Patella Tendonitis - A Runners' nemesis.
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by Reactivate Pilates
1w ago
Dear Readers, As physiotherapists, we understand the frustration and discomfort that patellar tendonitis, can bring. It's our mission to equip you with the knowledge and tools to overcome this condition and get back to the activities you love. Let's dive into the intricacies of patellar tendonitis, exploring its causes, treatment options, prevention strategies, and how physiotherapy can play a pivotal role in your recovery journey. Understanding the Causes of Patellar Tendonitis Patellar tendonitis typically arises from overuse and repetitive strain on the patellar tendon, the strong ban ..read more
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Keeping Your Swing Smooth: Preventing Golf Injuries!
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by Reactivate Pilates
1M ago
Golf is a game that requires precision, patience, and physical fitness. While it may not be as intense as some other sports, golf still carries the risk of injury, particularly if you're not taking care of your body properly. From strained muscles to repetitive stress injuries, there are various ways golfers can find themselves sidelined. But fear not, with the right exercises and precautions, you can minimise the risk of injury and keep your game on course. Warm Up Properly: Before you even think about teeing off, it's crucial to warm up your muscles. Spend a few minutes doing dynamic ..read more
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What Pilates equipment do I need at home?
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
If you have attended one of our Pilates classes you will be familiar with small Pilates props and how they can transform your home Pilates practice. Small equipment can be a great way to increase the challenge in particular exercises and help support you in others. Here are a few of the pieces of equipment we use in classes and how they may help your own workouts. Resistance Bands Resistance bands come in a variety of lengths and strengths (The strength of the band is usually indicated by its colour) A light resistance band, usually yellow or red, is great for arm strength work such as seated ..read more
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New year new exercise?
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
New year New Exercise? We all know the best time to start something new is at the start of the new year, after we've eaten our body weight in pigs in blankets and drunk enough wine to fill the nile. New year's resolutions come in different shapes and sizes but one always stands out and that is to become more active. Finding the right form of exercise to become more active can be just as challenging as sticking to the commitment. If you are struggling to find what exercise you enjoy the most, the best advice we give is to try as many as you can! We want to help by giving you 7 different forms o ..read more
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Recommended Pilates Mats
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
Although having a mat is not an essential part of Pilates it is the first place I would start when setting up my own self-practice at home. Mats can come with varying price tags attached but the most important aspects to look out for are; the mat is non-slip, has enough padding and has enough length. Mats are about the only cross-over between yoga and Pilates. You may be wondering what the difference is and whether a normal yoga mat is suitable. A yoga mat generally tends to be slightly thinner (eg 2mm - 4mm thickness) this is because a lot more time is spent balancing and moving between poses ..read more
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Why you should be preparing for menopause in your 30's
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
Menopause affects 13 million women worldwide and it can have a butterfly effect on the people around you. This is why I believe, regardless of whether you are going through menopause yourself, your partner, your mum or just someone you know, then you should sit up and listen! The more you know the better the experience will be! As part of a recent certification I have been undertaking I have dipped my toe into the world of women's health and to say that it's fascinating is an understatement. What the body goes through in a women's lifetime is so intriguing and learning the patterns of hormone ..read more
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How to manage wrist pain during Pilates
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
Are you someone who struggles with wrist discomfort during exercise? Within Pilates, we practice a lot of exercises in a four-point kneeling position and for some people, this can feel uncomfortable very quickly and leave a feeling of strain afterwards. In Pilates, we often flow through a series of movements that explore all muscle groups working and lengthening in many positions, with large sections of exercises being performed on our hands and knees. For some, it can cause large discomfort in the wrists and can sometimes leave a feeling of strain after being on them for a while. What if I t ..read more
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How Pilates can have a positive impact on your metal health
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
We have heard about how Pilates can help you physically, can rehab you after an injury and is just generally magic. But can it help you improve your metal wellbeing too? Pilates is famous for creating long, lean muscles that contribute to your strength, muscle tone and ironing out the everyday creaks. Since the original development in the 1920's there has been a Pilates revolution that has transformed Pilates from being a rehabilitation tool to world renowned fitness regime that everyone wants to get involved with. In more recent studies we have also begun to see the positive effects regular P ..read more
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To get better at the thing, you simply have to do the thing!
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
Two of the most common questions I get asked is how often should I practice Pilates and why can't I do this exercise. I hope to clear this up in todays blog post and equip you with some simple ways to incorporate pilates in to your daily life. When planning our classes we aim to cover movements in as many planes as possible. We know everyone loves ab movements so we always throw in a bit of this for good measure but we also want to make this functional so you can feel your core working in more functional movements rather than just when you lie on the floor with your legs in table top. When ch ..read more
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How can Pilates help back pain?
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by Reactivate Pilates
3M ago
Everything you need to know about Pilates and back pain Pilates and yoga have been talked about for years as being the magic cure to help back pain. I love Pilates and as an instructor myself would I be an advocate for Pilates helping solve back pain? Well ...yes absolutely but is Pilates actually magic? Pilates is essentially just a form of movement but it is done in a way that is graded, meaning that not everyone has the same starting point and it's through finding that and then starting to build strength that we really start to both see and feel a difference. 1: Understanding back pain. 2 ..read more
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