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Sep 18

Pilates! Everyone is doing it….but what is it?

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

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’ […]

Feb 22

Get Off Your Bum – It Might Just Save Your Life

As a society we spend way too much time sitting down. Sitting down driving to work, sitting down at work, sitting down driving home, sitting down to watch TV (or Netflix) after a long day at work – that’s just way too much sitting!     For a while now we’ve been seeing campaigns and […]

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 […]

Aug 31

Calisthenics State Champs are over… now what?

by Sarah Schwetlik For those in the “cali” world, we spend all year learning, practicing, stretching and detailing in the lead up to one big event- the CASA State Championships. For most of us, we then watch our comp video over and over (and over!) and enjoy a much-needed break after the frenzy of extra […]

Jun 25

What I learnt doing the APA Women’s Continence Course.

Over the last weekend of May, I attended an Essential Skills course in pelvic floor assessment and management. It was a 2.5 day course at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital conducted by the foremost Women’s Health Physiotherapists including two of our own as lecturers and tutors!  I have another 2.5 days to do in late […]

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 […]