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Benefits of Pilates – Part 3

  8. Promotes Weight Loss and Long, Lean Appearance If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look; Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace. All of these things will make you look and feel very fit. If you want to lose weight, the formula for weight loss remains the same: Burn more calories than you take in. As a full-body fitness ... Read more

Benefits of Pilates – Part 2

Develops Core Strength The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. This means the neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of the muscles and joints are freed to do their jobs. A nice little side benefit is that the core training ... Read more

Benefits of Pilates – Part 1

Our Team at Physio Professionals is dedicated to promoting a healthy attitude to a healthy lifestyle. We believe that Pilates is a great way for people of all shapes, size, age and levels of fitness to get that kick-start they are waiting for, and shift your health balance in the right direction. The benefits of Clinical Pilates are extensive it is no easy task to single out a list limiting it to only ten spread out over the next few days.   1.Pilates is Whole-Body ... Read more

Want Direct Physio Access? We already have it!!

Want Direct Physio Access? We already have it!!   Australians may not realise it, but we are in the privileged position of having great access to great healthcare. Some might argue with this but when compared to the majority of other countries, Australia’s medical care and our access to it is really quite amazing. Physiotherapists in Australia are known as “first contact practitioners”.   What is a “first-contact practitioner?” you ask. Read on to find out more…..   A “first-contact practitioner” refers to the fact that ... Read more

Pilates classes increased due to patient demand.

Pilates Schedule for the start of 2016 has now been released. Due to patient demand we have added an additional 3 classes to the weekly class schedule. What are the benefits of Pilates? Increases muscle strength, tone and flexibility. Improves posture, physique and wellbeing. Develops optimal core control. Reduces physical, mental and emotional stress. Excellent as an injury management and rehabilitation tool. Assists in injury prevention by addressing the underlying causes. How do I join a Class? Simply call our Caloundra clinic on (07) 5438 9111 to organise your pre Pilates class ... Read more

Gluteal Weakness

Gluteal Weakness Weakness of the gluteals (buttock muscles) can contribute to back pain or lower leg pain. This is due to abnormal forces loading the spine and lower leg due to imbalances.     Here are 2 great strengthening exercises to improve gluteal stability: Bridging – hold for 5-10 seconds and repeat 10 times.   Clam Shells – 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg Lie on side with knees bent, feet together. Ensure shoulders, hips and feet are in a straight line. Lift top knee upward, keeping feet ... Read more