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Back Pain and Chiropractic

Back Pain and Chiropractic

Back Pain can alter your life. It’s important to know you’re not alone. Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments help over 90% of people recover from back pain.  Book an appointment now.

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Kids and Colic

Kids and Colic

There’s nothing like the sound of a colicky baby. If you’ve experienced this in the past, I hope that sentence didn’t send shivers down your spine. Colic is characterised by intense crying and fussiness for 3 or more hours a day, which conveniently starts just about...

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Why Walking Matters

Why Walking Matters

Fact: a simple 10-15 minute walk can be all it takes to help you feel more energised.
That’s right. The key to boosting your energy is staying active!
Studies have shown that even moderate exercise that gets your blood pumping and oxygen flowing, can increase your energy levels. And that’s not all.
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Reformer Pilates and Sleep

Reformer Pilates and Sleep

Pilates and sleep
The Relationship Between Pilates and Sleep: Exploring the Benefits
In today’s fast-paced world, the pursuit of better sleep has become a priority for many. In between all sleep-enhancing strategies, one has gained attention for its potential benefits: Pilates. This article delves into the intriguing connection between Pilates and the quality of sleep, shedding light on how its practice may contribute to improved rest and overall well-being.
Pilates is a low-impact exercise method developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It focuses on core strength, flexibility, balance, and body awareness. Pilates exercises can be performed using specialized equipment or simply with a mat, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals.
The Mechanism Behind Better Sleep:
Stress Reduction: Pilates incorporates mindfulness and controlled breathing techniques, which can help reduce stress and anxiety – two common factors that interfere with sleep. By promoting relaxation, Pilates may contribute to better sleep quality.

Improved Physical Condition: Regular Pilates practice can lead to increased muscle strength, flexibility, and overall physical fitness. This can potentially reduce discomfort and physical tension, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

Enhanced Body Awareness: Pilates emphasizes body awareness and alignment. Practitioners become more attuned to their bodies, potentially helping them identify and address sleep-disrupting issues such as poor sleep posture.

Research on Pilates and Sleep:
While there is limited research specifically focusing on the effects of Pilates on sleep, some studies have examined the broader relationship between exercise and sleep. These studies suggest that regular exercise, including Pilates, can positively influence sleep patterns, leading to better sleep duration and quality.

Incorporating Pilates into Your Sleep Routine:
For individuals interested in exploring Pilates to improve their sleep, it is essential to approach it as a long-term commitment. Consistency is key, as the benefits of Pilates may become more pronounced over time.

Conclusion: Pilates as a Potential Path to Better Sleep
In conclusion, Pilates offers a holistic approach to improving overall well-being, and its potential benefits extend to sleep. By reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and enhancing physical fitness and body awareness, Pilates may contribute to better sleep quality and overall sleep satisfaction.
It’s important to remember that individual responses to Pilates may vary, and it may not be a sole solution for everyone’s sleep issues. However, for those seeking a natural and non-pharmacological approach to enhance their sleep, Pilates is a promising avenue worth exploring.
As with any lifestyle change, consulting with a healthcare professional or certified Pilates instructor is advisable, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or concerns.

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Chiropractic may prevent injuries

Chiropractic may prevent injuries

What is pain? Why do we feel pain? How can pain be useful to us? What can we do to help ourselves get out of pain? If anything moves us into action, it's pain. None of us like being in pain and we will do whatever we can to get out of it as quickly as possible. But...

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Safety measures for COVID -19 

Safety measures for COVID -19 

We are still here, in the clinic, treating those of you who need our help. It's pretty much the topic of conversation on everyone's lips at the moment, though most of us are possibly feeling a little bit depleted by it. Whether it's trying to keep up with the...

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What does Reformer Pilates do for me?

What does Reformer Pilates do for me?

In our beautiful, Port Kennedy Reformer Pilates Studio we run small classes, with a maximum of 5 people per class to ensure that you get results. Pilates is a fantastic way of toning and strengthening your body in a safe and enjoyable way. Whether you love exercise or...

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Chiropractic during Pregnancy

Chiropractic during Pregnancy

We absolutely love taking care of women through special phases of their life, be it preconception, pregnancy or beyond birth of your child. Changes during your pregnancy can alter your posture, biometrics and nervous system, which can lead to low back pain, pubic...

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Osteoporosis & Reformer Pilates

Osteoporosis & Reformer Pilates

Pilates for Osteoporosis What is Osteoporosis? As we age we become more prone to Osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become weak and brittle, whilst it is largely considered a woman's disease, though it does affect men too. It is estimated that 44 million...

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