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If I don't know the answer I'll research it and give you the best evidence-backed answer available.
Show Summary / Long Description: This is a podcast for people who are curious about how the body works, or sometimes doesn't work.

If you're a movement teacher, if you do musculoskeletal rehab, if you're a mover and you're curious about your own body, I'll answer your questions.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation). Plus, I just love to research on Google scholar.

Send me your questions, big or small, and I'll find the most up-to-date evidence-backed answers for you.

Send your questions to raphael.b@breathe.edu.au

Ask Me Anything Raphael Bender

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

If I don't know the answer I'll research it and give you the best evidence-backed answer available.
Show Summary / Long Description: This is a podcast for people who are curious about how the body works, or sometimes doesn't work.

If you're a movement teacher, if you do musculoskeletal rehab, if you're a mover and you're curious about your own body, I'll answer your questions.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation). Plus, I just love to research on Google scholar.

Send me your questions, big or small, and I'll find the most up-to-date evidence-backed answers for you.

Send your questions to raphael.b@breathe.edu.au

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Pain in the bottom (plantar) part of the foot, especially at the place where the heel merges into the arch, is called plantar heel pain, plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciopathy.
    What exercise works best for it?
    Does exercise even help?
    Find out!
    LinksStrength training may help - a bit https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1466853X1630075X (here)
    Eccentric calf training may help more than other kinds of strengthening https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1071100720955144?journalCode=faiband (here)
    Alredson protocol video https://youtu.be/fHHbn_Odk4E (here)

    • 10 min
    AMA 04 December 2020

    AMA 04 December 2020

    23: 03 - Scheuermann's Disease and thoracic pain
    13:11 - How do I introduce new ways of cueing into my classes?
    18:46 - Exercise post-kidney stone removal
    26:13 - Why Vimeo instead of YouTube?
    What is causing your pain workbook: https://breathe-edu-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/What+is+causing+your+pain+workbook.pdf (https://breathe-edu-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/What+is+causing+your+pain+workbook.pdf)

    • 31 min
    AMA 20 November 2020

    AMA 20 November 2020

    0:13 - Anatomy of the psoas and how to strengthen and stretch it
    15:42 - How to finance a Pilates reformer
    17:44 - Am I a contractor or permanent employee, and how to bring it up with my boss?

    • 27 min
    AMA 13 November 2020

    AMA 13 November 2020

    Questions:
    00:19 - Private health rebates for Pilates?
    03:00 - Forward bending for disc bulge and sciatica?
    19:13 - Is "loose ligaments and tight muscles" a thing?
    30:14 - Is posture still a thing?
    37:59 - "Rock hard" pelvic floor - contraindication for Pilates?
    45:54 - Scapular stabilisation for shoulder pain?
    Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/ (https://scholar.google.com.au/)
    ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription https://www.booktopia.com.au/acsm-s-guidelines-for-exercise-testing-and-prescription-american-college-of-sports-medicine/book/9781496339072.html (https://www.booktopia.com.au/acsm-s-guidelines-for-exercise-testing-and-prescription-american-college-of-sports-medicine/book/9781496339072.html)
    Hypermobility research review: https://breathe.edu.au/safe-lock-joints-hypermobility-research-review/ (https://breathe.edu.au/safe-lock-joints-hypermobility-research-review/)
    The feeling of stiffness does not correlate with biomechanical properties of tissues: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-09429-1?mc_cid=a5e677f5b6andmc_eid=2aa759e33a (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-09429-1?mc_cid=a5e677f5b6andmc_eid=2aa759e33a)
    Neck and shoulder strengthening for neck pain: https://breathe.edu.au/sore-neck-strengthen-it-and-get-some-sleep/ (https://breathe.edu.au/sore-neck-strengthen-it-and-get-some-sleep/)

    • 54 min
    AMA 06 NOVEMBER 2020

    AMA 06 NOVEMBER 2020

    Questions:
    00:21 Exercise for total knee replacement
    10:01 Cervicogenic vertigo
    18:15 Can Pilates help Alzheimer's
    21:23 Rehabbing a torn hamstring with Pilates

    • 28 min
    Diploma AMA 05 November 20

    Diploma AMA 05 November 20

    How do you do clinical Pilates online?
    How is diagnosis done on Zoom?
    How do masterclasses work?
    Do I have to attend the lectures live?
    What equipment do I need to do the course?
    What is the early bird discount?
    Is there RPL?
    Can I do the course if I’m currently studying the Cert IV in Pilates?

    • 32 min

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