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Why is Pilates Exercise suited to the Equestrian Athlete? - Centre

  • 16 Oct 2013

Why is Pilates Exercise suited to the Equestrian Athlete? “Pilates: a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness” ` The Oxford Dictionary 2013 Horse riding requires muscular endurance, spinal stability and mobility dependent on the phase of gait of the horse, control and co-ordination of muscular activation and ultimately awareness of the rider’s body and the rider’s influence on the horse’s movement. Pilates and in particular EQUESTRIAN PILATES® address these requirements in full. So let's investigate how these exercises can assist you in becoming a better rider. Over the next few months I will introduce to you each Pilates principle and explain how they relate to the Equestrian Athlete and provide a simple exercise for you to try that addresses this principle.

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Expert assessment and treatment for a child's pain associated to poor posture

  • 09 Oct 2013

Are you worried about your child’s posture? Physiotherapists are seeing an increased frequency of children with head ache, neck pain and upper back pain from many hours spent sitting often in inappropriate chairs.

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