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Swimming; my genesis

Swimming; my genesis

  By Tamsen Simon 17 years ago I swam at the Olympics. I don't swim anymore. Not in the way I would define as "swimming" which would denote consist...
Choices

Choices

By Eva Mateus, Wellness Coach   What choices are you making each day? Are there any repetitions? Could there be some choices you make that you may...
What is Osteopathy?

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual hands-on therapy, similar to that of physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy, taking a whole-body approach to treatment. It is equipped with efficient, effective and gentle techniques to treat musculo-skeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body. The techniques utilized include Osteopathic Mobilization, Muscle Energy Techniques, Soft Tissue Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Visceral and Cranial Sacral, as appropriate for each individual.
Pilates - Grow Beyond What You Know

Pilates - Grow Beyond What You Know

Let me begin the way I begin my drop-in classes: what do you know about Pilates? Generally, the response is “a bit”. This is great - My favorite thing is to introduce people to Pilates and watch them learn their bodies anew.

Ultimately, I’m simply an observer. You live in your body.

I teach Pilates, but far more, Pilates teaches me. Insert epic eye-roll here, I understand! There are so many buzzwords and pithy little motivational quotes that it’s all noise.

Stripped down to its bare bones & essence, we can sum it up to this:

Pilates is movement and movement teaches us.
Ground Control - What is it & Who is it for?

Ground Control - What is it & Who is it for?

Best thing about Ground Control? Anyone can do it, anytime, no matter their physical condition. What's more, everyone can benefit from it. 

As a rehab practise, it helps reduce chronic pain significantly; in many of my patients it brought them back to their pre-injury state of well-being. As a pre-hab practise for high level athletes, it helps elevate performance by identifying poor movement patterns and strengthening imbalances.