Pilates – The Super Workout

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Pilates has been around for quite some time and it seems every fitness instructor and his dog now teaches Pilates. However, not all mat classes or mat class instructors are the same, plus not all classes are actually Pilates. It seems there are many ‘mashed-up’ type of classes like Yogalates (Yoga & Pilates) Piyo (Pilates […]

Shoulder Injuries (Rotator Cuff)

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The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach to the bones of the shoulder joint, allowing the shoulder to move and keeping it stable. The tendons of the rotator cuff pass underneath a bony area on their way to attaching the top of the arm bone. These tendons join together to […]

Releasing Hip Flexors

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Attaching superiorly at the spine (to the transverse processes and lateral surface of thoracic vertebra 12 to the last lumbar vertebra and corresponding discs) and traversing down and forward through the pelvis to attach to the inside of the upper leg (lesser trochanter). Tension in the psoas can limit the fetal space as the baby […]

Easing Sciatica

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Tension in the piriformis muscle can trigger irritation of surrounding tissues. The sciatic nerve exits the pelvis just below the piriformis. When there is dysfunction in the lumbar/pelvic/hip complex, the piriformis often gets overworked, creating compression and friction on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is defined as aching, burning, stinging pain along the distribution of the […]