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 and it is very important to understand the effect of different sorts of exercise on the pelvic floor, to enable women to choose the correct exercise regime for them.
Prolonged Sitting – What’s the harm:
Pain and injuries as a result of work is a drastically increasing problem and the number of people working in jobs that require them to sit for long periods of time is also increasing. Prolonged sitting has been in the news recently with more and more evidence coming to light that it is a risk factor for some serious health conditions. It is also widely accepted that prolonged sitting is associated with musculoskeletal pain and disorders. Therefore, we need strategies to help minimise the risk of injuries and pain, while still being able to work effectively.
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 blood pressure, sleep apnea and reflux (to name a few)? We find all too commonly that people are breathing inefficiently and not utilizing this wonderful muscle to the best of their ability. Diaphragm breath control forms an important facet of Pilates exercise, read on to find out why it is so important. Read more
Osteoporosis and Clinical Pilates:
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects over one million Australians. Osteoporosis involves the reduction of bone density and quality due to a loss in bone minerals such as calcium. This loss in bone density leads to a higher risk of bone fractures in the spine, pelvis, hip, upper arm and wrist. The good news is that our bones are living tissue and like muscle will respond to extra load or stress placed on them . Many studies have shown that bone density and quality can be improved and maintained through weight bearing exercise, strength training and impact exercise. Physiotherapy-run Pilates sessions can be an effective way to combine evidence based weight bearing, strength and impact exercises. Read more
How many times were you told to “put your shoulders back” or “stand up straight” as a child? How important is it to have good posture? And what is good posture?
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 muscles, (as I’ll be PC and refer to them from now on as), have an important role to play in stability and strength, as well as just (hopefully!) looking great in those jeans. Today, I’ll explain the gluts important role from a physiotherapy perspective and then break it down into how to achieve your desired derrière.
Everyone knows that exercise is good for them and there are benefits of exercise. But sometimes when we need a little motivation (especially in winter) it’s good to remind ourselves exactly what exercise does for us & how to achieve the best possible benefits of exercise.
Low Back Pain is an extremely common issue for many. Unfortunately for some it can persist for months if not years and can recur. It can also present in many different ways and can be difficult to diagnose. Treatment is very specific to the individual. What works well for some may not work as well for others. It can negatively impact both physical and emotional health. Clinical Pilates is a fantastic way to treat and manage Low Back Pain and aims to prevent recurrences and minimize the effects of lower back pain on daily function. It focuses on retraining the muscle groups impacted by pain, optimise postural and overall strength and manage any compensatory strategies adapted in response to pain. Read more
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 look at the anatomy to realize why doing 1000 sit ups per day is not going to give you the abs you wish to achieve without careful consideration all the factors that contribute to a six pack. Read more
The Best Pilates Classes Brisbane
There are now many different types of Pilates studios in Brisbane to choose from offering different types of classes and it can be very confusing to determine which one will best suit you.
In our Brisbane Pilates Studio we have classes that are designed specifically to achieve muscle toning fast and other classes where clients perform there own tailored program designed to assist in rehabilitating an area of concern or pain.
At Q Pilates Brisbane we offer three different types of Pilates classes to ensure that we can meet each individuals specific needs and goals. We are also one of only a few Pilates Brisbane based studios to offer a Pilates class designed specifically for patients undergoing cancer rehabilitation.
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