Pilates & Scoliosis

Pilates & Scoliosis by Glenn Withers The word scoliosis can be quite a frightening word to hear when you see a medical professional. It categorises one into a sub group of people who collectively have been told they have abnormal spinal alignment. This can lead to many issues of concern, anxiety and apprehension for the… 

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Pilates for Cyclists – understanding the benefits


Pilates for Cyclists – understanding the benefits by Glenn Withers, founder of APPI Pilates. Cycling is one of the fastest growing leisure activities in many areas of the world. Over the last 5 years regular cycling has increased by over 200,000 participants on average in the UK (regular means more than once per week) (British… 

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Pilates for runners


Pilates for runners by Glenn Withers, owner and founder of APPI Pilates. The life of a runner is one in which the balance between improving fitness and avoiding injury is a constant battle. Many of us run for fun, some for stress relief and some for weight loss. The figures around participation in the activity… 

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Upper body theraband sequence during pregnancy


Upper body theraband sequence during pregnancy Using a theraband is a simple and effective way to incorporate some resistance into your Pilates workouts during pregnancy.  Even women experiencing pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy who can be somewhat limited with exercise choice can enjoy modified Pilates. In this seated position many upper limb toning exercises can be incorporated… 

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Single leg press and variations

Single leg press and varations

Single leg press is a fantastic functional exercise to challenge lower limb strength, pelvic control and hip extension dissociation in standing. You can modify the start position to vary the challenge.  – start with light hand support from the foot bar as shown in the video  – remove the hand support once confidence increases.  Hands on… 

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Clinical Pilates for Post-Operative Rehabilitation


About the author: Sophie Halsall-McLennan is a Physiotherapist based in Drysdale and is the owner of Fresh Start Physiotherapy. She specialises in hand therapy and back pain treatment, and has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt Physiotherapy, over 12 years of clinical experience as a Physiotherapist and is registered with AHPRA. She is also… 

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Upper limb Pilates sequence with theraband

Try this simple sequence for a scapular stability and an upper limb focus in your Pilates classes with one of our favourite Pilates props, a simple piece of theraband. You can vary the resistance of the band to suit the needs of your clients. Standing on the middle of the band, so it’s well secured… 

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Cervicogenic Headaches and Pilates

APPI Swan Dive Level 1

Background The International Headache Society defines a cervicogenic headache (CGH) as “a headache caused by a disorder of the cervical spine”, involving the bony, disc and/or soft-tissue structures. Typical features include unilateral nature; a worsening of symptoms with neck movement, “sustained awkward head position, or external pressure over the upper cervical or occipital region on… 

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Foam Roller Moblity Sequence

foam roller moblity sequence

Lying on the foam roller is a favourite for many people. Spending a few minutes in your Pilates rest position on the roller can help stretch out your thoracic spine as well as challenge your centre having to remain still on this unstable surface. This sequence is a nice addition to a warm-up to stretch the pecs… 

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