Clinical Pilates VS Reformer Pilates - What is better for me?
At BodyLab Health we often get asked what is clinical pilates? What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and Reformer Pilates classes? Pilates is a form of exercise that has gained popularity over the years due to its numerous benefits. Pilates may impro...Read more
We're a big fan of the FAN event!
On the weekend the bodyLab.health team went into Melbourne for The Female Athlete Networking (FAN) and Education Event. An athlete, to us, is anyone who intentionally moves their body, therefore making the takeaways applicable to a large portion of our amazing clie...Read more
New year's resolutions: A guide to achieving your goals safely
We are well into the new year, and this can often mean that our New Year’s resolutions and goals are well underway. Whether you're looking to improve your fitness, take up a new hobby, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, the new year is a great opportunity to make a ...Read more
Most common sports injuries in Women
Women in sport has come a long way since the first Mildred “Babe” Didrikson was the first woman to qualify for the olympics in 1932 and winning 5 events and setting world records in athletics. It was only in 1967 that Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run...Read more
3 Self care tips for your mental health
This week is mental health awareness week and we think it’s a great platform to check in and see if your mental health is something that you have been prioritising. "the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health"Oxford Dictionary Self ca...Read more
Can pilates help my posture?
Posture seems to be a very popular topic at home and face to face workplaces, and often the questions are asked "do I have ‘bad’ posture?" and "Will it contribute to any neck or back pain that I have?"Firstly, there is no perfect posture! We are all different shape...Read more
What does my hip pain mean?
Hip hip hurray! You’re hip is celebrating an unwanted party! Not long after your hip is inviting the knee, the ankle, and the low back to crash the joint and everything becomes a bit of a circus.With life returning to pre-covid times, our lives have become a ...Read more
The 411 on Remedial Massage
Have you ever wondered what exactly a remedial massage is? What is the difference between a remedial massage and one you might get from a day spa?While a day spa massage can be relaxing and restorative, a remedial massage is more focused on relieving sore muscles f...Read more
The Connection Between Your Jaw & Pelvic Floor
As an osteopath we look at how the body functions (and more often doesn’t function) as a unit. This is highlighted in many areas of the body but your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or jaw and your pelvic floor are a great example of this.How so, you may ask? Well, t...Read more
Headaches – A continuous pain in the head (or face)
We have all experienced this at some point in our life. Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders affecting the nervous system with at least 50% of the world’s population having experienced an episode of symptomatic headache in the last year. ...Read more
Is WFH a pain in the neck?
There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has flipped our world upside down. We have realised just how precious life is and all of the things we previously took for granted. But it has also shown us that we don't have to be stuck in the rut of the 9-5 and ...Read more
Seasons (unwanted) Greetings
Christmas is a time to be merry and not injured Here are some tips to keep you fighting fit over the holidays:Dad, it's just a game! Let the kids beat you… it’s better than spraining your back whilst playing a game of family friendly backyard cricketWhen h...Read more
Concussion in sport
By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist.Concussion awareness and player management is improving at elite sporting levels, and it seems to be slowly filtering down into our weekend teams, but we can do better!The AFL have actually produced some fantastic resources that...Read more
Can stress effect my menstrual cycle?
Stress is a normal physiological and psychological response our body produces when we feel we are under a threat. Back in caveman days stress would have been coming under attack from a wild animal, in modern day 2020 stress can come in many different for...Read more
Get comfy at home... I mean work!
Do you get to the end of work and feel tired and achey? Do you constantly feel tight, have a sore neck or back, get headaches? It might be time to re-assess your posture at work!We often speak a lot about having good posture but when we are busy at work it ...Read more
Self-Care – more than just facials and manicures.
Self-care isn’t a dirty word, it’s always a necessity but especially when we are feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or out of routine! In a very uncertain time we all need a bit of TLC and to continue supporting one another in whatever way we can. It’s important to rememb...Read more