Physiotherapy

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. 

Pre-natal exercises for the third trimester

Pre-natal exercises for the third trimester

I wanted to share this home-based exercise program with mums-to-be in that hope of inspiring a safe and achievable program. All you need is a fit ball/swiss ball, yoga mat and some weights. The program should take around 30 minutes to complete but you can adjust that length depending how many sets of each exercise are completed. 

Exercise reduces the risk of Post-natal depression

Exercise reduces the risk of Post-natal depression

Postnatal depression is a common mental health condition affecting between 13-20% of mothers following childbirth. Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression by up to 50%. This blog aims to discuss the signs and symptoms of PND and discuss the research around the efficacy of 'mums & babies' supervised group-exercise classes. To finish there are 10 exercises that can be done at home after pregnancy to strengthen your upper body, lower body, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. 

​The core of the big apple - Pilates in NYC

​The core of the big apple - Pilates in NYC

A beautiful friend and fellow Physiotherapist, Alison Ward, is currently on a six month adventure travelling the world. Everyone travels for different reasons and expands their knowledge in different ways. For Ali, she has been learning about Pilates methods from teachers that can be connected back to Joseph Pilates. This blog is a reflective piece that Ali wrote about her Pilates experience in New York City.