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January Newsletter – Common Running Injuries

Common Running Injuries The majority of running injuries tend to be due to overuse and generally involve the lower limb, so this overview will focus on the most common of these injuries. Running is certainly experiencing another "boom" currently, with the popularity of running increasing again so we might anticipate a relatice increase in related injuries. The most commonly occurring lower limb running injuries are Knee injuries (patella tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ITB-related conditions) Shin injuries (medial/lateral tibial stress syndrome - ie "shin splints") ... 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

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

Keep Your Body Moving This “Movember”

Movember The best way to ensure Physical and mental health is to be active. “Research says that if you have prostate cancer, you can actually extend your life expectancy by up to 60% by exercising. Ways to get moving, little moves can make a big difference when it comes to your body and mind’s health. Get moving one day at a time (one for each day of the week as seen on APA facebook)   Going out for lunch? Cut the lunch short and finish the ... Read more
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Benefits of Pilates

The Pilates exercise method was developed in the 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Today Pilates is practiced worldwide by people of all ages and from all walks of life. As of the many benefits people use this method to help recover from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions and for proactive health reasons. There are many health benefits of Pilates and below we have listed the top ten benefits;   Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Pilates: Improves flexibility. Doing stretches and exercises on the reformer ... Read more
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Pilates for Back Pain.

Pilates for Back Pain Effects of Pilates exercise programs in people with chronic low back pain: a systematic review. Abstract: Patti A1, Bianco A, Paoli A, Messina G, Montalto MA, Bellafiore M, Battaglia G, Iovane A, Palma A. The Pilates method has recently  become a fast-growing popular way of exercise recommended for healthy individuals and those engaged in rehabilitation. Several published studies have examined the effects of Pilates method in  people with chronic low back pain (LBP). The objective of this study is to describe ... Read more

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder (glenohumeral) Instability   Shoulder instability refers to excessive movement of the head of humerus (the “ball”) in the glenoid fossa (the “socket”), which can result in pain, dysfunction, loss of movement and loss of strength.  The shoulder joint is designed to allow great flexibility, but the trade-off is the glenoid fossa (the “the socket”) is very shallow predisposing the shoulder to instability.  The common analogy used to describe the shoulder joint is that it is like a golf ball sitting on a ... Read more
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Physiotherapist Michelle Crew talks about Pilates

Michelle Crew senior  Physiotherapist in Caloundra talks about Pilates. Michelle Crew senior Physiotherapist at Physio Professionals Caloundra talks about Pilates and the benefits of this exercise regime. Read more
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