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Thursday, 10 September 2015

The effectiveness of BPS ...

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Why is it that mothers look after their babies during pregnancy and beyond, but give nowhere near the same attention to themselves? Research shows the incidence of back pain in pregnancy is over 68% (Wang et al, 2004). Changes in hormone levels along with the anticipation of delivering a healthy…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Postnatal Pilates: a grea...

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Several studies demonstrate that exercise participation is likely to benefit persons with general depressive symptomatology. In particular exercise can have important antidepressant effects during the post-natal period. In September BPS will start offering quality mums & bubs Pilates classes to give our new mums the chance to enjoy the benefits…
Saturday, 15 August 2015

Tensegrity and Connectedn...

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Tensegrity is a combination of ‘tension’ and ‘integrity’. The term was coined by Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s and indicates a structural principle based on the use of isolated components inside a net of continuous tension (see picture). The other denomination of tensegrity is ‘floating compression’, used mainly by Kenneth…
Friday, 17 July 2015

Is Connect Therapy what y...

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Every day I see patients that have previously seen other therapists and had poor results, and this is why: - The therapist makes little or no attempt to improve the way the patient’s body moves. They spend the whole session on the treatment table receiving passive treatments like ultrasound, interferential,…
Friday, 17 July 2015

The importance of startin...

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Many people may think: why do I need to spend an hour of my time to go and see a physio simply for a consultation? Can’t he/she just fix my problem in half hour or so? And if I want to start doing Pilates, why do I need an initial…
Monday, 06 July 2015

Pelvic Floor and Lower Tu...

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What is the pelvic floor? The ‘pelvic floor’ refers to a group of muscles that attach to the front, back, and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum (the large fused bone at the bottom of your spine, just above the tailbone). Like a sling or hammock, these muscles support…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Pilates for kids!...

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Children are very different to adults and so Pilates for kids at BPS is taught very differently to regular Pilates. Not only are kids different in the size and shape of their bodies but they also differ in how they learn and interact with their surrounding environment! Pilates is a…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Lower the Chance of Injur...

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Yesterday I read a very curious article regarding the importance of a regular yearly physiotherapy check-up, exactly for the same reason we do dental check-ups! Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, a professor emerita of physical therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, states “We go to the dentist twice a year and…
Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Healthy tips for healthy ...

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Our Pilates Detox Month Challenge has passed the half way mark and we want to give all our clients some useful advise on how to achieve a healthy balanced meal plan by including more whole foods in your diet . The following suggestions are given by our nutrition expert Linda…
Thursday, 07 May 2015

“Don't limit your ...

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Whether it’s training for a competition, working hard to get your business to grow, dealing with a frustrating disease or living on the other side of the world and away from your family in pursuit of a dream, everyday life is full of challenges and it’s up to us deciding…
Wednesday, 22 April 2015

How can our lifestyle aff...

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Winter is almost here and with it, some crazy cold weather! At BPS we like to be prepared for change and so have prepared a quick list of reminders to ensure your immune system stays in tip top shape with winter and you keep moving at your Biological, Psychological and…
Saturday, 11 April 2015

How does your spine affec...

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Abdominal Bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels uncomfortably full and tight and may be visibly swollen. Most of us experienced bloating on occasion, but if it starts to become a common occurrence, you might want to look a little deeper into its' cause! The obvious culprits are…
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…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Technique of Stretchi...

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Stretching is a controversial conversation to have. There is surprisingly little 'good' research on something that is so widely prescribed! As the health science community starts to better understand how soft tissue in the body works, we begin to shed some light on some once widely believed myths about stretching!…
Monday, 09 March 2015

It's not about tryin...

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Have you ever had that little fight in your head between your brain telling you to get up and train, but your body just won’t cooperate? There is a lot of evidence regarding how best to organise your loading and rest days when you’re training, but what if it's more…
Thursday, 05 March 2015

The importance of good te...

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How many times have you heard your Physiotherapist say 'I don't care if you do 2 or 10, I just want you to "do them well"? Having optimal technique is incredibly important. Whether it is your postural technique at work, skill technique at training, or how you lift your kids…
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