What is Pilates?
Many people have heard of Pilates however don’t have any idea what it involves – aside from thinking it similar to yoga. Pilates is a form of exercise where low impact movements are used to develop the strength, control and flexibility of your joints and muscles. It places an emphasis on core strength and moving with mindfulness to perform all movements. At Physio Professionals, all exercises are tailored to meet individual goals with consideration of your hobbies and any ...
Do you have poor posture?
There are many factors that can contribute to having poor posture. It is important to have correct posture as the consequences can severely affect your quality of life. These consequences can include;
Back and Neck Pain
Poor posture can put strain on your neck and back. This can cause discomfort for many desk-workers who tend to hunch over their keyboard
80% of headaches derive from the neck, and poor posture can be a contributing factor. If you are suffering from headaches, ...
1 in 3 Woman who have ever had a child have incontinence
Women with stress incontinence – that is, women who wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or are active – will find pelvic floor muscle training can help in getting over this problem.
For pregnant women, pelvic floor muscle training will help the body cope with the growing weight of the baby. Healthy, fit muscles before the baby is born will mend more easily after the birth.
As women grow older, the pelvic ...
Shoulder impingement is one of the most common conditions of the shoulder. It is a process by which poor posture or repetitive overload causes pinching or ‘impingement’ of structures between the two bones which make up the shoulder complex. It is often the supraspinatus tendon +/- the subacromial bursa that become impinged between the humerus and the scapular bones as pictured:
Signs and symptoms:
Catch of pain at shoulder level or above
Inability to do overhead activities without pain
Inability to reach the hand ...
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements).
Many people do not realise that physiotherapists can improve mobility, function and quality of life in the presence or ABSENCE of disease/ pathology or injury.
Below is a list of objectives we have helped individuals with in the past:
Improving overall posture and mobility
Preventing work related injury
Athlete screening to ...
Many women who are pregnant or have recently welcomed their new addition into the world are unsure about how to return to exercise. A lot of women have been told by friends or doctors that they should do their pelvic floor exercises but are unsure how to do these exercises.
The continence foundation of Australia has some great resources, check them out:
A women’s health physiotherapist may be able to help you with all your queries and concerns. Physiotherapists have a great understanding ...
Pilates can improve ANY posture! Pilates exercises employ a gentle core contraction as the base for all other patterns of movement. Pilates involves finding and maintaining the most optimal posture whilst moving in a way that improves muscle timing, strength and movement sequencing. Over time and practice participants of Pilates begin to move/ sit/ work in ideal postures with optimal muscle recruitment. This can reduce pain and discomfort but also improve general tone and well-being of the entire body
Try this simple ...