POSTURE is an interesting one. During my time as a physio it always dumb founded me a bit if I’m completely honest which sound bizarre as you would think that would be my forte. It wasn’t. But now, with a lot of Pilates training I am all for postural awareness and encouraging others to devote time to their own posture.

Postural changes can catch a lot of pregnant ladies out and for many may lead to pelvic girdle pain due to altered spine and pelvis positions. Simple strategies to make you aware of your changing body shape and education about what is and isn’t normal can all help ladies remain in control of their expanding waist lines.

Post baby, your body and posture WILL CHANGE. Your ribcage has expanded to accommodate your growing baby, your tummy muscles will have lengthened and separated to some degree and once the baby is no longer a bump, you often find yourself in a state of no man’s land wondering what to do.

In today’s modern world everything is fast paced. We spend more time sitting than doing and more time staring at screens than moving. For our posture this is BAD NEWS. Regular changes of position and returning to an upright posture is of paramount importance if we want to avoid bad backs, necks or body injuries to peripheries such as wrists.

Caesarean section scar tissue massage

Caesarean section scar tissue massage

Caesarean section scar tissue massage Did you know that post caesarean section surgery your scar tissue should be massaged? Were you told how to let air get to it to allow it to heal, then to try and walk tall to allow the scar to lengthen or even to touch it and...

Is being SEDENTARY keeping you STUCK?

Is being SEDENTARY keeping you STUCK?

Is being SEDENTARY keeping you STUCK? You know when you have a "to-do" list as long as your arm but you find yourself staring at the same page of that book you're trying to read, or the same screen of your computer for over 10 minutes? Do you recognise you are stuck?...

How to reduce hip pain when running with Pilates

How to reduce hip pain when running with Pilates

How to reduce hip pain when running with Pilates... Are you an avid runner who suffers with knee or hip pain when running? Do you love running but it doesn't agree with your body? Would you love to run without all the aches and pains afterwards?   I am a self...

Why you need to get up off your bum!

Why you need to get up off your bum!

Why you need to get up off your bum! (And why always sitting is bad for your health...) Why do you indeed? We live in a modern society in the Western world where lounging around and basically "doing nothing" is almost considered the "social norm".  This is worrying on...

What exactly are the health benefits of Pilates?

What exactly are the health benefits of Pilates?

What exactly are the health benefits of Pilates? PILATES seems to have a "buzz" around it at the moment. With sayings such as 'Pilates has got your back' and with many healthcare professionals recommending it as a form of exercise - you may wonder what EXACTLY are the...

Walk the PILATES way

Walk the PILATES way

Walk the PILATES way... One of my all time favourites since starting my Pilates journey has been learning to WALK the PILATES way. If you are wondering what I am referring to it's the essence of walking tall and being mindful of my posture as I walk.   Using all...