Pondera Physio & Pilates delivers personalised care tailored to your pain, your needs and most importantly, your goals. Our clients are elite performing artists, office workers, gardeners, labourers, dancers, musicians and actors in the making, grandmas and granddads, mums finding time for themselves, dads who can’t play with the kids, international sport stars and those who will be.
Whatever stage you’re on in life, we love seeing people perform at their best.
West End and South Brisbane is Queensland’s performance hub. Our modern Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage, Rehabilitation clinic and Pilates studio is easy accessible with ample free onsite parking and lift access right to our door.
As every body is different, please click on the links below to the section that best suits your situation and your goals. You will find information about us and information about you. We look forward to helping you soon. We look forward to you performing at your best.
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- I have chronic or recurring pain
- I am a dancer
- I am a musician / actor / singer
- I want to do Pilates
- I have an acute / short term injury
- I want sports perfomance
The performing arts are steeped in tradition. Physical care of your body is certainly one area where science can be used to potentially guide changes in the way you train. Clinicians who care for artists, teachers, choreographers, company managers and of course the artists themselves can learn from the wealth of clinical research being performed around the world. In the performing arts, ‘the show must go on’ belief is evolving and science is starting to inform us of what the long term effects may be. It is best to be informed. Physios, doctors and other medical consultants have a duty to inform artists of the known and perceived risks.The demand, joy, satisfaction & personal need may out way those risks at times.
As an example, a recent MRI study (Chang, Diamond, Nevsky, Regatte & Weiss, 2013) on pre professional contemporary dance students has revealed some preliminary findings into knee medial meniscal (the cartilage on the inside of the knee joint) changes in these students. The authors to this study have recognized limitations to their investigations & hence their findings, however when considering these limitations & the need for further research, their findings are of interest to the dance medicine community. They have found a significant difference in 8 pre professional contemporary dance students when compared to controls (individuals that don’t participate in regular exercise) in the frequency of grade 2 medial meniscal lesions. These findings have been described in early osteoarthritis. The dance students in this study were all asymptomatic ie. have not experienced knee pain. As mentioned, these findings are preliminary, but may emphasize the need for close surveillance of dancer’s knee pain, appropriate activity modification & assessment of knee alignment to address possible long term consequences.
Chang, G., Diamond, M., Nevsky, G., Regatte, RR., & Weiss, DS. (2013). Early knee changes in dancers identified by ultra-high-field 7 T MRI. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, article in press.