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Pelvic Floor: Part One

Don’t Forget Your Pelvic Floor! If you or someone you care for experiences bladder or bowel control problems, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control problems. Urinary incontinence affects up to 13% men and 37% of women in Australia alone and 70% of these people do not

The Biomechanics of Running

The Biomechanics of Running How to improve your running gait Nick Adkins, one of our Exercise Physiologists, recently attended a course on running technique and the importance of bio mechanics to improve running gait. Many people want to run and so they give running a go, however they usually will not have had proper training

Staff Exercise Tip

This Months Staff Exercise Tip By Nick Adkins, Exercise Physiologist Like everyone who comes to MD Health, I love my exercise. What I love best is the variety of exercise that can be done. Throughout my daily life, I complete a mix of pilates, heavy resistance training, cardiovascular training and plyometrics. Out of all the

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Work Out Tip – How Many Sets/Reps Should I Complete

Work Out Tip – How Many Sets/Reps Should I Complete The number of sets and reps that you do for each exercise is highly dependent on what you are wanting to achieve out of your training program. Someone who plays a high intensity, power based team sport such as netball or basketball would ideally want

Core Stability – How It Will Be Even Better In The Future

Core Stability – How It Will Be Even Better In The Future Following Nicholas’ rehabilitation after his disc prolapse, we have been working hard to determine the best way to incorporate some of the additional core stability training, in particular, Multifidus training, as part of everyone’s Pilates program over the next few months. So why

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Common Exercise Technique Mistakes: The Squat

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes: The Squat The squat is a great exercise for a range of different reasons. When done correctly it helps to improve function in elderly people e.g. getting up from a chair, as well as being a great power exercise for athletes wanting to train their quads and glutes. There are many

Correct Bike Set Up to Prevent Cycling Injuries

Time Efficient Exercise

Time Efficient Exercise We are all busy and can struggle to find time to fit everything in to our day, so when it comes to exercise we want to get as much from our workout as possible. The following tips will help you to make your workout more time efficient, whether it is in the

Tips To Increase Your Daily Exercise

Exercise Safely in the Heat

Exercise Safely in the Heat Summer in Australia is a great time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine whilst increasing your health and fitness. However exercising at this time of year can pose some dangers, particularly with scorching temperatures. So with the hottest part of the year upon us in Melbourne, we thought we

Resistance Training For Fat Loss

Resistance Training for Fat Loss

Resistance Training for Fat Loss How Does Strength Training Help Me Lose Fat? Your daily energy expenditure is largely determined by what is called your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) which means the amount of energy you expend at rest to keep your body functioning. RMR is largely determined by the amount of lean muscle mass

Guidelines for Stretching

Guidelines for Stretching

Guidelines for Stretching to Increase Flexibility The benefits of stretching to increase flexibility are well known, but there are a lot of questions when it comes to the ideal way to stretch. This article attempts to address some of these questions to optimise your stretching program. How Long Should I Hold a Stretch For? A

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