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Helping with treatment
of Sleep Apnoea
Complete Care CPAP Service
is a specialised business which
deals with CPAP and associated
Sleep Apnoea is a serious health
problem which requires accurate,
The staff at CCCS have many years
nursing experience, they will assist
clients with introduction to CPAP via
trials, long term follow up and, of
course, an up-to-date- range of CPAP
machines and attachments for trial
rental and for sale.
Complete Care CPAP Services’
prices are competitive and their
service, second to none.
Have you been diagnosed with Sleep Apnoea
and currently use a CPAP machine or have
recently started using CPAP and would like
Complete Care CPAP Services offer a
consultant service, that can help you
with long term treatment.
phone 8272 0061
Unit 2-3 402 Unley Road, Unley Park
Complete Care CPAP Services makes a
difference to your day to day health,
your energy and your longevity.
By Rachel Combe
B App Sc (Physio)
Diploma in Professional Pilates Practice
Cert 1V in Pilates Instruction
Polestar Pilates Certified Practitioner
Physiotherapist and Owner
of Physiotherapy Pilates
Pilates is a unique method of body
conditioning that integrates muscle
control, breathing, flexibility, strength
training and body awareness. It
is strongly based on developing
powerful core postural muscles — in
particular the abdomen, back and
buttocks — that help to keep the
body supported and balanced.
As well as toning and conditioning
the body, pilates is well recognised
for relieving stress and creating
energy and vitality.
Pilates focuses on precise,
controlled movements with the
emphasis on quality and form rather
than the number of repetitions.
The smooth, precise and flowing
movements are designed to create
greater body awareness.
The required mental concentration
and co-ordinated breathing will
develop your concentration and
focus, thereby enabling you to get
the full mind/body benefits that
pilates can provide.
All exercises are low impact and are
performed either on a floor mat or
using specially designed equipment.
What conditions can pilates help
Pilates focuses on activating the
deep postural stabilising muscles, in
particular the abdominals and pelvic
floor, as well as increasing flexibility
and improving the body’s movement
efficiency. Pilates is highly effective
• Low back pain
• Neck, upper back and shoulder
• Hip and knee pain
• Work-related pain
• Pregnancy and postnatal recovery
• Specific sports and dance/
musician-type injuries and
• Arthritis and general joint stiffness
What are the benefits of pilates?
Regular practise of pilates has been
• Alleviate pain and discomfort
• Tone and strengthen muscles,
especially the abdominals (“the
• Increase flexibility and agility
• Improve posture and balance
• Enhance mobility, energy and
• Reduce stress and tension
• Enhance sporting performance
• Assist in injury recovery and
• Promote resistance to injury
• Improve vitality and wellbeing
• Assistance with pelvic floor tone
• Improve breathing
Is pilates right for me?
Due to its low impact nature, pilates
can be beneficial for people of all
ages and fitness levels.
If you are in general good health and
have no injuries, you would normally
be suitable to undertake pilates mat
However, if you are suffering
from any injuries or certain other
conditions such as osteoporosis,
mat classes may not be suitable.
In this case, a pilates equipment
program may be recommended.
Pilates equipment is often used
for rehabilitation purposes as well
as for specific body conditioning
requirements, such as those of
sports people and dancers.
The teaching of pilates is a highly
specialised field as incorrect
technique can cause injury.
Before commencing any pilates it
is recommended that you see a
physiotherapist who specialises in
During your assessment the physio
will recommend the best option for
your needs. They may also use Real
Time Ultrasound to help you train
your deep abdominals and pelvic
floor, a critical aspect of pilates
Rachel Combe is recognised as
one of Adelaide’s most qualified,
experienced and passionate pilates
instructors. She has been teaching
for more than 10 years and has a
strong commitment to promoting
and developing pilates as a tool for
health and wellbeing.
Getting to the core of it
A quick overview of one
of the exercise regimes
popular with seniors
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