Ask Me Anything 16 October 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Biopsychosocial care, Business, Injury prevention, Motor learning, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

Topics in this video

  • 02:55 PRP injections for elbow pain
  • 10:43 Mind / Muscle connection
  • 24:24 Cueing breath
  • 29:39 Do Pilates instructors charge GST?

  • 31:46 How to strengthen a bruised knee
  • 35:35 Cerebellum ectopia
  • 40:39 Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • 45:40 How long should you raise your heart rate every day?

AMA 10 October 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Biopsychosocial care, Injury prevention, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

Topics in this video

  • 00:22 Hiatus hernia
  • 09:12 Is muscle compensation real?

  • 27:26 Are Breathe Education courses recognised internationally
  • 30:36 What causes lateral pelvic tilt?
  • 39:20 Can you train yourself to flex your hip like a gymnast?

  • 44:12 How soon can you flex your spine after microdiscectomy?
  • 52:14 Knee pain when running – my knees roll in!

Send your questions to ama@breathe.edu.au

AMA 2 October 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Business, Motor learning, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Pilates considerations for Crohn’s disease
  2. What are the benefits and drawbacks of active and passive stretching?
  3. Why do people say “flex your ankle to protect the knee” during a figure 4 glute stretch?
  4. Exercise considerations for arthritis in the hip
  5. Do I need a permit to run Pilates sessions in my home, or at the park?
  6. Pilates considerations for spinal fusion
  7. How to retrain movement for a below-the-knee amputee
  8. Can I work with children under 18?
  9. What are your recommendations for books on the mental side of Pilates, and mindset in general?

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Book recommendations:

  • Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  • Change Maker by John Berardi
  • Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • Motivational Interviewing by William Miller and Steven Rollnick

AMA 18 September 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Pilates teaching

Topics in this video

00:14 – Abdominal separation error correction
02:20 – What reformer should I buy for home, and for commercial?
08:56 – Dislocated knee – should I get surgery?
12:43 – Pins and needles in the sacrum

15:40 – What gives way when you dislocate your shoulder, and what do they fix in surgery?
22:12 – The Pilates In America Study
24:53 – Is PRP injection helpful for tennis elbow?
28:56 – Adenomyosis and Pilates

AMA 4 September 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

Topics in this video

  • Why can’t I do the roll up?
  • How to prepare for an initial client session
  • What to do for an injured neck with arm pain

  • What is my Pilates journey?
  • What to do for nausea with exercise
  • Why does my lower back feel tight and jammed?

  • Why can’t I get up off the floor from a kneeling lunge?
  • How to do diaphragmatic breathing
  • Is protein powder helpful for strength training?

AMA 24 July 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Pilates teaching, Urinary incontinence

Topics in this video

(In order)

  • Where did you study exercise physiology online
  • What can Pilates instructors claim on tax?
  • What sound and video equipment do you use?
  • What exercise intensity for cancer survivors?
  • Exercise for dementia, traumatic brain injury and epilepsy

  • Uterine prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Can you build muscles when breastfeeding?
  • Should we cue pelvic floor?
  • Will I get a certificate for the anatomy course?
  • As a Pilates instructor can you create your own moves?
  • Is Pilates enough, or do I need to do cardio too?

  • What should you do if you suspect a client is over-exercising?
  • What if you find equal amounts of evidence for both points of view – which one do you believe?
  • Can focussing on individual muscles cause injury?
  • Can nerve injuries cause symptoms?
  • Can vitamin C help with hypermobility issues?

AMA Ask Me Anything 10 July 2020

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Injury prevention, Online teaching, Pilates industry, Pilates teaching, Pregnancy, Rehabilitation & Pain science, Uncategorized

Topics in this video

  • How to find clients for your online classes
  • Neutral vs imprint – why?
  • When/if it’s important to cue breath
  • What to do for tenosynovitis of the thumb
  • When rehabilitating an injury, should we also work the uninjured side of the body?

  • Can a snapped Achilles tendon heal without surgery?
  • Exercises to help someone with abdominal separation
  • Is high intensity weight training safe during pregnancy?
  • Pilates considerations for Scheuermann’s disease

  • Exercise considerations for low PAPP-A during pregnancy?
  • Why do my hamstrings always feel tight despite stretching and rolling?
  • Exercises for degenerative knee arthritis
  • Sacroiliac joint sprain
  • What should I study next?

Does an assessment actually add any value for clients with low back pain?

By | anatomy, biomechanics, Biopsychosocial care, Pilates teaching, Rehabilitation & Pain science

Mitchell Gibbs is a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University where he researches chronic pain, pain science, and exercise. Mitch also has a Master of Research in chronic pain and exercise, and a bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

Mitchell’s 2018 paper Buy In For Back Pain – Does Individualization Matter?  had some very surprising findings in relation to the benefits of doing a thorough physical assessment on clients with low back pain. The paper was published in the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

In this conversation Mitch talks through the research process, and discusses what he thinks the findings mean for clinicians.

You can find Mitch on Instagram @mitchgibbs.aes @rethink.mvmnt

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