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Sep 18

Pilates! Everyone is doing it….but what is it? Clinical Pilates St Morris

What IS clinical Pilates? Clinical Pilates is used in the modern physiotherapy world to benefit acute and chronic neck and back conditions, poor posture, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, post surgery rehabilitation and aid in the prevention of recurrent injuries. It can also be used to improve sporting performance. Clinical Pilates requires specific equipment that utilizes springs and […]

Sep 11

The recreational runner….. with an injury : Running physiotherapy Adelaide

Runners are a funny lot, aren’t they? We freak out if we’re told we can’t run. We have odd expectations of what is a “normal” distance to do (load to apply), what is “worthwhile” training, and what is “soft” or not worth bothering with. This is the tale of a running patient we’ll call ‘Kate’ […]

Jan 2

Training loads and monitoring

A new year, new goals to be set. It’s so exciting isn’t it? Looking at the calendar, plotting and planing what you might achieve this year. Road trips with friends and family, small goals, large goals, BHAGs (big, hairy audacious goal) – the ones that scare you a little. To reach goals, however, we all […]

Jun 25

Continence and Pelvic Floor in First Time Mums

There are so many beautiful things about your first pregnancy – you’re about to become a mum for the first time and soon you’ll be holding your little bundle of joy (and indulging in a mums and bubs class or two with us!). However, there are also a thousand questions that go with the territory […]

Apr 10

What is a movement/postural dysfunction?

by Allyson Sturrock, Vital Core Physiotherapist   Each individual has a characteristic movement pattern and posture – you may sometimes find that you recognise someone by the way they walk or the way they stand. Sometimes these variations can become exaggerated and may cause pain. This is called a movement or postural dysfunction – when […]

Nov 5

Should I run?

Today I have stumbled across an excellent resource for people wondering if they are fit to run, some tips on eating, drinking, training, and what to do on race day. It has been set up by a British running coalition of groups include the London Marathon and Bupa. Any basic questions you have, and basic […]

Aug 30

Motivation to do what you know is good for you

I have had a few conversations this week about motivation, how to actually do your exercises (when you know what to do), and the parallels with weight loss. It reminded me of this article that was shared with me during the week that created a bit of a ‘duh’ moment for me. The habits we […]

Aug 29

Female triathletes and Pelvic Floor Health

The research shows that at least one in every THREE female athletes has a pelvic floor disorder. One in three!!! Look at your running group. Your netball group, your aerobics class, your hiking friends, even your cycling friends. One in three has a problem or problems with their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can diagnose […]

May 15

The case for exercise in tissue healing

As I was running this morning (yay – I am running a bit again! Injuries are really hard to live with, I have always known this, but yes, the shoe is on the other foot now. I commiserate in the strongest way), I listened to another of the excellent podcasts from the British Journal of […]

Jan 23

The dangers of sitting

We know we sit too much as a society, that we should move more and so on, but are you aware of how much our physiology changes when we sit for prolonged periods? How just standing every half hour makes a massive (positive) difference to our hormones and our risk for chronic diseases such as […]