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The Benefits of Circuit Pilates

Combining your normal pilates workout with cardio, Circuit Pilates is designed to take your pilates experience to the next level.  This class integrates the reformer, trap table and wunda chair, together with small equipment, such as the chi balls, bands and pilates rings, and puts them into a non stop 60 minute workout.   Circuit Pilates is perfect for those who are already doing pilates but are wanting more of a challenge. Beginning with a simple warm up, the class advances into a non stop workout.  Participants, move between five stations, with these stations incorporating the reformer, trap table, wunda chair [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Clinic News|

Why The Pilates Ring Rules!

The Pilates ring is a simple, yet versatile piece of equipment used in Pilates classes.  If you have attended a mat or clinical Pilates session you will have most likely used one for strengthening your adductors, maybe stretching your hamstrings.  But did you know there are many more exercises where the Pilates ring can provide assistance or resistance in your workout? So whether or not you have used one before, you will likely find a new exercise to add to your program, and develop an understanding of the aim of the exercise that use the Pilates ring.   Bridging Movement [...]

October 17th, 2018|Clinical Pilates|

Caitlyn’s Tips To Get Through Exams

What are your best tips to keep healthy during exam periods? During exam time it can be easy to fall into bad habits where chocolate and lollies tend to find themselves sitting on the desk. We also get caught up in how much time we have to study and thinking about spending the day at the desk, often procrastinating… (something I knew far too well in year 12). The best way to be prepared and stay active is to plan breaks, prepare meals and not feel guilty for not spending 9 hours at the desk! You will be far more [...]

September 26th, 2018|Health, Wellbeing|

The Best Stretches To Get You Through This Exam Period

It’s getting to be that time of year again, when high school and uni students start to hit the books in preparation for their end of year exams and assessments. No one feels great after spending hours hunched over a textbook or computer, however it is somewhat unavoidable for students at this time of year. Luckily, our team at Beyond have put together our favourite stretches to help you MOVE THROUGH LIFE this exam period! We advise getting up at least every hour to stretch your legs, have a drink of water, rest your eyes from the computer and give [...]

September 19th, 2018|Myotherapy, Wellbeing|

Let’s Talk About Desks & Sitting

Let’s talk about desks and sitting. It’s a common topic at the moment and let’s be honest, sitting has become a dirty word for many healthcare providers.  We know prolonged sedentary behaviours are bad for our health and that poor posture can lead to unnecessary stress on muscles and joints, which in turn can cause a range of problems, from headaches to low back pain. But if the majority of your work takes place at a desk, in front of a computer, it can be difficult to manage your day without sitting for long periods. Fortunately, there are tips and [...]

September 6th, 2018|Wellbeing, Workplace Injury|

Foam Roll Your Way To Better Desk Posture

Sitting at a desk for long periods of time - whether it be studying for school & exams, or in the office at work - can eventually start to wreak havoc on your body. Long hours spent hunched over a computer or pouring over textbooks can leave us with less-than-ideal posture; think forward-rounded shoulders, tight hips, and stiff neck & shoulders to name a few. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to counteract these postural stresses. One of the most simple and effective ways of doing this is to implement a regular foam rolling routine in to your day. Why? [...]

September 6th, 2018|Exercise|

How can Exercise Physiology help your Sports Performance?

Everyone has that moment during a sporting game when you know you are “on”. When every movement is effortless and playing the game feels like second nature. It’s something that elite athletes strive for and those of us who are more of a casual sport player hope happens more often during a game then not. However, performing at your peak isn’t something that comes down to luck but begins with a tailored and individualised exercise approach. When it comes to playing sport, every sport is vastly different in the amount and type of physical demand that is placed on the [...]

August 27th, 2018|Exercise|

Nick Q and A On Cycling

If you are lucky enough to have met our Senior Osteopath Nick McEniry, you would know he is passionate about cycling and more importantly the bikes that come with it! Nick took the time to share with us some insights into why he loves travelling around on 2 wheels…... How much do you train during the week? This can vary depending on the weather. The colder months see the training head indoors and less time spent cycling. On average I would cycle 5-6 days a week, anywhere between 10 -18 hours per week. Can you give us a tip for [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Clinic News|

Lacrosse Ball

One of the latest tools to join the Beyond MOVE THROUGH LIFE shelves is the trusty lacrosse ball. You may have seen them floating around the clinics, wondering what they are and what they are used for. They’re a firm, dense ball that is used for self-myofascial release, similar to the spikey ball (but without the spikes). Fascia is a sheath of connective tissue that surrounds all muscles and other organs of the body. When the fascia is impeded, it can alter movement patterns and cause pain. When fascia and muscles are tight, they can increase the tension placed on [...]

August 16th, 2018|Osteopathy|

Osteopathy At The Cheerleading World Championships

In April this year, our very own Hawthorn Osteopath Dr Penny White travelled to America with the Australian Cheerleading team as their Osteopath at the world championships.  She was interviewed for Osteo Life magazine about her experiences travelling as an Osteopath: Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Penny White and I have been an Osteopath for over five years. Since an early age I participated in dance, and it was through injuries as a result of dance that led me to become an Osteopath. Dance often is a gateway to the sport of cheerleading which I [...]

August 8th, 2018|Osteopathy|