Increase Your Thoracic Rotation!

Ever reached into the back of the car and thought – “I’m sure that used to be easier” or felt stiff in your usually easy yoga poses or perhaps its beyond restriction and you now have pain in your mid back area?! Who ever you are, pain or no pain, noticed restriction or not, you… Read More

HIT for health

The more I read, the more I am convinced that HIT or High Intensity Training is good for us humans! Granted more research is needed but what the smaller studies are showing, including Australian studies, is that it can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, increase your VO2max, change your gut bacteria to a… Read More

Quick & easy hip alignment routine – video

Do you ever experience groin or hip pain during or after running, deadlifts or squats? Do you feel like you never get a good hip flexor stretch even though to you they feel tight? It might be a hip alignment issue. Even if you don’t have any symptoms it may improve the quality of your… Read More

Myotherapy & Osteopathy

I’ve labelled this blog Myotherapy & Osteopathy because they work so well together. I personally get a Osteopath treatment every 1-3 months and I get a Myotherapy session every 2-6 weeks depending on how much training I’m doing and if I have any niggles from old injuries. Many of our current patients use both Myotherapy… Read More

SMART Goals: A better approach to New Years Resolutions

Traditionally people make new years resolutions this time of year and often they don’t achieve their resolution. Part of the reason they fail may be to do with the lack of goal setting around their resolution. If you’ve made a New Years resolution you may wish to use today’s method to set some goals for yourself… Read More

Improve you push-up posture with these simple tips

Push-ups are a great exercise when done properly. They strengthen a wide variety of shoulder, arm and core muscles; they can be done anywhere, anytime and they’re easy to adjust sets, reps and difficulty to continue to get maximum benefit. Unfortunately in the gym and the Pilates studio I rarely see a push-up done correctly.… Read More

Is Myotherapy right for me? A helpful questionnaire to determine your suitability.

We have recently been involved in a health week with a local business and besides the question of “What is Myotherapy?” the second most popular question was “How do I tell if Myotherapy is right for me?” so today I’m going to provide you with a questionnaire to help you determine if Myotherapy might be… Read More

Pilates 101 – how to choose the right class

Pilates classes seem to be everywhere now! Group classes, Personal Trainers using it for core strength, mat classes at the local public hall, equipment Pilates and Clinical Pilates. It can all be a bit overwhelming so today I’m going to explain a little bit about the difference between all these types of Pilates and next week… Read More

Soleus stretches to improve your squat!

Short calf muscles, mainly the deeper soleus muscle can easily hold back your squatting ability. When this muscle is short you will have trouble letting the knee travel past your toes. In a normal squat (and particularly once you add load) in order to bio-mechanically keep everything aligned, the knee needs to travel past the toes… Read More

What on earth is a Body Back Buddy?!

The Body Back Buddy is amazing! It is one of the most versatile self trigger pointing tools you will ever own! Have you ever tried to spiky ball the top of your shoulder? Really really difficult right?! Even harder if you have an injury or pain to maneuver your body over a spiky ball or… Read More