10 May 2017

Returning To Exercise After Injury: Going Through Rehab As A Physio

Hi, my name is Kirsty and I have injuries. As a Physio this is hard to admit, because we are all perfect, right? Prior to my injuries, I was running 2-3 times per week, going to the gym 4 times per week and doing Pilates 3 times per week. In August last year I developed […]

1 May 2017

Pilates At Home – Leg Circles

A Home Pilates Program which complements your current Physio-led Pilates program in the studio is vital for ongoing effective management of various injuries. There are many benefits to Pilates and ‘leg circles’ is just one exercise which you could perform in the comfort of your own home. However, be careful because technique is imperative with […]

27 Apr 2017

Top 3 Home Exercises For Pregnancy

Cat Stretch The cat stretch is great for mobilising your spine and stretching out tight back extensor muscles.  This is particularly important for pregnancy as the lower back continues to try and support your growing bump. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders and your knee underneath your hips, your […]

4 Apr 2017

Should you stretch before exercising? Part Two

In the first part of this blog we looked at the available research and found evidence to firmly challenge the historical notion that stretching is necessary before exercise. But does that mean all pre-exercise limbering up is a bad idea? No, I don’t think so. Doing scientifically tight experiments to really prove/disprove things in real humans […]

4 Apr 2017

Six Reasons To Do Physiotherapy-Led Pilates

Improve core strength and stability Reduced core strength and stability can lead to various injuries, such as lower back pain. Building your core strength and stability is important for all individuals suffering from lower back pain to pre and post-natal strengthening. Guidance with appropriate exercises to prevent injury is vital. Improves balance Incorporating balance exercises […]

31 Jan 2017

Patient Of The Month For February

Our patient of the month for February is Graham Pearson, who has set himself the amazing challenge of completing 21 half marathon events by the end of 2017! He is doing this to support the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children. We think most people would agree he is […]

9 Jan 2017

Three Exercises To Get Your Gluts Firing

As a Physio one of the most common areas of muscle weakness we see are in the gluteal muscles, whether they’re weak or inactive we spend quite some time re-training proper glut activation with a lot of our patients. Even in some of our fittest patients, they can have issues activating their gluts properly. The two most […]

7 Oct 2016

Slide In The Golf Swing

A ‘slide’ in a golf swing is any excessive lower body sideways movement towards the target during the downswing. This swing characteristic makes is very difficult to stabilise your lower body during the downswing, which will eventually reduce the upper body’s ability to generate a sufficient amount of power and speed through impact. The upper […]

20 Sep 2016

Are You Hyper-mobile?

Joint hyper-mobility is a condition where joints move beyond their expected range of motion. It is usually inherited from your parents (thanks mum and dad!). Hyper-mobility is quite common in the general population, it is estimated that 10-15% of normal children have hyper-mobile joints, sometimes referred to as “loose” joints or “double jointed”. Hyper-mobility tends to lessen […]

1 Sep 2016

Sway In The Golf Swing

A ‘sway’ in a golf swing is any excessive lower body sideways movement away from the target during the back-swing. This sideways movement forces the golfer’s weight to the outside of their back foot and as a result makes it very difficult to develop a proper weight shift during transition and the downswing. Without proper […]