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Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men A recent Randomised Control Trial (RCT) has highlighted the significance of exercise on reduction of low back pain for male long term sufferers. Exercise has long been associated with the reduction of low back pain and, combined with the mental health benefits, gives chronic back pain sufferers a greater overall quality of life. So which modalities or types of exercise were investigated in this study you ask? Pilates, of course! The trial…

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Posture & Back Pain – Does it Matter? – Running Fitness Article

Posture & Back Pain – Does it Matter? ‘Stand up straight!’ How many of us have heard this statement and wondered why? Posture has long been associated with notions of health and well-being. Before posture was blamed for causing poor health and physical pain – it had a different role altogether. Posture is originally a French word that has its origin in classical Latin ‘Positura’ – referred to the “the relative disposition of the various parts of something; esp. the…

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Is Physiotherapy Covered by OHIP? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Is Physiotherapy Covered by OHIP? One of the most common questions we are asked at pt Health clinics across Ontario is whether or not our physiotherapy services are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, or OHIP.The short answer is yes and no.Read on to understand the specific cases where physiotherapy is covered by OHIP, as well as cases where it is not.When is Physiotherapy Covered by OHIP?Ontario’s Community Physiotherapy Clinic Program is available to eligible patients, free of charge. The…

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Exercise For Osteoporosis | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise For Osteoporosis | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Weight-bearing exercise is one of the best ways to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Your bone strength increases when the bone is placed under load and stress during exercise. The type of exercise therefore should be weight-bearing as it will place more load through the bone than non weight-bearing exercises such as swimming or cycling. In this blog we are going to discuss different types of weight-bearing exercises…

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Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help? – Pilates Fitness Article

Cardiovascular Disease. How Can Your Physio help? Cardiovascular or Heart disease is Australia’s Leading cause of death, killing one Australian every 28 minutes according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018. Heart disease is when your heart muscle can’t effectively pump blood around your body. There are a wide range of reasons as to why this may be. Some factors are lifestyle related (reduced exercise, poor diet, smoking etc), however other causes can be unknown (idiopathic) or genetic. Health professionals…

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Yes, We Direct Bill Extended Health Benefits for Physiotherapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Yes, We Direct Bill Extended Health Benefits for Physiotherapy Another very common question we get from patients planning on booking an assessment at pt Health is whether or not we offer direct billing for Extended Health Benefits.The answer is yes, we do!What are Extended Health Benefits? Extended Health Benefits (EHB), also sometimes called Extended Health Care (EHC) or major medical benefits, are additional benefits that supplement expenses and services that are not covered by government funding plans. They are usually available through…

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Pilates Equipment: Small Stability Ball – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates Equipment: Small Stability Ball Bend + Mend’s Pilates-Informed classes use different pieces of Pilates equipment to add variability and further challenge our clients. In this blog we are going to talk about our small stability ball. The stability ball can be used to challenge the stability of different muscle groups depending on how it is used. Below are three ways in which this piece of equipment can be used during our sessions: Arms in straps: Placing the ball underneath…

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The Benefits of Psychology in a Multidisciplinary Health Care Team – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The Benefits of Psychology in a Multidisciplinary Health Care Team The reaction to a physical injury or condition differs for every patient, but their overall mental well-being always plays an important role in their recovery. Some injuries or conditions can have a negative impact on a patient’s mental health, influencing the recovery process. Working with a psychologist can be extremely beneficial for this type of patient.The psychologists at pt Health help patients deal with depression, loss of motivation, fear, and/or anxiety…

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A Balancing Act | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

A Balancing Act | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Balance and coordination are vital in daily living, from stepping out of bed in the morning to laying back down of a night, the importance of knowing which way is up and which way is down allows you to get on with your day. Regularly in the clinic we talk about the importance of balance and coordination as part of rehabilitation. But what is Balance? You may…

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5 MASTERS (40+yrs) RUNNER CONSIDERATIONS – Running Fitness Article

While running across the lifespan can help to slow the rate of decline of cardiovascular capacity and strength, as a runner enters the masters years (40+) they will experience an inevitable and unavoidable progressive decline physiologically, bio-mechanically and also performance wise. A boom in masters runners taking to and continuing on with recreational running has been one of the key drivers in what has been referred to as the second running boom worldwide. The number of finishers at the New…

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Common knee injuries in cycling, their causes and what to do about them – Running Fitness Article

Common knee injuries in cycling, their causes and what to do about them With participation in cycling on the rise, so too are the chronic injuries that can come with the sport. These are caused by training errors including rapid increases in training volume and/or increased hill training, incorrect use of gearing, incorrect bike frame size, incorrect bike saddle height or position, incorrect cleat positioning, or abnormalities of the rider(1). Anterior Knee Pain Causes of anterior knee pain include patellofemoral…

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