24 Oct

Is there really a solution for long term neck pain?

Is there really a solution for long term neck pain? Neck pain is something that affects many of us, be it whilst we are working, after gym sessions or in the mornings when we wake. It can wear us down. So is there really a solution for long term neck pain? One of our Patients […]

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21 Sep

What’s the difference between Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes

What’s the difference between Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes I often hear patients ask what is better for them Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes. So here is a brief video talking with Christine who is a specialised yoga for scoliosis teacher about Pilates and Yoga and what are the similarities and differences. Ultimately working out […]

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27 Aug

When is Pilates not suitable for me

I am a lover of Pilates as you maybe aware from my previous posts, but I certainly do not suggest it’s the solution to all problems. So, when is Pilates not suitable? These are a few injuries that I will often recommend that patients stop or do not do Pilates. Hamstring Tendinopathy (sit bone pain) […]

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26 Aug

How to do a Pilates Bridge correctly

How to do a Pilates Bridge correctly The Pilates Bridge is a common exercise in Pilates. I often see it done incorrectly and this can lead to you feeling it in your back. The are 5 principles of positioning in Pilates and these are really designed to help us to isolate movements. When teaching the […]

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04 Aug

Should I do Pilates after pregnancy?

  Why should you do Pilates after pregnancy ? I have treated many women during and after pregnancy within my physiotherapy clinic. During your pregnancy changes happen to your body to allow your little baby to grow. Some of us will just bounce back to our original former glorious state, and others may need a […]

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19 Jul

Why do I get low back pain?

There are two ways to answer the question, what causes my low back pain? We can either discuss it as if we were reading an MRI, looking at the discs and joints and seeing what is happening inside our bodies or we can ask the question what things have contributed to my low back pain. […]

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15 Jul

What is finding Neutral in Pilates?

What is finding Neutral in Pilates? What is finding Neutral in Pilates? The essence of PIlates for Physiotherapists is initially to add control into your movements but also make you think about how you move. The 5 key principles of setting in Pilates are described in the video above. The neck and head position should […]

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13 Jul

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Everyone is raving about Pilates, doctors are recommending it for management of Low Back Pain but why? We have seen in my recent blog on ‘Why I love Pilates’ the benefits I see Pilates has as a physiotherapist but why specifically Low Back Pain? As far as I’m aware there is not much research out […]

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06 Jul

Are you getting the most out of your Pilates Class?

What’s the difference between a Physiotherapy led Pilates Class and a Gym based Pilates Class? I’m often recommending my patients to do a Pilates Class and when they are already members of a gym then I try and get them to start there. What I hear repeatedly is that the classes are always booked up […]

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27 Jun

How to Fit Exercise into your Life

This question as easy as it sounds is very complex! I can safely say I spend approximately 20% of my time as a physiotherapist talking about how to fit exercise in our lives. Some of us…. I will call them the ‘blessed folk’ are able to wake at 5.30am to go for 10mile run and […]

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