As most of our clients and followers know, we offer mat, reformer and chair Pilates at Physio and Pilates Central. Although it might involve less hi-tech equipment, mat Pilates classes remain popular for all ages and we have seen a significant uptake in the number of our male participants. What equipment do I use in …..
What are shin splints? Shin splints are a common running injury and typically occur at the front (anterior shin splints) or at the edges, towards the back of the shin (posterior shin splints). Anatomy The tibialis anterior muscle at the front of the shin is responsible for pulling your toes up towards you and, during …..
This is a rather common problem also known as “biomechanical overload syndrome”. Typically pain and or tightness in the calf starts gradually and worsens with distance and time and improves with rest. This can happen for a variety of reasons: Change in training Change in footwear, particularly if moving to toe running Lack of …..
This month our attention has been drawn to a new infographic and video all about tendons. It has been produced by Latrobe University and features Prof Jill Cook detailing what NOT to do for lower limb tendon issues. It’s a reader friendly resource and I recommend giving it a watch. The two most frequent tendons we …..
The Tour de France is almost done for another year, and with the riders covering a total of 3540km it’s no wonder that there’s room for injury. We’re not talking about the impact of that much cycling on your legs or some of the nasty crashes we’ve seen so far – in this case we …..
How does it happen? Let’s start with some anatomy, taking this side-on picture of the spine. The spinal nerves run all the way down your back, protected by the surrounding bone and through most of it from a sheath. Around the L2 level (the second of five lumbar vertebrae) the sheath is no longer there, …..
Having opened our first clinic above Sporting Feet on King Street in October 2013, we’ve decided the time is right to move to a new location in Richmond. Don’t worry though, we’re not going far. Our new home will be in Parkshot Medical Practice, just over the road from Richmond station and behind the Orange …..
May is national walking month and regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. It’s an easy activity to start doing and, besides the benefits above, it also can improve mental health, help with weight loss and muscle tone, boost …..
April is National Stress Awareness month and it’s something that many people find Pilates can help with. Stress is something that we all experience from time to time – it’s part and parcel of life. Problems happen when we feel stressed all the time. When we are stressed our bodies release cortisol, a steroid hormone, …..
In the last month we’ve welcomed several new people to the Physio & Pilates Central team. Liz is an experienced physiotherapist and Pilates instructor who brings experience treating women’s health issues and pregnancy-related pain to the team. Liz also has a particular interest in post-surgical rehabilitation and is able to combine her physiotherapy and …..