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The Benefits of Pilates

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is gaining in popularity every day, and for good reason. It is a brilliant way to enhance strength, balance, co-ordination and  flexibility without building muscle bulk and is invaluable for injury prevention and rehabilitation, which is why I am training to...

Squat mechanics

Squat mechanics

Here is a useful article from Physio Answers on the best and worst squat positions and the effect on the lumbar spine. Take home messages are Make sure the spine remains neutral during squatting, do not allow spinal flexion at the bottom of the squat. Spinal...

Staring into a screen…

We are just not designed for it! There is lots of information on workplace set up available, but I wanted to put the main points of consideration in one place for easy reference for my clients. Staying in any position for a prolonged length of time is not good for our...

Ankle dorsiflexion compensations

One  important factor to look at when looking at gait is whether the client has enough dorsi flexion to easily move through the gait cycle without compensating elsewhere. As always if we cannot make a movement at one joint this movement will be made elsewhere up the...

1st rib dysfunction

Clients may present with either one sided or bilateral shoulder pain that does not seem to resolve with postural re-education and soft tissue work. Often they will report a dull, aching feeling in the shoulder region that is persistent .One factor that may be...

Supination of the foot

Over supination of the foot I have had a recent influx of clients who heavily supinate on one or both of their feet. Supination is a tri-planar movement of the ankle which occurs during gait and consists of plantar flexion, adduction and inversion of the ankle joint....