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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…
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, 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…
Saturday, 24 September 2016

Back Pain: why is it so i...

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Back pain is an increasingly 'common' symptom in a wide variety of the populations. From adults to kids, male to female, active to sedentary it seems this insidious and costly symptom is increasingly creeping into our daily lives and very few people actually know what to do to get rid…
Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Connect Therapy: A perspe...

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I am a movement fanatic, so when I heard about Connect Therapy, I had to experience it for myself to see if it was all it is hyped up to be! I found quiet a few similarities between Connect Therapy and Yoga! In yoga teachings, there is a concept known…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016

Want to know how your fee...

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Unfortunately, most of us take our feet for granted and too often we forget their importance. They get us from place to place, they support us as we stand, and they put up with the constant pressure from the rest of our body. They do all this for up to…
Thursday, 28 July 2016

Post Workout Recovery - 6...

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Are you finding your body ending up sore and in pain post workout? The post workout pain you're feeling could be a result of your body not getting the adequate recovery it needs. To get the most from each and every workout, you need to prioritize post-workout recovery. Recovery should…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Psoas, tight hips and the...

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The Psoas is much more than simply a muscle, it is commonly referred to as 'the gut intuition'. In some spiritual philosophies, the Psoas is referred to as the muscle of the soul. Where is my Psoas and what does it do? Anatomy reminder ... Crossing both our hips, pelvis…
Wednesday, 08 June 2016

5 fatal mistakes people m...

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Most of us have probably been in the scenario where we have had an injury or pain, and we turn to the Internet to find out what we can do to treat ourselves without having to go and see someone about it. There is plenty of information out there, but…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Technique ... you need a ...

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Do you like using gym equipment at home, running in the park or training in the pool but you are not sure if you are doing your exercises' properly? You might have watched ten different videos on YouTube to learn the perfect triceps push-up technique, but your body is still…
Thursday, 14 August 2014

Correct Sitting Posture...

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"Sit up straight!"... does this phrase remind you of something your mum used to nag you about? I would like to give you a couple of tips and tricks on how you can set your pelvis up so that everything in your spine stacks up nicely on top of it…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Patient FAQ's & ...

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This week our blog article is about the most frequent questions our clients ask during our physiotherapy or Pilates sessions at BPS Tensegrity. Hopefully it will clarify most of the doubts you may have regarding our professions, the best way to perform your exercises at the studio and at home…