Hamstring Injuries – Pilates

Rehabilitation from injuries with help from Pilates is something often needed by my partner, Michael, when he arrives home following cycling accidents and surfing incidents. Our families are often the best sources of new material when it comes to working through injuries and rehabilitation issues. My most recent opportunity for Pilates growth involved Michael experiencing …

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Scleroderma – Symptoms, Concerns and Considerations

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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Glute Tendinopathies and Pilates – Love Me Tendon

Glute tendinopathy explained – symptoms, exercises and more Glute tendinopathy is commonly seen in a Pilates studio. In this article we explore glute tendinopathy its pathology and its symptoms. It is important to understand appropriate exercises and great ideas on programs when working with glute tendinopathies. And your clients will love the improvements to their glute …

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A woman teaching a man exercises for dropfoot using some pilates props

Exercises for 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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Hip Replacements and Pilates

Hip Replacements are more common than many think Based on data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR 2019), there were 65,266 knee replacement surgeries and 49,764 hip replacement surgeries (including primary partial, primary total and revision procedures) reported in 2018. My mother had a hip replacement at aged 79 years following a spinal fusion at 78 years. This article …

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