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What is clinical Pilates and what is it not?

Clinical Pilates is a variation on traditional Pilates that takes the knowledge and skills of physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in the human body and injury management and uses the Pilates exercises and equipment in ways that are most beneficial from an injury, exercise science and performance perspective. The real strength of the Clinical Pilates process

How do I know if I'm exercising correctly?

How do I know if I am exercising correctly?

There are a few things you can do to make sure that you’re doing exercises correctly. Firstly, make sure that you know what muscle groups you want to work during an exercise.  All exercises have to have a purpose to be effective and specific to your needs.  For example, if you want to work on your knee

Why your feet hurts

4 reasons why your feet hurt

We see many different reasons for foot pain, some are simple to fix and others that need to be managed.   This article highlights the 4 most common reasons we see foot pain and what you can do about it. Plantar fascia pain – this is the most common muscular reason for foot pain. It is felt at

What is carpal tunnel syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome and can strength training help?

The carpal tunnel is a small tunnel the bones of the wrist create by their shape through which the tendons, blood vessels and nerves to the hand sit as they go into the hand.  It exists to protect these structures, how with excessive activity of the wrist and any kind of swelling is the wrist, that

Why do we suffer from knee pain?

Click here to watch a video of Mike explaining why we suffer from knee pain. He will also show you how to do a lunge exercise the right way.

Bridging – a simple exercise if you’re suffering from SIJ pain

Click here to watch a video of Mike talking about SIJ pain and how bridging can help alleviate the pain as well as strengthen the area.

Disc bulge – a common cause of back pain

Click here to watch Mike talk about disc bulge and how it can cause severe back pain. If diagnosed correctly, there are exercises you can do at home to help treat the pain.

Facet joint irritation – another reason why you might be feeling back pain

Click here to watch Mike talk about facet joint irritation and how it gives you back pain. Mike will also show you some simple exercises to strengthen your back.

Exercising in the heat – the good and bad

What are the health benefits of exercising in high temperatures? There are some benefits of exercising in the heat for fitness, in particular, the short term effects on the heart.  Exercising in high temperature (over 32 deg), regularly for 5-10 days at a moderate level  for 60 minutes causes a heat adaptation effect, which means

Little Things in Life That May Trip You Up!

Little Things in Life That May Trip You Up! No matter what age we are we all can have trips and fall, however, as we get older falls can cause more concern. In fact falls are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in older adults. Our ability to catch ourselves after tripping

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