27 Jun 2017

Is Your Thoracic Stiffness Limiting Your Shoulder Mobility?

Thoracic stiffness is a common ailment we see in the clinic and our current lifestyle of sitting at work, looking at laptops, tablets and phones might be to blame.  Looking down, rounded shoulders and a lack of mid-back strength all lead to your thoracic spine slowly stiffening up.  It won’t happen overnight but it will […]

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 […]

1 Sep 2016

The Hunchback Of Corporate Life

Are you a desk-jockey who feels their poor sitting posture is turning them into the resident office hunch back? I like to call this posture the “Hunchback of corporate life”, but don’t worry you are definitely not alone if you feel like this! When you sit at a desk all day in one particular position, […]

6 Apr 2016

The Book Opener

If you attend our Physio-led Pilates classes you have probably heard one of us referring to the “Book Opener” during class. This is an exercise we often recommend people use, both during their Pilates class and at home, to provide some movement to their thoracic spine and shoulders. With both our clinics located in Sydney’s […]

2 Mar 2016

C-Posture in Golfers

What is C-Posture in a Golfer? C-Posture occurs when the shoulders and thoracic spine are slumped forward and there is a definitive roundness to the back from the tail-bone to the back of the neck. This posture can limit the player’s ability to rotate by dramatically reducing thoracic spine mobility. If the player fails to […]

31 Dec 2015

Mobility vs Stability in a Golfer’s Body

Many common golf swing faults can be traced back to the body’s inability to move and/or stabilise correctly. For example, it is often found that the hip joints and thoracic (middle) spine are limited in mobility or stiff. This means that the lower back will compensate and sacrifice stability to obtain more mobility. This abnormal motion […]

10 Jul 2015

Scheuermann’s Disease…”That Hunch In Your Back”

Scheuermann’s Disease is a developmental disorder of the spine, characterised by abnormal wedge shaped vertebrae in the upper back (thoracic spine). This sometimes leads to postural abnormality and excessive curvature, i.e. increased thoracic kyphosis or ‘hunch back’, of the thoracic spine. Less commonly, it can also be found in lower back (lumbar spine). These changes occur during […]

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 […]

31 Oct 2014

Top Golf Training Tips

Have you ever wondered why your golf swing is inconsistent, or why your effort on technique just isn’t equating to improvements on your scorecard? Of course, having some one to one coaching will assist you greatly in achieving improvements but I am going to outline a few things to regularly do to keep your body […]