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Thursday, 26 November 2015

How To Get Abs...

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It's always around this time of year in Sydney when you start to hear the question of 'how to get abs' ready for summer rearing it's ugly head at local gyms, coffee shops and social gatherings. Coming into summer there is always one thing on people's minds and that is…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Lower Back Pain - how can...

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Lower back pain is one of the top 5 'most common symptoms' we treat at BPS. It's an incredibly common complaint and something we treat hundreds of times per month. Today's blog post aims at helping you determine what the true cause of your lower back pain is but more…
Monday, 02 November 2015

How can Connect Therapy i...

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It is common knowledge among the yoga community that our body and mind are connected: Our thoughts influence our body, and our body influences our thoughts. In Western society, we have been conditioned to think that each aspect of our being should be treated by a specialised professional: our mind…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Osteoporosis and Pilates...

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What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis comes from ‘osteo’ meaning bone and the Greek word ‘por ‘(passage) and simply it means porous bone. Normal bone is composed of a mixture of calcium and other minerals such as magnesium and phosphate. It is also made up of collagen (protein), which forms the structural…
Sunday, 04 October 2015

Episode 001 - Efficient M...

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Hi! I’d like to personally welcome you to the Move Beautiful podcast, a place where you will learn both the art and science of beautiful movement. Whether your movement extraordinaire or just beginning your journey towards optimal movement, I promise to bring you an inspirational and guided conversation…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Pilates training: the imp...

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Most of the clients who come to me for a Pilates initial assessment express their desire to strengthen their body through Pilates and possibly lose some weight. Great! Then a few of them say “I would like to come to a mat class once a week” or “I was thinking…
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…
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