April 2017 newsletter  - Functional movement

Welcome to our April newsletter.

This month we have a look at the ‘on-trend’ functional movement rehab or functional fitness. Even though physiotherapists and exercise physiologists  have been doing this for years, there hasbeen a relabeling of this form of exercise therapy and it has been re-launched as a “new” concept or idea.

In fact some of the very beginnings of physiotherapy come from the concept of functional movement and functional movement patterns.  Many of you may have heard of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular-facilitation) this was a therapy developed by a physiotherapist Berta Bobath in 1948 to treat stroke patients and patients with cerebral palsy – this wasperhaps the birth of functional movement therapy.

As with most things – everything old is new again and things tend to move in cycles – this trend is a good one though and functional movement therapy and fitness is a smart way to exercise and creates great outcomes for athletes, people in chronic pain, elderly people with reduced mobility and balance only to name a few.

Pilates is a form of “functional fitness” and is a great solution for many.  If you haven’t already felt the benefits of pilates, do your body a favour and start this month!

Have a great April - Jules x


Functional training gives you the type of strength that really matters: the kind that lets you move furniture, lift a suitcase into an overhead bin, or carry your toddler. In other words, it improves your coordination, balance, force, power, and endurance and helps enhance your ability to perform normal daily activities.  We have been using functional fitness in clinical programs for years to help with rehabilitation of injury and independent living for older adults.   Pilates is in fact a form of “functional fitness training”.

The concept of “functional movement” or “functional fitness” has become more mainstream as popular fitness trends like crossfit have gained traction. 

What are the basic components of functional fitness or rehab?

  • Comprises of movements that make up part or all of a necessary functional activity (eg getting up off the floor or throwing a basketball)
  • comprises more “automatic” movement  - encouraging the body to learn to react and move reflexively and not with too much “thinking” or cortical involvement
  • comprises of specific patterns of movement that retrain the body to move with ease and efficiency.  These patterns utilise the knowledge of myofascial slings and how these slings of muscle and fascia work together to create dynamic co-ordinated movement in our activities of daily living
  • can use body weight of resistance to train the body to cope with increasing strength and endurance demands
  • incorporates balance and co-ordination activities that replicate the functional needs of the activity or sport the client is training for

We are incorporating more of these principles into our pilates programs and are currently training staff to be able to run “functional fitness” training sessions (personal and group) – stay tuned for more info!

Have you been Rock taped?

Rocktape is a revolutionary therapeutic kinesiology taping product designed to aid in the treatment and healing of various sports injuries, as well as improve physical performance. Common problems that can be addressed using Rocktape Kinesiology Taping include issues such as Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, Golfers Elbow, Shin Splints, Low Back Disorders, Rotator Cuff Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Swollen Ankles, Tennis Elbow, Calf
Strains, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, just to name a few.        

We like to call Rocktape the duct tapeofthe human body because it is so versatile. It can be used to compress or decompress an area, depending on its application. It can be used to promote blood flow, or it can be used to help drain swelling. It can be used to decrease pain, but can also be used to increase your awareness of a specific area that needs attention. Depending on its application, it can also be used to activate or deactivate a muscle group to enhance performance or decrease risk of injury. You can try out this wonder tape here at Revive – Book in with one of our Physiotherapists to experience what Rocktape can do for you.

Staff News

This month we welcome our newest physiotherapist Brooke Lindsay to our team.  Brooke is a recent graduate of the University of Qld and she is excited to be beginning her physio career at Revive.  Brooke is available for physio and pilates appointments this month.

We said a sad goodbye this month to Fiona who is leaving to be a full time Mummy to her 2 little ones.  Thanks for everything Fiona and all the best – we’ll miss your amazing brain and gorgeous accent around the clinic.



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Pregnancy and Mums & Bubs Pilates

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5 class pass for $100 (usually $26 per class, saving of $30)


Above : First aid training last month

Above:  Goodlife Open Day: we provided mini-massages for Goodlife peeps                                                                  


Above : Qld Indoor Climbing Champs – we offered physio and massage to athletes in the iso area – and sponsored the event

We were the studio of the month at Lulu Lemon Indooroopilly providing free pilates classes on Sunday mornings for them