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The Difference Between Pilates and Clinical Pilates

Physiotherapist with young patient.

Pilates and Clinical Pilates may sound identical, but they have several key differences in application and practice. Here, we’ll cover what Clinical Pilates is, the benefits of Clinical Pilates, and the difference between regular Pilates and Clinical Pilates so you can decide which type would be most beneficial to you.

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THE ‘MODEL’ WALK

Model walk

  THE MODEL WALK …. Have you got it? We all know that sashaying gait which models adopt on the runway. This has evolved as an art form to display clothing over a very short distance. It is not sustainable or desirable as a means of transport or an efficient exercise activity. When we see…

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Living with Osteoarthritis

Osteo-Arthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition which describes the life related changes we see in the cartilage of our joints which most commonly presents in the hands, knees and hips. In 2015, there were 2.2 million reported Australians (1 in 10) with osteoarthritis and the cost to the healthcare system is $2.1 billion…

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Tips to help with Knee Pain in Golfers

Golf knee pain

The knee that tends to take the most torsional loading is the lead knee in the golf swing. The most famous golfer in the world (Tiger Woods) can testify to the stress knees can undergo in the swing. During his career he has undergone ACL reconstruction and suffered stress fractures to his left knee.

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Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

Running style

What do runners generally do regards foot strike? A recent Runner’s World study of more than 160,000 recreational and elite runners revealed that 40 percent of people thought they were heel strikers, 43 percent midfoot strikers and 17 percent forefoot strikers. Under analysis it was found, 94 percent of these runners were heel strikers, 4…

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Is running bad for my knees?

Running and knees

What about my knees? Adults are recommended that they achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to improve our health and running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that helps us to achieve this. There is a persistent misconception about running and knee degeneration and the following beliefs tend to be quite common:…

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I’ve torn my ACL! Do I need surgery?

I’ve torn my ACL! Do I need surgery?

ACL reconstruction surgery vs non-surgical rehabilitation So, you’ve torn your ACL. Everyone from your mother to your dry cleaner will have an opinion on what to do. Even health professionals such as your doctor, physio or orthopaedic specialist may even have differing opinions on how you should proceed. It can get very confusing to know…

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So you are out of alignment!!

body out of alignment

Apparently your back is “out”! Should you be concerned? Most people who have seen a medical professional for back or neck pain, have probably been told at some point they are out of alignment and this needs to be corrected by treatments including manipulation, orthotics and other forms of manual therapy. This will often give…

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The role of Foam Rolling!

Foam rolling knee

How can Foam Rolling help your knee pain? Foam rolling has become very fashionable in the fitness and sporting arenas in recent times, however there is still considerable debate to its’ effectiveness and when it should be used, especially in relation to Runners Knee or Anterior Knee Pain. Runners Knee or anterior knee pain are…

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