Preparing for an Ultramarathon

Vicki WrightSports & Recreation3 Comments

To many people, an ultra-marathon through the mountains may sound completely crazy, but I could not be more excited to race Ultra Trail Australia. This race has been a dream of mine ever since I got into the world of trail running, and many months of hard work, planning, and preparation have gone into this single race.

Dry Needling

Ellie ParnellPain Managment, PhysiotherapyLeave a Comment

Dry needling is a popular and effective technique for treating a variety of acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It involves inserting acupuncture needles into or around dysfunctional tissues, usually leaving them for at least 10 minutes, and sometimes gently moving the needles for extra stimulation.

PPP History Thus Far

Rachel CombePPP2 Comments

July 10 this year marked the 15th year anniversary of when I started my business, then known simply as Pilates Proactive. It has caused me to reflect on where it all began, given we are on the precipice of launching ourselves into establishing a fourth practice in St Peters in a couple of weeks’ time.


Gwendalyn SchmidtPain Managment, PhysiotherapyLeave a Comment

Headache Pilates Proactive

A headache is defined as the symptom of pain felt anywhere in the head or neck area. Twenty to thirty percent of the population will experience a headache and they can affect anyone of any age. Over 300 different types of headaches have been described but there are several types that are more commonly recognised such as a tension headache, … Read More

What causes pain?

Catherine ShepherdChronic Conditions, Pain Managment, Physiotherapy1 Comment

“One of the most exciting areas of research and development in the Physiotherapy sphere at the moment is in the understanding of Pain.” I have been a physiotherapist for 20 years, and feel incredibly fortunate that I find myself in a profession that is so rewarding. I work as a Clinical Educator at the University of South Australia teaching undergraduate … Read More

When is Pilates not Pilates?

Rachel CombePilatesLeave a Comment

By Rachel Combe – Founder, Director and Principal Physiotherapist of Physio Pilates Proactive You would have to be living under a rock to have not noticed the huge surge of Pilates-type studios and gyms opening up around Australia. I say “type” because I want to examine whether they all truly follow Joseph Pilates’ original principles. I feel I have some … Read More

“Real Women” need to feel free to exercise

Rachel CombeCulture

This morning I read with alarm that 41% of women (The Advertiser’s Tory Shepherd quoting Vic Health study) are embarrassed to exercise in public. That same study also shows 73% of women in Australia have low or sedentary activity levels. These statistics are unnerving but not completely surprising based on my experience as a physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor over the … Read More