Many women don’t cope well with strenuous exercise routines in abdominal/ core, combat and attack classes at the gym, even the LOW impact “options” within some of the Les Mills classes are really not considered “safe” for the pelvic floor in a lot of cases. Bladder weakness can be aggravated or caused through inappropriate exercise […]
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
Yes, breathing is an important bodily function for the most obvious of reasons- to keep us alive by supplying our body’s cells with oxygen. But did you know that the muscle responsible for breathing, the diaphragm, also plays a vital role in core stability, stress control, sporting performance and management of disorders such as high […]
Bubble Butt- But how? Learning what the Gluteus Muscles are and how to work them! It’s about this time of year, while squeezing into those jeans again, that we become dreadfully aware of what our butt does or doesn’t look like. Know what I’m saying? Ever thought, “My butt looks so big/saggy/flat/cellulite-y”? Well your Gluteus […]
Abs are made in the Kitchen! Ever heard that phrase before? How about that a lean and toned body is achieved 30% from the gym and 70% from diet? Although there have been no randomized controlled trials exploring to what percentage flat abdominals attribute their success (or presence) to, all we have to do is […]
According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, incontinence is one of the biggest health issues in our country, costing the country over a billion dollars per year in healthcare and continence management, of which women’s health physiotherapy plays a large role.
Introducing our HIIT Pilates Body Tone Instructor, Maree! Maree has become a familiar face around the Jindalee studio, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be seeing more of her as we roll out more weekly classes this year including our new class HIIT Pilates! If you ever chat to Maree you will […]
- 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