ASK THE PHYSIO | How To Breathe

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Breathe In … and Out The Art of Optimal Breathing for Dance by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Breathing truly is the foundation of life. It is the method by which we get the transfer of oxygen into our lungs for absorption into the circulation. It is also how we can contro… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | The Squat

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The Importance of a Basic Move… The Squat! by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy The squat is one of the basic primal movement patterns. It forms the basis of so many movements in our daily life such as sitting on a chair, into the car, on the toilet, picking things up …… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | Handling Hydration

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The Importance of Hydration How to manage your water intake  by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Water: It is one of the basic components of the body, and crucial to sustaining life. Therefore, I will address the important topic of hydration for the dancer and elite performer… Read Article

Ask the Physio | Using Ice

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Should you use ice on your injuries?  by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Ice has always been the number one go to when we have an acute injury, but is it the best option? We are all familiar with the concept of R.I.C.E. – being Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is t… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO … Feet First

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Getting the most from your feet … a 10 minute program that your feet will love by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy Your feet are the primary connection with your body to the ground, and therefore, information about your external environment. Even under normal circu… Read Article

Ask the Physio… Spine Flexibility

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Using the foam roller to improve flexibity of the spine by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form PhysiotherapyUse of the foam roller for self treatment is called self myofascial release (SMR).  It is a form of self-massage used to increase flexibility, joint range of motion and decrease un… Read Article

Ask the Physio… Spondylolithesis

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Lower Back Pain and Spondylolisthesisby Sally Harrison form Perfect Form PhysiotherapyAlthough the experience of low back pain can be the result of a multitude of reasons, one possibility is that of a ‘spondy’. This particular presentation is more common in the younger population of… Read Article

Ask the Physio … Hip Flexors

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Stretching those Hip Flexors by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy The hip flexors, as the name suggests, flex or bend the hip (as when lifting the leg off the ground).They also have the ability to pull the pelvis forward and arch the back when standing or sitting. They also ha… Read Article

Ask the Physio … Training Turnout

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Training Turn Out … a brief guide for dancers by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy Every dancer desires a natural, wide turn-out from the hips. High kicks, strong turn-out, centering and core control – these are just a few of the things that today’s dancer is se… Read Article

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