A separation of the abdominal muscles is called a “Diastasis Recti Abdominis” or abbreviated to “DRAM”. In some cases, it can be congenital however it most commonly occurs during pregnancy and post-natal. Over 50% of women will experience a DRAM after giving birth. What is a DRAM? Most people may not be aware of this
When managing and preventing injuries in children, a completely different physiotherapy approach is required. Children’s bones are still growing, therefore the presence of growth plates creates a group of conditions unique to children. Here are a few of the common conditions we see in children: SEVERS DISEASE The most common cause of heel pain
What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)? Hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is a condition where there is abnormal contact between the femur bone (femoral head) and the socket of the hip joint (acetabulum) during certain movements of the hip. The resulting impact can lead to damage of the cartilage inside the hip joint.
At PMPP we have always erred on the side of caution when advising women when they can resume exercise post baby. We always suggest women discuss with their obstetrician before resuming any exercise. We also require clients to have their 6 week check-up and gain clearance before commencing or returning to Clinical Pilates. My experience
What is Tennis Elbow “Tennis elbow” is a very broad term used to describe pain or discomfort on the outside of the elbow. Pain has often occurred from over use of musculature of the hand, wrist and forearm. The term “tennis elbow” was coined after a high proportion of tennis players developed the condition, as
I recently went to try out a floatation tank for the first time. I’d heard the buzz about them, but didn’t quite know what to expect. Have a read through my blog to find out what floatation is and how you may benefit. What is a floatation tank? Float tanks look like large enclosed bathtubs.
Feeling tight? Tense? Sore? Wanting some self-management techniques between those Physio consults or massages? At PMPP, we’re huge fans of using home-based equipment to keep your aches and pains in check between coming in for your treatments or Pilates classes. Foam rollers and spikey balls are particularly useful for trigger point release. Clinical examples: Let’s
Recent studies have shown that of the patients presenting to Physiotherapy private practices with headache, approximately one third are neck related ‘cervicogenic’ headaches, one third are muscular tension type headaches and another third are migrainous headaches. Cervicogenic headache Cervicogenic headache is classified as a form of headache originating from the cervical spine (neck), that can be
If you have attended PMPP for an initial Pilates assessment, you have probably seen the effects of your pelvic floor muscles (PFM) and transversus abdominus (TA) in action! Here at PMPP we use Real Time Ultrasound (RTU) as a tool for biofeedback and muscle training. What does that mean? It means that we use a machine
Patellofemoral pain syndrome Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a likely cause for pain experienced at the front of the knee. It is commonly seen in the general population, particularly affecting young active adults and runners. Women are more likely to develop the condition due to differences in bone structure and muscular strength. What