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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

How Imagery Helps us Move...

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Looking for a fun Imagery Filled Class? Why not join our Halloween Inspired Pilates Mat Class Friday 31st Oct at 5pm Reserve your spot here Imagery for relaxation “Stand up, close your eyes and spend just a couple of minutes feeling your body. Visualize your whole body as the trunk…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Pilates and Patellofemora...

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Patellofemoral pain is located on the joint where the kneecap meets the thigh bone (femur). Pain is felt in or around the knee and usually occurs when the knee bends in activities such as squatting, jumping, running and even going up and down stairs. Pain can also be irritated through…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Why Men Should Do Pilates...

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There is a misconception about Pilates that I hear over and over again and it is time to set it straight … Pilates is not only for girls! Many males view Pilates as 'easy', 'not challenging' just an 'hour of stretching'. What most men don’t realise is that Pilates was…
Friday, 10 October 2014

Pilates Enhances Sports P...

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Athletes are starting to move away from traditional forms of training to enhance their performance.Traditionally, training included hours of practicing and developing muscle strength through resistance training. The reason why athletes are starting to change their way of training is due to the fact that training specific muscles causes a…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Introducing the EXO Chair...

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Have you ever wondered how you can do exercises on the reformer and chair … welcome the EXO chair!! BPS Tensegrity’s new machine that delivers more than 100 full body exercises that strengthens muscles from head to toe. HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TO THE COMBO CHAIR? When comparing the structures…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SPIKY BALLS … FRIEND OR...

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"How many times I wish I had a camera to take a photo of my clients’ faces during a piriformis release with a spiky ball!" In this article I will underline the benefits of the Spiky Ball and why we should love it rather than hate it. I also have…
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, 23 July 2014

The Importance of Treatin...

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The idea of managing the symptoms and ignoring the cause is akin to punishing the victim of a crime and letting the culprit get away. All you’ve done is silence the victim or in this case the symptoms, allowing the real problem to keep wreaking havoc! The problem with providing…
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…
Tuesday, 24 June 2014

KINESIO TAPE: A good alte...

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The Problem with Strapping Tape In our practice we use the strapping tape as a useful tool that can in a certain way replace our hands when the client is not at the studio. Tape may be applied to support muscles and joints as they recover from injury, but also…
Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Low Back Pain and Pilates...

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Evidence Based: The Research Study A couple of weeks ago I read a very interesting article about the value of a general mat Pilates program given to people with low back pain. In particular the purpose of this randomised control trial was to evaluate the efficacy of the addition of…
Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sit Less – Move More!...

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During the last few years, the Australian Government have noticed an increase in obesity within the Australian Nation, and an increase in medical bills from obesity related diseases such as heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and other deadly diseases. For these reasons the Department of Health have developed different…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Falls Class...

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Are you afraid of falling? People that have a fear of falling often become more physically inactive and as a result get a decline in muscle strength and balance, making them more likely to have a fall! Nip it in the bud now and get confident in your body. Or…
Thursday, 01 May 2014

Real Time Ultrasound - Wh...

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Ever wondered if you are correctly activating your deep core muscles? Lifting your pelvic floor correctly? Turning on your deep hip stabilisers? If you have attended Pilates, yoga or rehabilitation classes post injury, chances are you have spent a bit of time contemplating these muscles. Where they lie, how they…
Thursday, 10 April 2014

5 Benefits of Mum and Bub...

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The postpartum period is an exhilarating, exhausting, rewarding, tearful time of discovery. At the end of the 12-month cycle of pregnancy, delivery, and recovery, the physical and psychological aspects of the new mother – body and mind – have undergone a tremendous adjustment. Your body underwent an enormous effort to…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Will Qi Gong be your new ...

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Qi Gong with Stephen Procter - Deep Breathing Meditation Want to feel energised, relaxed, stay healthy and heal yourself at the same time? If so then a regular Qi Gong class may be just what you are looking for. Qi Gong is the practice of aligning breathing, movement and mind…
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