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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
With the return to school this week for all the school-aged children out there, we thought a timely question for parents is:
Do you know how heavy your child’s backpack (fully loaded) should be (at the most!)?
Answer: less than 10% of your child’s body weight! For example, if your child weighs 30kgs, their backpack should weigh no more than 3kgs.
To read more about backpacks and general activity guidelines for your children, follow the link below:
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 ...