27 Jun 2017

Muscles You Need For The Slopes! Skiers vs Snowboarders

Its important when embarking on your first snow trip, or going back to the snow for the first time in a while, to understand which muscles you will be using and preparing them for the impact of the snow! Mulled wine, hot chocolate, peach schnapps, powdery (or slushy) white snow. In Australia it is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Jan 2017

Hanging Back In The Golf Swing

Hanging back  in the golf swing is when a golfer does not shift their weight correctly back onto the front side on the downswing, usually resulting in a lack of power and the inability to create a consistent strike on the golf ball. Golfers tend to hang back on their back leg and spine through […]

11 Aug 2016

Abdominal Separation During Pregnancy (Diastasis Recti)

What is Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation? Diastasis Recti (DR) is the term used for the separation of the abdominal muscles via stretching of the connective tissues in the midline (linea alba) during pregnancy. What Causes it? Pregnancy is the most common cause of DR. Its a natural adaptation of the body in order to accommodate a […]

28 Apr 2016

What Is Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction?

Feeling an uncomfortable pain at the front of your pelvis, that burns and gets sharper as you walk and move around? Are you pregnant? And in your second trimester? It could be pubic symphysis dysfunction! Your pubic symphysis is a strong ligamentous joint at the front of your pelvis.  It is where the two wings […]

4 Feb 2016

The 12 Most Common Golf Swing Characteristics: S-Posture

There are 12 most common swing characteristics in a golf swing, which include: S-Posture C-Posture Loss of Posture Flat Shoulder Plane Early Extension Over-the-Top Sway Slide Reverse Spine Angle Hanging Back Casting/Early Release/Scooping Chicken Winging In my subsequent blogs I will be going through each of these 12 in more detail. But let’s start with: […]

23 Mar 2015

Swimming…Stop Neck and Shoulder Pain

Summer is here! And so too is seasonal swimming training! But are we all getting the most out of our swimming sessions? Whether in the pool or in the surf here are a few quick tips to ensure your body is optimised and primed for any swimming challenge. The most common swimming complaints are shoulder […]

1 Feb 2015

The Workout

Following on from my last blog… This is Week 5 of my 6 week Pilates challenge!  So from the beginning of this experience to today, I have tried to build my perfect workout. I try to incorporate the things I love doing as well as the things that correct imbalances in my body. I generally start […]