25 May

Journal Club

Online journal club for Physiotherapists and Health Professionals. The club is used to pool resources, increasing knowledge, providing evidence of CPD and improving practice.  As a group we aim to identify the most relevant and high quality studies to improve our clinical practice.  Every journal reviewed is circulated to every member of the club.  In […]

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05 May

Standing arm series facing out I

Set Up 2 Light springs attached to slider bar with handles, slider bar should be positioned so that springs are just below armpit level Body Position standing facing away from trapeze table, hands holding handles, neutral spine position with body in straight forward lean Movement/Breathing hug a tree -arms circles around in front, elbows slightly […]

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05 May

Standing arm series facing in

Setup 2 Light Springs attached to slider bar with handles, slider bar should be positioned so that springs are just below armpit level Body Position standing facing trapeze table so that when arms are extended springs are slightly lax Movement/Breathing chest expansion – inhale to press arms back, allowing clavicles to open, maintaining width across […]

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05 May

Jumping

Set up 1-2 springs jump board locked in position headrest up Movement/breathing Inhale to flex the hips and knees (pile) and exhale to push off the board, extending the lower extremities and plantar flexing the feet. land the jump by rolling through the feet and flexing the knees and hips. Return to starting position with […]

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05 May

Russian split and front split

Set up 1-2 springs footbar up spot carefully Body position standing facing foot of reformer one foot on the footbar knee flexed on foot against the shoulder rest, knee extended Movement suggested russian split, keeping back hip and knee extended, exhale to push carriage out by extending front leg. inhale and control carriage as it […]

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05 May

Rolling and seal

Setup Rolling: seated balance behind sit bones arms are wrapped around legs with shoulders pulled down hands one clapping the other feet plantar flexed off the mat with knees flexed into chest. Head and neck slightly flexed. Seal: pelvis in posterior tilt spine flexed seated balance behind sit bones hands grasping heels or ankles elbows […]

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05 May

Sidekick

Setup side lying on mat propped up on elbow with elbow directly below shoulder. hand of upper arm on floor in front of rib cage. the top hip should be directly over the bottom hip, waist lifted from the floor, spine in neutral legs outstretched on floor with hips slightly flexed top leg lifted until […]

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05 May

Hamstrings 3

Set up 2 medium heavy springs pedals together for optimal safety spot under trunk Body position Standing, facing the chair hands on seat of chair feet on pedals with legs extended body in a C curve Movement/suggested breathing Shift body weight slightly forward and exhale to hollow out through the abdominals lifting pedal toward ceiling […]

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05 May

Tower on trapeze table

Setup Tower bar spring from below with 1-2 long springs safety strap attached Body position Supine, balls of feet on tower bar. hip width apart or in pilates V position. Ankles plantarflexed hands holding on to upright arms straight Movement/suggested breathing Keeping knees straight, exhale to roll pelvis off the table articulating spine into flexion […]

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05 May

Assisted Squats

Setup long springs with handles or wooden dowel from head of table. Body Position standing on floor behind head of table hands holding handles or dowel elbows bent feet hip joint with apart Movement/Suggested Breathing Maintain elbows at shoulder height with elbow flexed to 90 degrees. inhale while squatting into a knee bend position. keep […]

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