6 Dec 2017

Shoulder Pain! Have I Torn My Rotator Cuff?

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) that surrounds the Glenohumeral joint in your shoulder. The Glenohumeral joint is the joint that connects your humerus (upper arm bone) to your scapula (shoulder blade) via a ball and socket joint. To enable a large range of motion at […]

28 May 2017

Different Types Of Pull-Ups

What are Pull-Ups? Are they safe? Are you ready for them? Pull ups, kip ups, butterflies, muscle ups, what actually are these and are you ready to perform them safely? There are several different types of pull-ups that have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the ever-growing following and enthusiasm for functional training or […]

22 Jan 2017

CrossFit: How Risky Is It And How Do We Prevent CrossFit Injury?

CrossFit is a type of exercise where the programs involve constant variability of high-intensity functional movements with the goal of optimising physical proficiency across a number of domains including: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. While all exercise and sport can create injury, it seems that CrossFit […]

30 Sep 2016

High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprains involve the injury to the ligaments that are located just above your ankle joint, opposed to the more common lower ankle sprain that occurs to the ligaments on the outside of your ankle. These ligaments connect your shin bone (tibia) to the outer ankle/leg bone (fibula). The connective tissue connecting this joint together is known as your syndesmosis. The syndesmosis […]

2 Sep 2016

Should We Brace Ourselves For This?

The challenge with treating low back pain, as with many other types of pain, is that there is not one-size-fits-all advice because everyone is different. There is no perfect exercise for everyone, and no wonder drug. Nor is there a cure-all mattress at your local furniture store. Bottom line: There is no magic cure. However, […]

12 Aug 2016

Hip Dysfunction For The Squat

Is your desk job limiting your hip mobility? Or even worse is your hip mobility limiting the depth of your squat? There is an abundance of research out there saying that sitting time is one of the largest negative contributors to our health. But how is your sitting time affecting your ability to perform a […]

12 Oct 2015

My Scan Showed I Have Arthritis. Is It Really ‘Bone On Bone’?

We’ve heard it before – people might assume that if a scan shows any sign of arthritis that their joints are down to ‘bone on bone’, but what does that really mean? The cartilage in our joints, although designed to absorb shock and load, unfortunately doesn’t heal well. In arthritis, the cartilage first becomes dehydrated […]

30 Jun 2015

Osteoporosis and Pilates

  The role of exercise for Good Bone Health is to: 1) Maximise Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in the first three decades 2) Minimise age-related decline in BMD 3) Prevent/reduce falls and fractures in older age Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle. In other words, there is a reduction […]

29 Jan 2015

Squatting For Life

Squats are a full-body compound exercise which means they work across multiple joints and muscles including your hips, knees and ankles, as well as the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. More importantly, they are a great functional movement we do every day of our lives whether you are in the gym, or at home picking up […]

17 Nov 2014

Week 2 of 6: Mobility

Following on from my blog My Posture Assessment… This is Week 2 of my 6 week Pilates challenge! Let’s have a look at my Mobility now: As Physios, when we ask you to move your head to look down, up and over your shoulder we are looking for a few things: Right versus Left Do […]