Do you know the history behind you Pilates workout? The Pilates method was founded by Joseph Pilates during the mid 20th century. It has only been more recently that the clinical community, consisting of physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, has embraced the practice and promoted it as a valuable system for injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as a safe and effective tool in maintaining general fitness and wellness.
The client experience must always be the first priority. For so many years Pilates practitioners and physiotherapists have worked together to achieve great outcomes for their clients. Enough of the physio vs Pilates; let's come together and continue to have the client as the primary concern. There is space for everybody.
Picture this: You recently rolled your ankle landing from a jump at ballet. You’ve had the injury assessed by your physiotherapist and they’ve set you a bunch of exercises to do at home. You conscientiously follow the physiotherapist’s advice for a couple of weeks, your symptoms settle and you return to your pre-injury activities. So you discontinue your physio homework. Three months later... you roll your ankle again, running to catch the tram to school, but this time more severely. Ouch! Sound familiar?
I was recently asked to contribute my knowledge and expertise to the Bodywise edition of Dancetrain Magazine - it's the second last article, so scroll down! We focused on methods to assist in physical recovery during busy dance schedules, with tips to help your body during exam and comp time. I've outlined additional non-physical methods in... Continue Reading →
Few things give me more professional joy and inspiration than teaching the next generation of young dancers about their bodies. Last weekend I ventured out to Bairnsdale in regional Victoria to the Jan Pianta School of Dance - the longest running dance school in East Gippsland, headed up by Jan Pianta. East Gippsland holds a... Continue Reading →
The junior dance competition season is underway, and for many young dancers it is an exciting opportunity to perform on stage. However, the school holidays, rather than being a time for rest and recuperation between busy school terms, can transform into a hive of additional activity with dancers participating in winter schools and eisteddfods. In... Continue Reading →
Like me, have you been at your desk all morning in front of a computer, in and out of emails, on and off the phone, but otherwise pretty sedentary? Well... GET UP - GET MOVING - GET STRETCHING Simply getting up and about and moving around regularly is enough to reduce nasty things like back pain,... Continue Reading →
There's something in the water in Camberwell at the moment...I have three pregnant colleagues and four pregnant friends who are each trying to navigate their way through the various stages of their pregnancies. I seem to be having similar conversations recently with these wonderful women about some things to be aware of, from a physiotherapy... Continue Reading →
I worked with Medibank's BE Magazine throughout 2016 to deliver a comprehensive STRETCHING GUIDE which can be followed by just about anyone - sedentary office workers, recreational runners, gym enthusiasts and anyone wanting to improve their joint mobility, muscle length and overall wellbeing. Click here to be taken to the Guide! Image credit: Medibank BE... Continue Reading →
Need some more mobility in your upper back, chest and shoulders? Check out this guide I wrote for Medibank's BE. Magazine describing a Thoracic Rotation exercise, perfect for office workers and people who don't move much during the day! Image credit from Medibank's BE. Magazine STRETCHING GUIDE 2016.