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Achilles and Heels

Achilles & Heels

Posted in Research Papers / 10 January 2019
This research paper aims to explore the effects of wearing high heels habitually has on the body, biomechanics and musculature with emphasis on the lower leg and in particular the calves and Achilles.
Pilates for gluteal amnesia

Pilates for gluteal amnesia

Posted in Research Papers / 22 November 2018
Many injuries to the knee, hip and back occur due to delayed onset or inhibition of the gluteal muscle group called gluteal amnesia.

Chronic medications, their side effects and the benefits of Pilates

Posted in Articles / 27 August 2018
The term chronic refers to a medicine or condition lasting 3 months or more. The number of patients with 3 or more chronic illness or non – communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa is on the rise and it is predicted that by 2020 NCD’s will account for 70% of the disease burden in developing countries.

Neck and postural stability in an unstable World

Posted in Articles / 15 August 2018
I believe that Pilates is not only imperative for dancers and sportsman alike but also for every person living, for you are only as young and happy, as your spine is healthy and flexible. Let’s take a look at Pilates for injury prevention as well as rehabilitation, achieving stability and strength in the neck and spine.

Mindfulness through Pilates

Posted in Articles / 15 August 2018
Meditation and mindfulness through movement is not just for the Yogis. I can say that with full credibility as I am a certified yoga instructor and practitioner for many years. It is my belief that any exercise which takes your focus to the breath and body can create a mindful state. Pilates is a perfect example of just that, movement with breath. When we practice Pilates, we’re encouraging our mind to focus on our movement patterns, as well as synchronizing our breath.

Gluteus maximus recruitment through the basi pilates block system

Posted in Research Papers / 11 May 2018
People have different reasons for starting Pilates, for some it’s to increase their flexibility or to reduce back pain, for most it is to strengthen their core. Pilates trains and recruits the abdominals to provide a strong core which in turn provides pelvic lumbar stabilisation (PLS) around which other exercises, such as arm and leg work challenge the core, much like the movements of daily living where our arms and legs move around a strong core that stabilises our spine against these external limb moments.

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