Pregnancy & Exercise

Why Clinical Pilates & Group Physiotherapy classes are among the best forms of exercise to do during pregnancy. The current recommendation for exercise during pregnancy according to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), is to aim for a total of at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on most, …

Pilates After Back Surgery

GUEST BLOGGER: Marty Smith. As a student about to sit exams in my final semester of university in 2007, I found myself in a serious physical predicament – debilitating sciatic pain. If you have experienced sciatica then you know exactly what kind of searing pain I’m talking about. The sensation is commonly described as “walking …

Pregnancy and Pilates

As discussed in the last blog (http://fixandflex.com.au/pregnancy-and-the-pelvic-floor/), pregnancy & labour can place a large amount of strain on your Pelvic Floor muscles, which can cause weakness and lead to problems such as incontinence &/or an increased risk of prolapse. Like any muscle, the pelvic floor muscles often do not return back to their full strength …

The Core, Back Pain & Pilates

You may have heard the word “core” used by a trainer at the gym, your physiotherapist after you’ve had a back injury, in an antenatal class or in a magazine claiming to have the latest miracle “core blaster” exercise. But what exactly is your core? Let’s look at the basic definition of “core”: within seeded …