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The Dark Side of Scapular Positioning Cues

The scapular region can be a particularly challenging area to work with. It must be simultaneously stable and mobile, a tricky balance to strike when so many people have very little sense of connection to this area. A very specific biomechanical misunderstanding about function in this area has led to the use of a cue […]

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A Little Less Trying: Notes on Language in Client Interaction

No matter how many times he has seen it before, my husband will sit glued to a Star Wars re-run on television, completely and blissfully absorbed. Cup of tea in hand, I joined him on the sofa at a pivotal moment in young Luke Skywalker’s journey towards becoming a Jedi knight.  When given the task […]

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Getting to Know Joanne Elphinston (JEMS)

Since we have published our review of Joanne’s workshop JEMS Functional Foundations for Pilates Teachers: Dynamic Movement Principles for Work, Sport and Life  we have received numerous inquiries for further information and workshop dates.  We decided to go to the source and ask: Who is Joanne Elphinston? That’s quite a tricky philosophical question to begin with! I […]

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Moving Beautifully with Joanne Elphinston

On the weekend of the 16th March we attended a workshop with Joanne Elphinston of JEMS organised by the Pilates Foundation. This is perhaps a bold statement but I can tell you that this workshop is probably the most useful we have ever attended.  There is no doubt that Joanne’s book (Stability, sport and performance movement) will […]