Training

September 2, 2018

PRI – Starts With Using The Breath

Using PRI Techniques alongside Pilates and Osteopathy A couple of years ago, I embarked on a training course in something previously unknown in UK. PRI – Postural Restoration Institute– is a system of diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment founded in US. PRI has breathing mechanics at its core, and really bridges manual therapy and personal training […]

Back pain, Core fitness, Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Natural health, News, Osteopathy, Pilates, Recovery and Performance, Sports therapy, Training
October 6, 2017

Treating ballet dancers

Rob Footitt Given the demands of speed and agility, ballet dancing should be considered an athletic activity. Dancers certainly require the same levels of strength, endurance, psychological readiness and aerobic capacity as high-level athletes. As with any athletic activity, injuries are common in dancers. Whilst there are similarities between dancers and other athletes, there are […]

Knees, Recovery and Performance, Sports therapy, Training
June 9, 2014

Muscle & Mind 5: The Squat

The Squat – strength & conditioning exercises Guest Blog by BarrieJon Mulder, Strength & Conditioning Coach The Squat The squat is a movement we all have an obligation to master and perform flawlessly. Think about all of your daily activities that require in most part the ability to pick something up, to carry your suitcase, take a flight of […]

Core strength, Muscle and Mind, Training
June 4, 2014

The niggle

The Niggle What is the niggle? Recognise it and prevent re-injury. You may be feeling the gains of training and hitting your stride. Some of you, however, will be starting to feel the accumulation of the breaking down and rebuilding process that occurs as part of training, as something more like breaking down and not-quite rebuilding. This […]

Sports therapy, Training
May 13, 2014

Pilates for weight lifters

Why pilates for weight lifters? It sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it?! Build awareness of body movements to optimise strength through postural control I have worked with power-lifters and sporting populations, often lifting well in excess of their own body weight and I have never stopped believing that some of the core principles […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Pilates, Training
January 26, 2014

Can you overtrain the core?

Listening to another pro – by Monica Franke This is a link to a recent article by the excellent Eric Cressey, a strength and conditioning coach in Boston, US: http://www.ericcressey.com/qa-can-you-overtrain-on-core-stability-exercises And here are my thoughts too! Thanks Eric; once again, a brilliantly put together piece about some under-considered questions. I think one of the things […]

Core fitness, Core strength, Training