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 …

Strong Bones, Osteoporosis & Pilates

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS? Osteoporosis is a condition where bones lose important minerals such as calcium quicker than they can be replaced by the body, resulting in a decrease in the thickness or density of bones. This can lead to them becoming fragile and brittle, and at a higher risk of fractures than normal bone. Often called …

Pregnancy and Pilates

As discussed in the last blog (https://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 …