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Your Head

There are 22 bones in your head and each is capable of moving in relation to the others. When tension occurs via trauma, posture and/or infection, then dysfunction can occur. We can assist in relieving that tension and restore healing.

Do you suffer from headaches? Learn more about symptoms and treatments here →

Your Jaw

Analysis and possible treatment of your jaw is always a necessary step in the control of neck pain, headaches, and jaw pain. Due to the close proximity of the jaw to the cervical spine, as well as its attachment to the skull and the strong forces that can be applied to the joint, it can often be an area of dysfunction and pain. Treatment can involve both internal and external methods.

Your Neck

The neck is a highly mobile, however, unstable structure of the body, which means it is injured easily. Due to the neck being the gateway to the head, a lot of other structures also exist within it, leading to increased chances of pain, dysfunction, and infection. These include your lymphatics, carotid arteries, jugular veins as well as nerves supplying the shoulders and organs.

Your Lungs

Your lungs are organs of excretion. Healthy breathing encourages elimination. It decreases your chances of catching coughs, colds, and more severe illnesses. Flexibility in your diaphragm and rib muscles allows you to breathe deeply and well. Osteopathic therapy enhances that flexibility, allowing your lungs to do their job.

Your Digestion

The nutrients that power your body are absorbed through your gut, and your immune system is founded here. With the diaphragm above and the pelvic floor below, your digestive organs are supported and with two important groups of muscles. Osteopathic therapy can ensure that they work optimally, promoting the movement and circulation that is crucial to digestive health - and therefore to overall health.

Your Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is comprised of the muscles that help hold your organs in place and help provide abdominal pressure resulting in core stability and support. Without proper function and control of the pelvic floor, it can result in a lot of problems like pain, instability and poor control, through the hips, pelvis, abdomen, spine and organs.

Do you suffer from headaches? Learn more about symptoms and treatments here →

Your Shoulder

The shoulder is a joint that has a large amount of flexibility and range of motion, however this means it sacrifices stability. Injuries and dysfunction occur easily and often in the shoulder. This is due to poor posture, falling on outstretched hands, unaccustomed exercise, or excessive repetition of a task. The shoulder is the gateway to the arm, and as such, injury to the shoulder often affects the rest of the upper limb.

Do you suffer from headaches? Learn more about symptoms and treatments here →

Your Head

The shoulder is a joint that has a large amount of flexibility and range of motion, however this means it sacrifices stability. Injuries and dysfunction occur easily and often in the shoulder. This is due to poor posture, falling on outstretched hands, unaccustomed exercise, or excessive repetition of a task. The shoulder is the gateway to the arm, and as such, injury to the shoulder often affects the rest of the upper limb.

Do you suffer from headaches? Learn more about symptoms and treatments here →

Your Head

The shoulder is a joint that has a large amount of flexibility and range of motion, however this means it sacrifices stability. Injuries and dysfunction occur easily and often in the shoulder. This is due to poor posture, falling on outstretched hands, unaccustomed exercise, or excessive repetition of a task. The shoulder is the gateway to the arm, and as such, injury to the shoulder often affects the rest of the upper limb.

Do you suffer from headaches? Learn more about symptoms and treatments here →

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Am I ready for Pilates?

Pilates can be tailored to all ages and abilities, but if you have any concerns about whether it is for you don’t hesitate to reach out and speak to a member of our team. A one-on-one assessment is a great option to help you work out what is best suited to you.

Do I need any equipment?

No. If you are attending an in-person class, we have everything provided for you. Just bring along a drink bottle and a small sweat towel if needed.

If you are participating in an online class, it is recommended that you have some form of yoga/exercise mat so you can lie comfortably on the floor, and not having to worry about slipping. Also make sure you have a little bit of space around you so you can move freely.

How long are the classes?

Most of our classes are 45mins unless otherwise specified or advised by your instructor.

What do I wear?

Just wear something comfortable that you can move easily in.

How do I access the online classes?

Online classes are run on Zoom. When you bookin our administration team will send you a link and password so you are able tolog in at the set time. If you haven’t used Zoom before you can access it here.

How do I book in?

Please click for face-to-face pilates or online pilates or call on 9480 4461 to register your interest, and secure your day and time.

What payments do you accept?

Payment is due at the end of each session and we accept cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard & Visa.

Can I participate if I am pregnant?

Being pregnant is a beautiful and exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also cause some discomfort for your body. We provide tailored sessions for women through all stages during their pregnancy.