Corporate Wellness Blog

Shoulder Stability

Susan Heetveld Susan is passionate about teaching people how improve their posture, daily activity and well being. Growing up in the Netherlands and  qualifying as a Physical Therapist, she added an Australian Masters in Developmental Disability after settling in Australia and having a family. Diplomas in Pilates have complimented her experience and though working with Neuromuscular issues has been her main focus, Susan’s expertise spans across a broad variety of people, prescribing individualised exercise therapy plans...

Annette Weir

Neutral Pelvis – What is it and why is it important?

I am sure many have heard the term ‘neutral pelvis’ before in class and you may be wondering what this means. A neutrally aligned pelvis allows the curves of the spine to operate in a balanced state with one another The Pelvis literally plays a central role and forms a boney bridge between the upper and lower body, attaching to the spine at the sacrum. It has 6 fused bones and serves as a base for lower...

Annette Weir

Food for the Brain

Have you ever stopped to consider what your brain is made of? Often, we talk about the brain as a muscle. You’ve likely heard some expert or other tell you that your brain, much like the muscles in your body, needs mental exercise to stay healthy. Use it or lose it, they say—encouraging mental stimulation to help your brain grow faster, stronger, and, overall, stay fighting fit. Both brains and muscles contain special fibers that help...

FlexBody

What is Fascia?

You may have heard the term Fascia used – but what exactly is it? Essentially, fascia is a clingwrap-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, bones, arteries and nerves providing support and reducing friction in everyday movements. Structurally, fascia is like fairy floss, tightly woven and web-like. 'Myofascial release' is a series of exercises that aim to work the fascia, gently smoothing and stretching it to ensure your body is able to function at...

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