Have a watch of our latest video on how you can help ease stiff neck muscles with a couple of easy to do Pilates exercises, using the soft ball. Taken from our Pilates class in Wimborne.
3 Pilates exercises to ease Neck stiffness
An easy to follow poster on how to help understand pain
Butler D, Moseley L, 2013, Explain pain 2nd edition
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About the author
I am a Manual Therapist covering a range of different disciplines including massage & Biomechanics. I also run small specialist Pilates classes around Corfe Mullen, Broadstone, Wareham, Wimborne & Poole. Instead of just purely rubbing the pain, I always look to see if I can find a potential cause (or causes of the pain) and then work on treating this
All of us have been in pain at some point, we all know how unpleasant it is, but how many of us actually know what pain is and also why we get pain?
When it comes to pain there can be lots of old-style beliefs about pain and what to do about it. Its quite a complex subject, but in the next few articles give you a bit of insight of my views as to what pain actually is and why we get it.
View Pain poster in Full Click here
In this article, I am going to talk hip bursitis (trochanteric bursitis), and what you can do, if you are getting these symptoms. Hip bursitis is characterised by discomfort in the hip joint, which may feel like a burning sensation. Other characteristics of hip bursitis include discomfort at night when sleeping, warm feeling in the area of the hip joint and discomfort when you add pressure to the area.
Most of us have heard of, or experienced Pilates before, but our understandings of what Pilates actually is and what is involved in Pilates classes is quite varied from person to person. A lot depends on what we are hoping to achieve from Pilates, the instructor of the class and location of the class (is it in a gym, private class, healthcare centre etc).
The idea of this article is to give you an idea of what you can expect in my Pilates class, and also will give those of you who already attend the thoughts behind what I do in my Pilates classes.
In this next article in our stretch series, I am going to be looking at whether stretching actually increases the length of our muscles and makes us more flexible like we all believe. It’s commonly believed that if we stretch (especially after exercises) we are increasing the length of our muscles which will increase our flexibility and will help prevent injury & muscle soreness (DOMS). The latest research has shown that this is probably not the case.
We are all probably aware of the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method used for pain and injuries. In this article I am going to look at how the latest research shows us that this method probably isn’t as effective as we thought it once was and will also show you what method we would be better off using.
In these next series of articles I will be looking into stretching and whether it does what we think it does, the latest research into stretching and whether we could be doing anything more effective. The common reasons I hear for wanting to stretch include: “it will prevent injury”, “It will reduce muscle soreness” and “muscles will get longer and more flexible”. Stretching is, likely, something we have been taught since we first started any physical activity in school and it’s a belief that most of us still have today, despite the fact there is very little (if any research) to prove the stretching does ANY of the above statements.
Today I will look at whether stretching can reduce the chances of injuries.
Check out some of our weekly exercises from our Pilates classes. This video on the link below (it takes you to a Facebook live video on our page). is from one of our classes in Corfe Mullen.
Pilates classes Corfe Mullen video.
If you would like any more info just let me know.
With back pain, one of the most common recommendations I see out there is that 'tight' hamstring muscles are one the main causes and they need stretching out. In this article I am going to be looking at how effective this actually is, I will be looking at the research carried out into this area and also see if there is anything more effective we can do to help with back pain.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!