Biomechanic Insight

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Your Joints – Nurture Them!

Shoulder pain, headache, knee pain, back ache…..the list goes on and on. Most of the population really struggles with one or more of the above.  We look for professionals to help us relieve our aches and pains. Often this helps tremendously BUT how can YOU

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Knee Stability Precision

Knee issues occur accross the board.  Whether you are a runner, accountant, dancer, geriatric, cyclist or none of the above. Knee injuries can happen to anyone! Knee rehabilitation programs are also quite similar everywhere BUT something is missing. My speciality is: Movement Rehabilitation and Movement

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Dance Anatomy – Know It!

Being able to use your body as an amazing form of Art is a GIFT! Knowing the inner workings of this GIFT is a necessity! Do you believe this statement to be TRUE? Being a dancer means that you have the privilege of open spaces,

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Bridge it right or don’t bridge!

The bridge or the pelvic curl…whatever you call it, the end position is still the same. But what anatomy should be working in the exercise & when? Let’s break it down. Some schools of thought say ‘use your hamstrings to lift the pelvis’, ‘some say

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Plank it right or DON’T plank!

The most popular exercise to date. THE PLANK! This must be one of the most poorly performed exercises in the history of isometric work. The implications of this poorly performed exercise is injury to the shoulders and lumbar spine.  Yes we know this….what’s new???? Well

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Plank it right or DON’T plank!

The most popular exercise to date. THE PLANK! This must be one of the most poorly performed exercises in the history of isometric work. The implications of this poorly performed exercise is injury to the shoulders and lumbar spine.  Yes we know this….what’s new???? Well

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The perfect push-up trick!

                   CLICK HERE TO SEE A GREAT PUSH UP! Let’s get the damn hard push-up right.  The push up is an amazing all round arm exercise that targets all the superficial muscles in the arms. However not

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A Client Treat

    Did you know that structure is required in most things in life. It keeps our mind clear and gives us a sense of starting and finishing something.  The same applies to a training, Pilates, yoga or any exercise class. The body and mind

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People relations & skills.

If there is one thing that I want to teach my children, it is how to communicate effectively with people. In the health and wellness industry as well as in many other industries, we have to apply ourselves a little more in order to have

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Pilates & Fitness studio reality. 

Owning your own Pilates or Fitness studio is super easy right? Not!  I see so many studios popping up all over and then shutting down as fast as they open. What a very sad occurrence. I feel, really feel for small business owners especially if

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Dancing….I never knew!

I was young and I had a dream of being an amazing dancer. I could feel it in my body and could see it in my mind. It was my passion. I loved every minute of moving my body in ways I had only imagined

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Pilates Evolution

The globe is inundated with various Pilates Methods that stand for what they believe is the right way of doing Pilates.  The fact that Pilates is such a huge industry has a very positive and powerful impact on the health and wellness industry. For the

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Rotator cuff post op REHAB!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R2ZmxmmBsM&w=560&h=315] ONLY 12 x 15 minute sessions and she achieved this???? WOW Client SHOULDER REHAB Journey: Lynné de Jager (Mrs South-Africa 2012) Client assessment: She had a ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR OPERATION. After 3 WEEKS of post op exercises, she saw VERY LITTLE improvement. Due

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STOP: Copy & paste rehab syndrome!

The era of copy and paste is here. It is everywhere! Especially in rehabilitation exercise programs! I have seen it over and over again. The same generic rehab programs for everyone. Be they there for their back, shoulders, hips, knees……it is all the same. Where

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The QL spasm – WHY?

Have you ever been for a deep tissue or sports massage and when the massage therapist gets to your lower back, you feel like you want to shoot through the roof? The spot you are feeling is not just any spot, it has a very

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