Hip strength

Power your run with Pilates

Power your run with Pilates

Many patients I see with running injuries have huge deficits in range of movement between sides or just don't have the ankle range of movement or hamstring length to run with a great stride. Here are my three tips and some exercises to show how easy it is to do Pilates at home or in a gym to improve your range of movement and dynamic control of movement for running. 

Dead lift or Squat? Which is better for you?

Dead lift or Squat? Which is better for you?

I recently became a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certified trainer. I was looking for additional tools to add to the current base of Physiotherapy-specific impairment tests. The FMS assessment tool provides a series of functional movements that highlight painful structures, deficits in mobility and deficits in motor control. 

What I'd like to share with you is some advice that Gray Cook (Physiotherapist & founder of FMS) shares about the safety of squatting compared to dead lifts and what reasoning we should apply to determine what movement pattern is best for our clients. 

The purpose of pilates

The purpose of pilates

Pilates is a mind-body intervention that focuses on strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing. As a new member of the team at Informed Body and coming from a background of Physical Therapy, I'd love to share some thoughts with you that help to drive my practice and teaching as a Pilates Instructor.