Pilates & Chronic Low Back Pain

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Not all pain is mechanical: Many people are advised by their doctors or physical therapists to try Pilates as they are aware that it can really help manage low back pain. Within the therapeutic community there have been numerous models and theories of how and why back pain strikes and many of these relate to […]

Resist the Slump!

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Have you ever caught yourself sinking into the sofa as if it’s eating you? The more I teach and practice Pilates the more I start to become aware of my day to day posture and times when I get caught off guard and let myself slump. Why is this so bad? Well, we only get […]

Barefoot Shoes

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As an osteopath I’m constantly warning women of the strain high heeled shoes put on your body. The bony architecture of the ankle is at it’s least stable when your ankle is plantar flexed in a high heel and then you have to support your body weight with an altered centre of gravity on this […]

Why I love the Pilates bridge

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The bridge is one of my favourite Pilates exercises for many reasons. It combines the need for strength, stability and mobility and has so many variations you can keep it both interesting and challenging for clients. The exercise can act as a diagnostic tool that can then inform the next exercise in your sequence. The […]

Pilates & Low Back Pain: Herniated Discs

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I usually spend most of my time trying to encourage as many people as possible to get into Pilates. I love it, I love what it has done for me and I want them to love it too! Every now and again I regretfully have to tell someone that it is not the right exercise […]