Hypermobility – Keeping It In The Box!

Hypermobility syndrome or HMS as it is sometimes known covers a large spectrum of symptoms. Hypermobility comes in many forms from someone being able to place their hands flat on the floor and hyperextending their elbows and knees with ease to a more severe presentation effecting the vascular system, digestive tract, heart valves, bladder and […]

Pilates For Total Hip Replacement: What We Need To Know?

Due to changes in our NHS service more & more Pilates teachers are being referred clients following hip replacement surgery. Once, patients would have been on a hospital ward for at least a week receiving Physiotherapy daily. This ensured that they could confidently perform their post op exercise regime and climb stairs safely. However, these […]



Stretching is a subject that evokes much debate, when to stretch, for how long and how are questions that often arise. There are three main types of stretching commonly used static/passive, pre contraction and dynamic. What type of stretching is best is dependent on many variables. Static stretching is when a muscle is put into […]


Pilates & Total Hip Replacement

A total hip replacement (THR) is a common orthopaedic surgical procedure. It is generally necessary when a hip is diagnosed with osteoarthritis by X-ray or MRI and the individual experiences persistent pain. The client will probably complain of pain in the groin radiating down the anterior aspect of the thigh sometimes also effecting the knee especially […]


Common Sports Injuries – Part 2 – Rotator Cuff Injuries

Common sports injuries – 3 parts by Mary Thornton BSc Hons MCSP HPC The rotator cuff is the name given to the deep stabilising muscles around the shoulder joint . It consists of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Occasionally overuse or trauma of the shoulder joint can result in straining anyone of these muscles […]


Common Sports Injuries – Part 1 – Low Back Pain

Common sports injuries – 3 parts by Mary Thornton BSc Hons MCSP HPC Part 1: Low back pain Most people at some point in their lives experience an episode of low back pain. The presentation can vary considerably from a sudden sharp pain during a movement preventing the individual from resuming normal posture to a gradual […]