Active April 2017

Premier’s Active April is all about encouraging Victorians to strive for 30 minutes of physical activity per day during the month of April.

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre we understand how important it is for our clients and staff to keep active and moving. We especially encourage people to find an activity they enjoy doing when striving for Active April’s daily goal of 30 minutes of activity.

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Pilates for Men

Although often overlooked, men sometimes need a bit of help keeping their bodies virile and supple, ready to carry out a variety of requests ranging from the testosterone-crazed, to family duties and just being an all-round top bloke. Pilates is an effective form of exercise training for many of these requirements.

Despite this, Pilates studios are more often frequented by women. This might be because some women are little more open-minded or perhaps just because boys prefer throwing heavy stuff around. When I first started utilising Pilates for rehabilitation at the age of 17, I was one of only a few men in the studio. However, this trend has been changing over the last decade with more and more men coming to classes and enjoying the benefits of what Pilates can offer.

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Pilates and Posture

Everyone lives a busy lifestyle, often with irregular physical activity. Nowadays people work in front of a computer all day, use their mobile phone on-the-go, sit for long periods of time (including the commute to/from work) and unsurprisingly, complain of a sore back and pain around their neck and shoulders. In addition, many people deal also with regular headaches.

This modern lifestyle has a huge effect on our posture. Many small habits when combined, can force a large negative change to your posture. For example, do you ever sit at work in a slouched position with one or both legs crossed on your chair? This common posture contributes to tightness at the neck and shoulder as well as tight hip flexors which has many (negative) flow-on effects.

If this is you, then structured training sessions in the Pilates method will help you in the short and long-term. This is because Pilates is the original corrective exercise method, working with postural alignment and core control at the powerhouse muscles (abdominals, gluteals, inner thigh, pelvic floor and deep back) as well as stretching tight muscles. On that note, Pilates uses specific exercises to dynamically mobilise and stretch tight and overworked muscle groups. Over time muscles build up directly and will be stronger, providing the client with awareness about how to maintain this ideal balance and posture.

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Trusting Your Plan – Interview with Melbourne marathon runner Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen is a busy 40-year-old office worker and experienced road cyclist who started running marathons three years ago. At last year’s windswept Melbourne Marathon in October Danny ran 2 hours 46 minutes 48 seconds.

What makes Danny’s result so incredible is that an MRI report diagnosed a significant hamstring tear just 6-weeks out from the event. This explained the constant ache he had been feeling in his leg when running and for many people, this kind of news would have ended their marathon campaign. But Danny isn’t like most people…

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Bodhi Suspension System

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.

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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

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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Pilates Classes at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre

Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre has your Pilates needs covered thanks to an expert team working over two convenient Melbourne CBD locations:

  • 140 Bourke Street (between Russell & Exhibition Streets)
  • 546 Collins Street (between King & Spencer Streets)

Our studios are fully equipped with top of the line equipment and offer adjunct services including Osteopathy, Gait Analysis, Exercise Physiology, Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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.

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What does an Osteopath Actually Do?

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.

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Different Types of Pilates

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?

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Kick off 2017 in Pilates Style!

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.

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