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Pilates for Horse Riders – Part 1: The Importance of Breath

Numerous horse riders are beginning to use Pilates as part of their goal to improve their horse riding.   Pilates and horse riding have many similar aspects and compliment each other very well.  Horse riding, and particularly the ‘classical seat’, promotes good posture, a strong core andflexibility of the spine as well as balance and mindfulness.  All of these are improved […]

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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 […]