Scleroderma – symptoms, concerns and considerations for movement and exercise

Scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease, is something that my father had and over a course of seven years. We saw a vital man suffer through this disease and becoming more and more fragile. Observing him and his process of handling the disease and the multiple medical appointments and expectations was part of what inspired me …

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Down to the bare bones – Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis treatment and exercise is a mantra of doctors, physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners worldwide, however it can be a little overwhelming to understand what this actually means. How does this translate into reality for many people? What is proven to be effective and what is actually a fad? In this article, we explore osteoporosis and …

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Functional formation and the future of Pilates

Functional fitness, functional Pilates, function X Y or Z seems to be one of those buzzwords in fitness marketing for the last two or so decades. Some of the functional fitness brands, and there are many, have associated themselves with the upcoming zombie apocalypse (Hejtmanek (2020). Their brand has focussed on the type of fitness …

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What is Evidenced-Based Practice in a movement studio?

When you hear that a person is applying an evidenced based model it does not mean that they are simply using the result from the scientific literature. . What it means is they have critically examined multiple factors in order to develop an intervention/ program for a particular client. The evidence based model was intended to improve the recognition of the science, clinical experience and its importance in decision making. Some of these important factors we need to consider or understand are listed below.

Love Me Tendon – working with glute tendinopathies

Gluteal tendinopathy explained – symptoms, exercises and more Using an unashamed pun from Elvis and his classic song Love me Tender, our article Love me Tendon explains gluteal tendinopathy, its pathology and its symptoms. It also provides exercises and great ideas on programs for recovery and rehabilitation. And your clients will love the improvements to their glute med tendinopathy! This blog …

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Drop Foot

What is Drop Foot? Foot drop also knowns as Drop Foot, is a simple way to describe the loss of Range of Movement (ROM) in your ankle. Dorsiflexion is what occurs when your heel is on the ground and the tibia (shin bone) is able to glide over the talus (ankle bone) in order to allow …

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Working Prop-erly

In these unexpected times, we are having to learn to think differently. We are doing all sorts of online classes and home programs in order to help clients move at home without our lovely Pilates apparatus.  However, props are so important when we are working with clients and this article looks at how to work …

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