Ankle sprains happen more often than we would like. Be it from a footy game or walking around in heels. It can be very stressful when you have sprained your ankle and you are unsure of how to manage it. Is further imaging is required? Should you go to the emergency department? Maybe it is not that bad, just sleep on it and it will be fine tomorrow? Where should you begin?
Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb injuries.
There are five good reasons why calf strengthening is important.
Clinical Pilates utilises movement and awareness to enhance your brain’s natural ability to learn new movement patterns. Research into Neuroplasticity indicates that the brain has lifelong potential for growth and acquiring new skills, so you’re never too old to learn!
Here are the benefits of Clinical Pilates if you’re over 60…
With so many good reasons to avoid sitting down for too long, hopefully you’ve been able to incorporate lots of mini-breaks throughout your day. Even if you are at the gym every night or running around the block every morning, it is really important to find ways to keep active throughout the whole day. That is easier said than done, right? Here are 9 practical ways you can make the most of daily opportunities that you may not have considered before.
From my experience, I believe Clinical Pilates prior to, and throughout my pregnancy helped me to experience less pelvic, hip and lower back pain as well as increasing my upper body strength (handy when lifting a 15kg toddler), energy levels, less weight-gain, better pelvic floor and an improved posture. I felt it was easy to commit to Clinical Pilates as I felt energised and stronger after each session – as opposed to other types of exercise where I would often feel tired and sore. I also had a much better labour and delivery.
Most people have tight hips, but just because they’re tight doesn’t mean they need to stay that way. Tightness in the front of your hip or hips often goes hand-in-hand with anterior pelvic tilt, (where your butt sticks out more than it should) and, if there’s too much tilt, it may not be great for […]
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