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April 22, 2015


Do you sit for more than 8 hours per day ?

  Did you know, studies show that prolonged sitting and periods of inactivity contribute to serious medical conditions?   Clinical Pilates not only makes you feel good, but it teaches you how to improve and maintain your strength through gentle, but powerful  exercises. There are even specific exercises to strengthen core  areas so that when […]

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June 5, 2014


Directional Preference

Directional preference   Many patients suffering from back or neck pain, with or without referred pain, will clearly exhibit a “direction preference” when repeated movement and/or static positioning are applied to the spine. This means there will be a particular movement or position which will cause the symptoms to shift to a more central (proximal) […]

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June 5, 2014


Abdominal Stabilization

Abdominal stabilisation Janet Fabbri (Musculoskeltal Physiotherapist) Chronic back pain causes weakness in the deep stabilizing (or postural) muscles of the lower back. Recent research has shown that by increasing the strength and stability of these muscles, pain can be reduced. These muscles work at a low intensity (30% of Maximal Voluntary Contraction) and are normally […]

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June 4, 2014


Clinical Pilates Principles

Understanding the principles of Clinical Pilates will help you get the most out of your session rather than simply performing a series of exercises. A Physiotherapist trained in Clinical Pilates (accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and claimable on most Private Health Funds) will design a specific program based on Physiotherapy research. Pilates is based […]

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