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Osteoporosis- how Pilates can help

Osteoporosis- how Pilates can help

Oct 20th is World Osteoporosis Day It’s World Osteoporosis Day today so we thought we would pen a quick draft about how some of our clients have increased their bone mass density through careful Pilates practice. Why schedule a day for osteoporosis? Well, this...
Text Neck… it’s a thing (a bad one)

Text Neck… it’s a thing (a bad one)

If you’re reading this on a mobile device, watch out for Text Neck… We’re wonderful and brilliantly brainy creatures but we aren’t very good at keeping our ergonomics in check. Our new technological advances have left us with Lazy Bum syndrome...
Disc Problems and how Pilates helps

Disc Problems and how Pilates helps

Ouch! Disc problems in the spine are painful but Pilates can help. Disc problems can occur at any point from the neck down to the base of the spine. Doctors can refer to disc damage in a number of ways- a disc can be torn, herniated, bulging, prolapsed, slipped or...
The dreaded Cramps

The dreaded Cramps

We all know (from my insistent teaching!) that if you do your bridges without engaging your abs, adductors, lats and glutes, you are likely to put too much load into your hamstrings and a dreaded cramp may ensue… And we have been well-versed in keeping hydrated and...
Muscle Memory…or Why We Constantly Critique!

Muscle Memory…or Why We Constantly Critique!

This is a fascinating snippet from Anatomy In Motion about how muscle memory works. In brief, your body learns movement patterns both from doing things right and from judging how you are doing them wrong. Plus you need to alter your practice patterns frequently so...
Connective Tissue or Fascia

Connective Tissue or Fascia

These fibres of connective tissue are what we have been working on moving in class recently- around the muscles, they are collectively known as fascia. There is a paradigm shift from concentrating on individual muscle movements to working whole fascial trains of...