Pilates for Dancers

By Elisa Withers Dancers Can Find Balance Through Pilates Dancers are required to be performing artists as well as elite athletes and combine graceful and seemingly effortless movement with strength, endurance, flexibility and exceptional control. These highly...

Pilates for Cyclists – understanding the benefits

Cycling is one of the fastest growing leisure activities in many areas of the world. Over the last 5 years regular cycling has increased by over 200,000 participants on average in the UK (regular means more than once per week) (British cycling 2017.) These figures are...

Pilates for Pain Management, Rehabilitation and Strength

Recognition for Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation The medical world has now realized the benefits of Pilates for injury prevention and rehabilitation. 80% of adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life. When left unmanaged, a high proportion of...

Pilates For Runners

Written by: Glenn Withers APPI Founder, CEO and clinical director B.Physiotherapy MAPA, MCSP, HPC, MAPPI The life of a runner is one in which the balance between improving fitness and avoiding injury is a constant battle. Many of us run for fun, some for stress relief...

What Is Tennis Elbow?

With Wimbledon beginning this week today’s blog post will focus on an elbow condition known as ‘Tennis Elbow’ or Lateral Epicondylalgia. So what exactly is ‘Tennis Elbow’? It is a condition initially thought to be due to inflammation of the wrist extensors tendons...

Could Acupuncture Work For You?

Have you ever considered having acupuncture as a treatment? Acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment to help with a variety of conditions. A study by White (2006) found no serious adverse events and only 10.2% of minor adverse events which included:...

Mindfulness and How To Do It

Mindfulness for me is a focusing exercise for the mind. It is a skill that you have to train, in which you aim to find a state of consciousness that is calming and directs awareness inward. Imagine all your thoughts, worries and to do lists; are like clouds in the...

5 Tips for Eliminating Headaches with Jessica Kostos

  Headaches are extremely common, with more than 10 million people in the UK experiencing regular headaches. For some people there are drastic affects on their quality of life, losing significant social and work time due to their suffering. In many cases headaches can...

Pilates Not Painkillers by Glenn Withers

Pilates not painkillers the best cure for backache - Times newspaper, London,UK. Friday 3rd of February, 2017. It was with delight that I awoke this morning to the head line on the front page of the times newspaper - Pilates not painkillers the best cure for backache!...

Pilates & Scoliosis by Glenn Withers

The word scoliosis can be quite a frightening word to hear when you see a medical professional. It categorises one into a sub group of people who collectively have been told they have abnormal spinal alignment. This can lead to many issues of concern, anxiety and...

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