fbpx

Category Blog

Pelvic Floor Elevator

How to do a proper pelvic floor muscle contraction: The pelvic floor muscles are the base of your pelvis and trunk. They are very important postural muscles and help to stabilise your back and pelvis.  They also are very important in continence and lumbopelvic pain management. They can be thought of as two muscle groups: […]

READ MORE

Theatres of the World: Part 1

The Palais Garnier Opera House, Opera National de Paris The first installment in our World Theatre Segment The Palais Garnier is perhaps one of the world’s most famous opera theatres. It is a symbol of Paris, a place to see and be seen, a celebration of opulence and theatre. This Parisian symbol stands boldly in […]

READ MORE

Ice or Heat?

Ice or Heat? The Big Question Answered Ice and heat therapies….hot or cold….does it really matter? The answer is YES it does, and here’s why… Injury When you sustain an injury several things happen. Firstly, local tendon, muscle, ligament and in some cases bone, are damaged. This stimulates nerve fibres from the area to send […]

READ MORE

Dancers know a thing or two about jumping!

Recent studies by the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries compared jumping biomechanics between dancers and other athletes. They looked at the effects of gender and fatigue on jumping technique and found that in the non-fatigued dancers, there were no significant differences between male and female dancers and male athletes, however female athletes had risk-associated landing […]

READ MORE

Dance Fitness

If you are a dancer and interested in dance fitness, this article from the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science is not to be missed! Dance Fitness Article – IADMS Article

READ MORE

Stretching for Dancers

If you are a dancer and interested in stretching, this article from the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science is not to be missed! Stretching for Dancers Article – IADMS Article

READ MORE

The “TMJ” – What is it and why does it hurt?

  During their lifetime about two thirds of the population will experience “TMJ pain” or “TMD”.  Many of the population will live for years with “TMJ problems” before having their problem accurately diagnosed and effectively treated.  But what exactly is the “TMJ” and why is it so problematic? Terminology “TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint, commonly […]

READ MORE

Four Steps to Skill Acquisition

Your Brain. Use it or lose it! We’ve all heard it before: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! But why is practice actually that important?

READ MORE

Adolescent Growth Spurt – the basics

Adolescence presents many physical and emotional changes. These can often be an unpleasant experience resulting in pain, but we are here to help!

READ MORE

Yoga Resonance

Yoga Resonance classes are yoga classes for vocalists. Bringing the benefits of the yoga principles amd practice to voice work.

READ MORE

What’s that Click?

Patients reporting “clicking joints” is a common phenomenon and a common question asked is “why does it click”? We have all the answers for you!

READ MORE

Movement Coaching: a Physiotherapy Perspective

Are you interested in learning to walk, run or dance with less pain, more efficiency & improved accuracy? We are here to help!

READ MORE

Dance Fitness and Body Conditioning

There is no such thing as ‘too strong to dance’. Everyone’s body is unique! To prevent an injury or to improve your technique everyone is different.

READ MORE

Concussion in Circus Arts, Dance & Theatre

Concussions can occur without severe symptoms and they need to be identified immediately in order to limit ongoing issues.

READ MORE

Warming Up and Keeping Warm

A warm up serves to prepare the body for rehearsal and performance, to prevent injury, and to develop a keener understanding of your own body.

READ MORE

Exercise, Depression and Winter….

As winter comes so often do the symptoms of depression. One of the best ways to combat these feelings is to keep a regular exercise program!

READ MORE

Angel Wings

Winging shoulder blades are a common problem among dancers and are more commonly referred to as angel wings or chicken wings.

READ MORE

Pilates: The What and the Why

The Pilates method focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility & breathing. Connecting the body and mind through movement.

READ MORE

Tendinopathy – The Essentials

Have you ever wondered what is happening in your tendons when you have chronic pain? What's really going on? What can you do?

READ MORE

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Benefits of Remedial massage Many people would agree a massage is good for you but are unable to answer this question. How does it help me? Here are a few brief points about why Remedial Massage and Myotherapy treatments can help you: Improve physical performance by helping loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak muscles. […]

READ MORE