I'm a Physiotherapist that teaches Pilates and prefers to practice Yoga. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how Yoga practice has changed my teaching style.
Recently I published a blog about current approaches to treating chronic pain and in that blog I discussed the Explain Pain approach to managing pain and used my personal story of chronic hip pain as an example. This blog is a follow up post to outline what current rehab I am completing for my hip. It is not a program for acute hip pain but an outline of long-term rehab goals. It is a fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Functional strengthening and more physio-centric exercises. We all know the initial exercises for restoring function at a joint in the acute phase of injury, however when thinking about managing the regions above and below that joint, I would encourage you to use exercises that link these regions rather than addressing them in isolation. Everything is connected to everything.
I've been using Redcord as a rehabilitation and strengthening tool for nearly 5 years now and today wish to share some of my favourite exercises with you.
A reflective blog on a case study of a Lady with chronic neck pain and medial scapula pain and how we worked together in Pilates to modify her maladaptive movement patterns and perceptions about movement. It was interesting for me to reflect on how much we can decipher about a problem from what I observe and relate it to treatment principles.
During my to Melbourne in 2015, I had the pleasure of observing Dr Lynn Bardin in the SPINE Pilates class. I thought it was a great time to reflect on what I have learnt this year about the Pilates method, discuss a few ways that my thinking and teaching has changed, and discuss how Lynn Bardin tailors a Pilates program to be specific and effective for the management of low back pain.