Why Yoga?

In a society where “busy” and “stressed” are the new buzz words and it’s considered abnormal to be “relaxed and well, thanks”, one may say why NOT yoga?  We are so busy and stressed now in our lives that it would seem we need a formal class time to allocate Continue Reading

An Idiot’s Guide to Finishing an Ironman (and Staying Married)

As I write this I am now 4 weeks out from Ironman New Zealand. Which means that most of the big sessions are now in the bank, the mental preparation has been done, and the main part of what’s left is just getting excited to actually race soon! It will Continue Reading

The Upside of Injury

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Status Update: “Broken”.

Most athletes and a fair share of non-athletes have been there. The nature of our profession is that for the most part, we see people when they are down and out; our job Continue Reading

Returning to Sport after Pregnancy

Exercising after pregnancy has many physical and psychological benefits which will help you return to your pre pregnancy fitness and sport. Many of the physiological changes of pregnancy can persist for several months post partum, but exercise can speed up and assist your recovery.

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Kids and Sport: When to see a Physiotherapist

 

 

Often parents are unsure when to seek the opinion of a Physiotherapist in dealing with their active kids. Now more than ever, kids and adolescents are getting involved in organised sports, with a multitude of social and health benefits to be gained from their participation. It is not Continue Reading

Pregnancy and Exercise

IMG_0432_2The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends the accumulation of 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity physical activity on most, and preferably all, days of the week during a normal, healthy pregnancy. We now know that exercise – whether in the form of running, swimming, Pilates or anything Continue Reading

Fun Run Season is Here – How to Stay Injury-Free!

While other states are shivering into their hot chocolates, we are lucky enough in the far North of Queensland to be experiencing perfect running weather – beautiful crisp and sunny days with minimal humidity in the air. There is no better time of the year to be upping your running Continue Reading

Pointers for Preventing Injuries ‘en Pointe’

pointe-shoesEvery budding ballerina dreams of the day she can one day transition into pointe shoes and dance up on her toes; indeed, many years of foundation training and development go into preparing a young dancer for this exciting stage in her dancing life.  However, along with the excitement comes much Continue Reading

Are you an “Active Couch Potato”?

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Fun runs are a great way to stay active and motivated

Fun runs are a great way to stay active and motivated


 

 

Recently we have seen the establishment of new “Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines”, doubling the recommended amount of daily exercise to 60 minutes every day and for the first time, addressing our nation of couch potatoes.  Continue Reading

Why it’s Important to Stay Active When Injured

One of the most common misconceptions among the general public is that one must “rest” while injured.  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had one of my Pilates clients call to cancel “because they have back pain”.  They should be coming to Pilates because they have back pain!  Continue Reading