If you are have ever wondered what Pilates is and where to begin, then look no further. As a beginner to Pilates, it is always best to look for a teacher that is specifically qualified in Pilates. There are many reputable teaching schools out there who all have pages with links to instructors in your
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Back pain, especially lower back pain, is extremely common. In approximately 90% of cases there will be nothing specific or sinister going on. Unfortunately, there are times though when the symptoms you present with do need immediate onward referral and usually some form of intervention, such as surgery. Cauda Equina Syndrome The cauda equina is
Sciatica is a condition involving pain and sometimes weakness down the back of the leg into the foot. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It forms from the nerve roots of L4-S3 in the spine. The presentation of sciatica can vary from patient to patient. It can come on over
At our clinic in Christchurch Dorset we have great experience in treating lower back pain, helping people relieve their symptoms through physiotherapy and then manage their backs with rehab classes, regular massage, Pilates or Yoga. How common is lower back pain? It has been reported that low back pain can affect as high as 84%
By Ella, Sports Massage Therapist Running is one of the most popular ways for people to stay active. Especially during the COVID-19 lockdown, it seems to have become a national pastime. Running requires virtually no equipment, has no age limit and can easily fit into even the busiest schedule. But running is also an activity
By Louise O’Connell, Body Control Pilates Teacher What is Pilates? This is a question that I get asked regularly. Usually, a long, animated answer follows, so I thought that I would give my definition. Pilates was named after Joseph Pilates (1883 -1967), originally called Contrology. It was only following his death that it was renamed