Peak Performance

Can I run yet? tabletop with leg extensions mimics running action

PEAK PERFORMANCE

If you want to run, lift weights, zumba, hike, chase the kids, stand all day at work and run for a train - whatever your 'thing' is then these exercises & drills focus on technique to take you to that highest level of performance.

Can I run yet? Advice, videos and checks by specialist physio Amanda Savage

Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

By Amanda Savage

  Can I run yet?  is a popular request from postnatal mums in  physio clinic. Before you dash out that door, use this postnatal checklist to make sure that your body is primed and ready for a successful, rewarding and injury free run.   Download a printable of the 10 checks here. We all love running … Continue reading Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

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bladder leaks when running? 6 physio tips for discreet ways to stay dry and avoid a VPL

Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

By Amanda Savage

What do you do if you worry about bladder leaks when running, at the gym, your exercise class, or playing with your children ? Mums I meet in clinic tell me that they avoid events that require them to look “sporty”.  They worry about a VPL if they wear the normal figure hugging  gym kit. … Continue reading Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

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Pilates spine curl vs traditional bridge – what’s the difference?

By Amanda Savage

Spot the difference? They look the same – bottom in the air – but the difference is how you get there.  If you are not sure about the difference between a classic bridge and a Pilates spine curl then do read on…. How a traditional bridge works The traditional ‘bridge’ exercise has been around for years, … Continue reading Pilates spine curl vs traditional bridge – what’s the difference?

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Can I run yet? tabletop with leg extensions mimics running action

3 Tips to control abdominal doming in tabletop position

By Amanda Savage

Take care you are not training a pot belly Do you have a suspicion that each time you bring that second leg up into tabletop position you get  an abdominal bulge or doming? As tabletop legs is the starting position and foundation for so many of the advanced pilates and core exercises it is absolutely essential … Continue reading 3 Tips to control abdominal doming in tabletop position

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Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

By Amanda Savage

If you already know how to work your pelvic floor effectively, then yes, definitely, Pilates can help strengthen the pelvic floor.   As both a specialist pelvic floor physiotherapist and an experienced Pilates Instructor this is my area of expertise and I have made a video of my favorite pelvic floor friendly pilates exercises (see … Continue reading Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

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morning back stiffness? stretch and relax video by Amanda Savage

More granny than gazelle?

By Amanda Savage

MORNING BACK STIFFNESS? Do you wake with back stiffness, feeling rather like an old lady; starting the day with contorting stretches just to feel normal? Do you find that you struggle to get comfortable in bed at night? The natural instinct is to try morning stretches to loosen and get going.  If this is working … Continue reading More granny than gazelle?

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