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Thursday, 09 February 2017

Why Good Movement Will Ch...

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Movement is part of life, some would argue it's the essence of life, after all if your not moving, your dying! So why do so many people put up with less than optimal movement? Is it because they don't want good movement, or is it simply that they don't understand…
Friday, 03 February 2017

Concentric, eccentric and...

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There are three forms of muscle contractions, concentric, eccentric and isometric. Pilates works all of them, let's see how using an easy example, the frog on the reformer. Concentric Concentric contraction involves shortening a muscle as it performs work. Think of a biceps curl. In the frog exercise, concentric contraction…
Monday, 30 January 2017

Pilates for golfers - a g...

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Why golf requires a specific physical training program As a golf instructor with 46 years’ experience, I have seen and studied many different types of swing, from the rank beginner to the experienced touring professional. Numerous golfers have come to me at different stages of their development and age for…
Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Fascia release? This is h...

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What is Fascia? Fascia is a thin, web-like layer of connective tissue that lies under the skin and wraps around the muscles and organs, a bit like a Spiderman suit. Fascia essentially holds us together. In an ideal word your fascia should be smooth but due to stresses that can…
Thursday, 22 December 2016

Home exercises: keep up t...

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Been working hard all year to get your body back on track? Love the results you’re seeing and don’t want to loose everything before starting again in the New Year? No problem the BPS Team is here to help and put together a quick home exercises program for you. Home…
Monday, 19 December 2016

Mums and Bubs classes, se...

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At BPS we understand the challenge of being a new mum. That’s why we have many Mums and Bubs classes on offer. It makes it much easier to get back to exercise and enjoy all the benefits of Pilates. You surely heard many times that Pilates can help rebuilding your…
Monday, 05 December 2016

Pilates for dancers: lift...

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Hold your core, maintain your frame, roll your shoulders back, stay on the ball of your foot, as dancers you probably heard this a thousand times. Sometimes no matter how hard you try your body simply can’t do it or your brain doesn’t know how to communicate with your body.…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Real Men do Pilates...

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Anytime men hear the word Pilates they just tend to run away, have you noticed? Men always tend to assume that Pilates is only for women, it’s too easy they say, I don’t want to be more flexible I want to be stronger, I don’t intend to be pregnant at…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Unplanned Pregnancy: the ...

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Unplanned pregnancy entails a lot of consequences and psychological effects. Parenthood is a natural thing, but when it happens suddenly and not in the plan, there would be some problems along the way. For both the mother and child, they will be exposed to different types of risk — health,…
Monday, 21 November 2016

ConnectTherapy, a whole b...

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All the physiotherapists at BPS Tensegrity are trained in ConnectTherapy. This is an innovative way to look at injuries, not only by treating the symptoms and area causing pain, but also by having a holistic view of the person. The goal is to determine the source of the issue and…
Friday, 18 November 2016

Golf Swing - how Pilates ...

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How is your Golf Swing? If your anything like our local pro's, it's an ongoing skills that can take years to perfect and finesse and you never really stop learning. Did you know, the biggest movement in your golf swing happens in the rotational plane, however the majority of us…
Sunday, 06 November 2016

Pilates for Dancers: why ...

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Why is Pilates for dancers? Dancers generally have a great understanding of their bodies, how they can move what they can do. But - there is always room for improvement, Pilates was originally developed for dancers as a method of full body conditioning, readying them for the rogues of dance!…
Sunday, 06 November 2016

BPS Tensegrity: we are no...

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... 'you're not like normal Physios!' - says every BPS Tensegrity client! At BPS, we continually strive to be different from just your everyday Physiotherapy practice, it’s one of the reasons why we achieve such amazing results for our clients! While in conversation with a client regarding why our practice…
Thursday, 03 November 2016

Barre Classes...

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"Change happens through movement and movement heals"Joseph Pilates Every few years a new fitness fad rolls into town on shiny wheels promising a full body safe workout that will make you feel good and look better. Barre Classes seem to be yet another example of hype and marketing and glossy…
Monday, 31 October 2016

Sports Physiotherapist, d...

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At BPS we often get asked "what is the difference between a Sports Physiotherapist and a regular Physiotherapist" and our answer is always the same. You can think of a Sports Physiotherapist like a specialist in, yep you guessed it, sports! While this may seem obvious, it is important to…
Sunday, 30 October 2016

Pregnancy Symptoms - how ...

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Pregnancy can be an incredibly exciting time for both new mums and dads alike, that is, when the mum to be isn't battling unpleasant pregnancy symptoms! All to often what should be an enjoyable and happy time in a mothers life, turns out to be just plain uncomfortable. Here are…
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