In addition to Exercise Physiology and Pilates, the MOSIC community have access to another wonderful exercise class, the Bodhi suspension system. The Bodhi unit at our Collins Street studio takes suspension training to a new level with twice as many suspension points as other systems on the market. It allows you to be suspended by all four limbs, which forces you to work your core in a much more potent way.
With a history stretching back thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a unique system of healthcare that can be applied to all manifestations of illness and disease. Although an ancient system, it has continually evolved along with the causes of many illnesses. Today much empirical Western scientific research is being undertaken to better understand the mechanisms and efficacy of TCM from a Western viewpoint, with positive results.
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Our Pilates Team offer a diverse a range of qualifications under multiple accredited certification programs and each have at least five years teaching experience. Some have been teaching for more than 15-years.
As an Osteopath, a question I come across on a daily basis is “What does an Osteopath actually do?” or perhaps “What is the difference between an Osteopath, a Physiotherapist, and a Chiropractor?”
People commonly believe that an Osteopath is half way between a Physio and a Chiro. Although it is true that Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, including manipulation, the real differences between the three modalities lie in their philosophical approach to healthcare.
It’s a brave new Pilates world out there ….
When I started Pilates in 1999, there was only one way you could learn the method – at a dedicated Pilates studio likely owned and operated by a brave soul who had travelled abroad to learn from another teacher. These days, Pilates and its many sub-brands can be found on almost every street corner and are even available online.
As a teacher and devotee of the Pilates method, it’s important to me that clients know what they are buying/getting into/missing out on when it comes to all the different Pilates offerings out there. For example, by opting for a cheaper type of Pilates, how are you defining value for money? Are you choosing a particular delivery method because of the actual content, or the conditions around it?
Pilates offers a host of wonderful of benefits to our wide-range of clientele and for many of us, it’s a lifeline. Let’s put our best foot forward for 2017 by aiming for consistency in training that will facilitate physical success with the added benefits of confidence and calm.
In order to help kick start 2017, MOSIC is offering complimentary mat Pilates classes to all of our loyal clients. See below for further details.
A wise man once said: “He who thinks he has no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” It should come as no real surprise that in terms of tissue healing and injury prevention, the role of a healthy diet is pivotal. You may recall that last week’s blog post discussed the role of inflammation on tissue healing and also touched on the topic of food allergies and their relationship to pain. In addition to allergies, the food and drink you put in to your body each day can also have a direct impact on your musculoskeletal system by causing inflammation and delayed tissue healing times.
In your initial consultation at MOSIC you may remember being asked about your diet: How many meals do you eat each day? Do you prepare your own food or eat out? Do you drink coffee or tea? How much water do you drink each day? And so on. While this information may seem irrelevant for a musculoskeletal complaint, as Osteopaths it is a crucial element in helping you recover from you injury and prevent further damage down the track.
Melbourne at this time of year is at the height of hay-fever season. Runny noses, itchy eyes and dry throats are all on the rise. It should come as no surprise to hay-fever sufferers that allergies effect the entire body and, more importantly, the body’s ability to heal itself.
In your initial consultation at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre you may remember being asked about allergies, and if you have any food intolerances. At the time, this might have seemed odd, particularly if your visit was regarding neck or back pain or some other musculoskeletal complaint. But there is an important link that deserves explaining.
It’s no exaggeration to say that many office workers spend more time sitting at a desk than they do at home these days. With the standard 9 to 5 office hours rapidly becoming extinct, it is not uncommon for workers to sit for up to 15-hours each day. Studies have shown that the average Australian sits 10-hours per day including 7.7-hours at work, and the remainder ploughing through emails, eating or catching up on social media at home. So how are these types of patterns important for your medical history?
Remember that old childhood song?
“The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone, the hip bone’s connected to the back bone…”
Well when it comes to Osteopathy and the way we think about your body, the old skeleton song could not be more relevant.
During an Initial Osteopathy Consultation, we always start by asking about your previous injuries. The reason is that we are trying to create a timeline of events that may have led to your presenting complaint. For example, most of us remember having rolled an ankle at some point – but do you remember limping around the office for half a week until the pain settled down? It’s most likely that you didn’t think anything about what this might lead to down the track. Perhaps try limping around the office now to get an idea of what the rest of your body will do to compensate for a common injury like this.