7 Feb 2018

Pelvic Floor And Exercise – Are Abdominal Exercises Ok?

This is always a very tricky question to answer as there are so many factors that will come into consideration. Traditionally, abdominal exercises are strongly considered to be a high intra-abdominal/intra-pelvic pressure type of exercise and hence been seen as a ‘NO’ type of exercise for people with pelvic floor issues. However, this is what […]

29 Nov 2017

How To Do Your ‘Ballerina’ Exercise From Pilates At Home

The ‘Ballerina’ exercise is a crowd favourite amongst our Pilates attendees as it not only challenges your balance but also improves your hip mobility, glut activation and lumbopelvic control. Although it seems quite impossible to replicate at home as many of us do not have the luxury of having a Trapeze or Wunda Chair at […]

28 Nov 2017

Top Three Exercises To Strengthen Your Postural Muscles

Most of us at some point over the years have been told that we need to sit up straighter, improve our posture or strengthen our postural muscles for several reasons including to improve our neck pain, shoulder pain, mid back pain, lower back pain etc. The three exercises below are great, simple exercises to target […]

3 Nov 2017

How To Do Your Sidelying Gluts at Home 

No gluts no glory! I’m sure at some stage you’ve been told that you need to strengthen your gluts to help your hip pain, your lower back pain, your knee pain or for various other reasons. ‘Sidelying gluts’ is a Pilates exercise that can get your gluts firing like you wouldn’t believe. All you need […]

1 Sep 2017

Pessary Use For Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is a Pessary? A pessary is a silicone device designed to be worn inside the vagina to provide mechanical support to the pelvic organs. Pessary Effectiveness? – Most women can be successfully be fit with a pessary when they present with pelvic organ prolapse – Complications of pessary use are usually minor and vaginal […]

1 Aug 2017

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Weight Loss

What does the research tell us about Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the effects of weight loss? 1. Increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with feeling a bulge 2. Being overweight does increase the risk of worsening prolapse with time 3. Weight loss does not improve bothersome prolapse symptoms 4. Pelvic floor damage already present […]

17 Jul 2017

Six Astonishing Facts About How Common Pelvic Organ Prolapse Really Is!

Current research suggests that Pelvic Organ Prolapse is unfortunately more common than we think. Research has shown that: Approximately 1 in 3 women will have a Stage 2-3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Approximately 1 in 9 women will ultimately require surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse The risk of prolapse increases with age: Age 60 = 1 […]

1 Jun 2017

Pilates ‘Hundreds’ At Home – How Strong Are Your Abs?

Having time-efficient, effective exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home can significantly assist in the treatment and ongoing management of various injuries. ‘Hundreds’ is a predominantly abdominal-based exercise that can be effective for individuals suffering from lower back pain, hip pain, neck pain, post-natal care and many other injuries. If […]

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 […]

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 […]