What is balance? Balance refers to the ability to maintain your line of gravity within your base of support (BOS)
About Stephanie McMurdy
Stephanie graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and worked at our Indooroopilly clinic for 2 years before transferring over to Pilates. Stephanie has been a member of the Allsports team since 2005 as a Physio Aide throughout her studies. She has a special interest in women’s health, pelvic floor examination and retraining as well as breast cancer and oncology patients. Stephanie completed the Dr Pauline Chiarelli (Author of Women’s Waterworks- Curing Incontinence book) pelvic floor course at the University of Newcastle to provide women in the community with evidence-based pelvic floor rehabilitation. Stephanie also recently completed the Pink Pilates certification course in New Zealand which is a physiotherapy and Pilates management program for women undergoing cancer treatment to help maintain physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being during this phase in their lives. Stephanie also has training in dry needling and western acupuncture and she has gained valuable experience incorporating this into rehabilitation.
Entries by Stephanie McMurdy
Returning to some form of exercise after having your baby is something that most new mothers look forward to, however with limited sleep and busy routines regular exercise can seem difficult. At Q Pilates, our Baby & Mama Pilates run in a relaxed and supportive environment with your baby and addresses the changes to the […]
Jarrod Harvey has been competing in triathlons since the age of 12. Jarrod is a 3 time Australian Triathlon representative, 3 times Ironman and Kona finisher and also teaches HPE in his “spare time”. Jarrod has been practicing Pilates with Q Pilates over the past few years and has been reaping the benefits of his […]
The clinical name for the separation of the stomach muscles is Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA). The stretching and thinning of the recti abdominis muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy due to abdominal growth and up to 66% of women have a significant separation by the end of their third trimester. The good news is that […]
These days most people are aware that pregnancy and childbirth are risk factors for weakening and injury to the perineum and pelvic floor. This may result in urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, defecation dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, sensory and emptying abnormalities of the lower urinary tract, and chronic pain syndromes.
5 Reasons why Matwork Pilates is seriously underrated With so many new and fascinating forms of Pilates emerging into our ever evolving health and wellness arena (case in point; barre, reformer, aerobatic, cardiolates, interval pilates wunda chair and the list goes on) it’s only fair we think spending an hour sprawled on the mat without […]
The shoulder girdle and upper quadrant of our bodies is a very complex and intricate system of muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments that allow humans to produce gross and fine motor movements for full dexterity and upright posture. If you have pain around the neck, shoulder or in your arm, chances are that there may […]
Osteoporosis is a condition affecting bone density. Bones are mostly made up of collagen, a protein that provides the flexible framework of bone, and minerals such as calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate that provide rigidity and strength to the framework.
One of the biggest benefits of Pilates and a goal my clients often come in with, is to increase their flexibility. The most measurable of which, seems to be the ability to touch one’s toes, aka hamstring flexibility. Although possible, it is not always as straight forward as performing daily static stretches. It is important […]
For many of us as first time mums, having a baby is an absolutely life changing event! No amount of preparation, reading, classes, courses, old wives tales, advice (both welcomed or unwelcomed!) can prepare you for being a mum!
- Can Pilates help to improve my balance?
- Baby & Mama Pilates
- An Interview with Ironman Jarrod Harvey: Benefits of Pilates for Triathletes
- Rectus Diastasis DRA – Tummy Muscle Separation
- Why do I need to do Pelvic Floor Exercises?
- Barre Pilates
- 5 Reasons Why Matwork Pilates is seriously underrated.
- Exercise & Cancer: Is Exercise The New Best Medicine?
- Pilates and Shoulder Pain
- Osteoporosis & Pilates