Recently I was talking to a client about doing some Pilates exercises in her dinner break. She has a high powered marketing job and doesn’t have the chance to have a proper break and it got me thinking, what is the minimum amount of time to needed to make your Pilates worthwhile? There are myriad benefits […]Continue ReadingA Pilates Workout – How long is long enough?
I often meet people who have been diagnosed, often after consulting a Physiotherapist or Osteopath or even their GP, with having “weak glutes”. That is, the major muscles in the buttocks, known collectively as the glutes, or gluteals, are weak, dysfunctional or , to put it another way, are not working properly. All of those […]Continue ReadingA Bridge Over Troubled Glutes?
I’d rather walk the plank than do the Plank This is what somebody said to me in class last week. It’s a funny quip, and is a great soundbite but it’s more than that – it encapsulated a widely held view – that Plank exercises are really hard and unpleasant. So this all got me […]Continue ReadingI’d Rather Walk the Plank Than Do a Plank
I’d like to try and explain the significance of Ground Reaction Force (GRF) and how an awareness of GRF can enhance movement – all movement: walking, running, sitting and yes, Pilates exercises.Continue ReadingGround Reaction Force
I don’t suppose many of us have even heard of the Piriformis muscle. Even fewer of us know where it is or what it does…. but if you have problems with it you really know about it.
So I thought it would be useful for us all to get a little better acquainted with this tremendously important and tricky little muscle.Continue ReadingThe Piriformis Muscle: Trials, Tribulations and Treatments