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Five reasons to try Pilates for Lower Back Pain

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 ... Read more

Is Poor Posture is contributing to your Muscle & Joint problems.

Why Poor Posture is contributing to most of your Muscle & Joint problems.   There are numerous factors which can impact a person’s posture. The outcome of poor posture is the same regardless of what causes it, and is now becoming so common that most people have some first hand knowledge of the consequences of not maintaining good posture.   Low back pain is the most frequent complaint, but research shows neck, shoulder, arm pain and headaches have become increasingly widespread because of postural dysfunction. Foot and ... Read more

Spinal Stenosis and Physiotherapy Treatment

What is Spinal Stenosis? The term “stenosis” refers to narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord travels. This usually occurs gradually over a long period of time, as the intervertebral discs and the facet joints become degenerative, with associated bony spurs (“osteophytes”) intruding into the spinal canal. The facet joints can also become enlarged with degeneration and associated inflammation. This results in a smaller diameter hole for the spinal cord to travel through, creating the potential for the spinal ... Read more

Pilates Kawana

Pilates Kawana Schedule 2016 Times Instructor Monday 9.30 – 10.15 am 5.00 - 5.45 pm Tuesday   10.30 - 11.15 am Wednesday   10.00 - 10.45 am 5.00 - 5.45 pm Thursday 9.00 - 9.45 am Friday       Read more

Are you pregnant or have you just given birth?

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: http://www.continence.org.au/ A women’s health physiotherapist may be able to help you with all your queries and concerns. Physiotherapists have a great understanding ... Read more

Are you a Dancer or Gymnast?

Did you know Pilates began in the 1900’s and was readily adopted by Ballerinas because the original Pilates gym was located in the New York City Ballet studios. The strength patterns of Pilates movements are similar to those required in dancing and gymnastics. Pilates can improve dancer’s and gymnast’s strength, endurance and performance. But better than that, it can also prevent injury!!   Here at Physio Professionals we are able to tailor Pilates programs to dancers or gymnasts. We can help address ... Read more

Do you hate your posture?

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 ... Read more

Rebecca Horrocks Physiotherapist Joins Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana

Rebecca Horrocks has joined Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana and is available for appointments at both clinics. Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010 with Honors, Rebecca has forged a career in private practice since graduating. Rebecca is passionate about physiotherapy as a profession and enjoys treating patients of all walks and taking them through a rehabilitation path to better health, and has a particular interest in using exercise and Pilates to help reduce pain and improve outcomes for people with any injury history, in ... Read more

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
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