We all know how it ends up for Goldilocks and her porridge. Somehow she manages to get it just right! For porridge it can be easy enough to get the balance right but for exercise and the load we place on our bodies, this can seem to be a harder proposition. The physical demands or … Continue reading Not too hot not too cold, just right!
Clinical Pilates is a type of low impact exercise which is suitable for all age groups and abilities and is based on the traditional Pilates method and exercises first introduced by Joseph Pilates. Clinical Pilates focuses on core stability and strength, hip and pelvic stability and strength, postural retraining, flexibility, spinal mobility, breathing and relaxation. … Continue reading Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates @ APSC
Repetitive strain and overuse injuries like Plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are very common and can cause significant disability. Many of us may suffer such an injury and the reason for its onset may seem as simple as repetitive typing on a computer keyboard. Unfortunately many of us may be prone to such injuries … Continue reading Wear and Repair!
The Pilates method of exercise has become increasingly popular over the past 10 years even though it has been around since the 1930's. Pilates studios are being opened all across Ireland offering different types of Mat and Equipment based classes. The benefits of Pilates are numerous and what I love most about it is that it is … Continue reading Joseph Pilates – The man behind it all
With the Dublin City Marathon only over a month away, participants will be into the final weeks of training and preparation and will want to feel 100% before the 26.2 mile event on the 30th of October. In our last blog we talked about soft tissue massage, its effects on both recovery and preparation and when is the … Continue reading Marathon Blog: Foam Rolling for Recovery and Optimised Performance
Soft tissue massage is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world but can sometimes be overlooked as advances in modern medicine occur. Despite this, soft tissue massage has also made some advances in its research, techniques and practice. Massage is best described as "the physical action performed on the connective tissues of … Continue reading Marathon Blog: The Benefits of Massage