Pilates is Your Body’s Best Insurance Policy

A great article posted on the mypilatesinfo.com website earlier this year offers a great explanation of exactly what Pilates is and how it can be used to keep your body strong and healthy and prevent all the unnecessary wear and tear on joints that can occur when your muscles become unbalanced.Studio Pilates

Pilates is about strengthening your core. But the point of creating and maintaining a strong core isn’t just so you can do more advanced Pilates work. The goal is to have a strong core and proper alignment so your body functions properly and you can do all those activities you love for the rest of your life.

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Selecting the Correct Bicycle Saddle

Bike fit specialists Kinetic Bike Fitting operate out of Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre’s versatile studio space. Ross Hamilton from Kinetic Bike Fitting has put together this detailed article about selecting the correct saddle for your road bike.

Saddles are one of the most often overlooked components on a bicycle. However, of all the investments you can make on your bike, a great seat—matched to your body—is probably the first thing you should consider buying once you have chosen your ride.

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Are Mobility and Stability Holding Back Your Performance?

 

This article has been written about the sport of triathlon, however, is applicable to all physical activities whether it be gym, cross fit, tennis etc.

We all want to become fitter, stronger and faster athletes right? It’s these goals that continuously drag us out bed at 5am, drive us to complete 10+ hours of training weekly, and withhold us from a night out because we don’t want to miss that all important Saturday morning session. We make sacrifices to be the best athlete we can be and will generally do anything to improve performance…. purchase a $2k disc wheel, latest Garmin, ride an extra 2hrs on a Saturday morning, swim an extra 400m to make a clean 4km, or purchase the latest running shoes to save 50g of weight and so on… sound familiar?

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Returning to Training After a Break

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre, we have a special interest in treating athletes of all types, from weekend warriors to elite sportspeople. Many of our practitioners also compete at a high level. Many of you may not know that Dr Catherine Allison is not just a talented Osteopath but was also awarded the 2015 Female Athlete of the Year by Triathlon Victoria. Catherine acts as an ambassador for specialty sports-bra retailer She Science and posted a great article on their blog this month that deals with returning back to training after the Christmas/New Year break.

With January now just a memory and February almost done too, this article offers some great advice for those people now ready to get back to full fitness after the holiday break.

You can read the full article here:

http://blog.shescience.com.au/a-guide-to-returning-to-training-after-a-break/

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Get Up Out Of Your Chair!

Research shows that the detrimental health effects of sitting are taking years off the life of the average office worker. It sounds incredible, but sitting for more than 3-hours per day can shorten your life expectancy by 2-years, and it is likely that you don’t even get a say in it. More importantly though, it’s the general health and quality of life which may be reduced by sitting for too long.

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Enjoying the Festive Season Guilt Free – A Survival Guide for Christmas and New Year

For many people the Christmas Break can’t come fast enough. While most of us could certainly benefit from a bit of down time over the holiday period, it is easy to fall out of many good habits when it comes to exercise and healthy eating. The annual gorging on Christmas goodies can make this time of year a dietary disaster but don’t panic just yet as there is a simple remedy:

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How To Make The Most Of Your Foam Roller

How do foam rollers work?

  • Foam rollers work on the myo-fascial* system to reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, increase body awareness and aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Foam rollers are ideal for self-massage, stretching and rehabilitation exercises.

*The myo-fascial system refers to the muscle itself and its fascia – a thin sheath that wraps around and connects the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body

Dr Catherine Allison presents this article to help you incorporate a foam roller in to your exercise routine. It follows up on a similar post that explains how to make the most out of your Spiky Ball.

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Pilates Achieves Real Results For Knee Injury

I am a 58 year old male who has always enjoyed outdoor activities. Having competed in Triathlons since 2006, I stepped up in the 2012/13 Gatorade Series to be in the top 10 in my Age Group. I joined Tri-Alliance and started to get into some serious training in late 2013.

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Then disaster struck on a training run around the Tan in July 2014 where I tripped and tore the meniscus in my right knee. After a period of 3 months and a visit to an Orthopaedic Surgeon the verdict was “you need to give up running” as you have severe osteoarthritis, as well as a torn meniscus and you will probably need a knee replacement in the long term.

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