercises in Pilates. The Hundred is a dynamic movement that warms up the lungs and core muscles. This exercise is appropriate for novices all the way to the advanced pupil. This exercise can be modified in multiple ways to cater any fitness level. …

THE GLUTEAL MUSCLES

The Gluteal Muscles What are they? The Gluteal muscles are the muscles that sit around the back and sides of your pelvis. They are referred to as the buttocks.  There are three gluteal muscles – glute maximus, glute medius and glute minimus. They Originate at the pelvis and the insert onto the ball of the femur …

PILATES – WHAT, WHO AND WHY ..?

Pilates- What, Who and Why? What is Pilates? Pilates or the Pilates Method originated in the 1920s and sense has been the forefront for rehabilitation for athletes, dancers and recently the general public to alleviate pain, optimize quality of life, build strength while simultaneously improving posture, muscular imbalances and flexibility. Pilates focuses on improving the …

PILATES MOVE OF THE WEEK – PILATES BRIDGE

Pilates moves of the week – Pilates Bridge The basic Pilates bridge is one of the best classical Pilates movements. The bridge is a great exercise for improving spinal mobility and strengthening muscles of the core and buttocks. It also lengthens the front body and allows a stretch for the hip flexors. We are living …

ALL ABOUT THE ACHILLES TENDON

ALL ABOUT THE ACHILLES TENDON The Achilles Tendon is made up of the tendinous fibres from three contributing muscles, that are commonly referred to as the calf, which is situated at back of the lower leg. The major  muscles are called the gastrocnemius and under it is the soleus allow flexion of the knee and …

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL PAIN…?

What is Myofascial pain..? The myofascial pain syndrome relates to pain muscles and connective tissue. It  is a common clinical complaint caused by myofascial trigger points. A myofascial trigger point is defined as a hyperirritable spot or knot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle which is painful on compression and can cause referred …

BACK TO SCHOOL

  BACK TO SCHOOL It’s that time of year again, the summer madness is over and normality will resume with the kids going back to school. This time of year can be a very busy, stressful period for parents. There is a lot of running around shopping, picking up after the kids while preparing them …

REFERRED PAIN AND YOU

Referred Pain And You   Pain is a complex sensation and in some cases occurs in an area of the body that is not the first site of the problem. This is known as referred pain. For example, It might seem strange, where we may feel the pain, it may not be coming directly from …