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.
A common issue I treat in my studio is knee pain. The range of people suffering from knee pain can be quite big, anyone from athletes to weekend runners, whose biomechanics could be causing their knee pain, through the population who may be suffering with some from of degeneration (arthritis for example). The way I treat people, depending on the cause of their knee pain is quite different, but one technique I have found useful for most people who suffer knee pain is the use of kinesiology tape. It is great for helping calm down the symptoms and easing discomfort. Whilst it won't correct the underlying cause, its good to ease the pain whilst the underlying cause gets corrected.
Watch this video here on how to tape knee pain. Knee taping video.
Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
After being a Therapist and a Pilates instructor for a number of years, one thing I have noticed is our need and want to get better from injury or pain... quickly!
No one likes suffering with pain or injury and it’s natural to want to get rid of it as quick as possible but unfortunately there are not many types of Therapy that can “fix” us instantly with that pain or injury not returning.
In this article we are going to look at ways we can help boost and improve our Therapy.
One thing I have learnt since being a Manual Therapist & Pilates instructor is that problem is not always where the pain is.
In this article I am going to be looking at how shoulder pain could be caused by your glutes. Although this may sound a little bit odd to begin with, by the end I hope you will be able to see that it is quite straight forward and entirely possible for your glute’s to cause shoulder pain.
One of the biggest challenges for clients who visit Therapists (and also one of the biggest challenges I had when I was also a client) is completing the corrective homework exercises. Even though it is one of the most vital parts to the success in our Therapy journey, it is still one of the main things that hold us back in achieving what we want.
Here we will look at why they are important and ways that can help you to complete those exercises regularly.
It is a common misconception that a Massage (particularly a Sports Massage or Deep tissue Massage) should be painful in order to achieve results. If we think about it, a lot of time people seek a massage treatment because they are in some sort of pain... so why go and have something where you get more pain?
Luckily things have progressed on over recent years and the “no pain no gain” mindset is slowly being changed when it comes to Massage.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!