Ming George Physio and Pilates, Byron Shire, Australia
Ming George Physio and Pilates, Byron Shire, Australia
Ming George Physio and Pilates, Byron Shire, Australia
Pilates Class, Ming George Physio and Pilates, Byron Shire, Australia

Physiotherapy and Pilates in the Byron Shire helping you

feel stronger and recover from injury faster


ABOUT

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Ming is an experienced North Coast NSW practitioner who combines the use of traditional principles of Pilates with the modern evidence-based approach of Physiotherapy to tailor rehabilitation and exercise programs.

If you’ve sustained an injury or suffer from persistent aches, pains and niggles then Ming can support you. She has an eye for detailed analysis of how the body moves and functions and would love to work with you to ensure the best possible outcome so you can recover your physical condition. Ming runs classes, small groups and private consultations to help you recover your health and keep moving well.

Ming qualified with honours as a physiotherapist from the University of Melbourne and has been working in the field of Physiotherapy and Pilates for almost 20 years after following a passion for movement, exercise, dance and rehabilitation.

Having trained with both Polestar Pilates and the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) Ming has worked in Australia and abroad developing her interest in treating neck, back, pelvis and hip pain, posture and movement dysfunction.

Ming recently spent 5 years working in London in a clinical role that included working with the English National Ballet Company in their Pilates Rehabilitation service and as a presenter for APPI Pilates Instructor Training courses. In 2015 Ming presented at the DanceUK Healthier Dancers conference on the role of Pilates in Strength and Conditioning for dancers.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (honours) 2001- University of Melbourne. Recipient of Women’s Health and Continence award.
  • Polestar Pilates for Rehabilitation Certification 2006 – Dynamic Stability, Melbourne
  • Certificate IV Kinesiology 2010 - Health Arts College, Melbourne
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment 2011 – Southern Cross Training, Melbourne
  • APPI Matwork Certification 2014 - London

TRAINING

Ming has completed dozens of physiotherapy professional development courses, some of which are listed below.

  • APPI Matwork 1 2002 - Melbourne
  • Lumbar Spine Stabilisation 2003 - Paul Hodges and Donna Urqhart, Melbourne
  • APA Level 1 Spinal 2007 – St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • APA Strength and Conditioning for Physiotherapists 2008 - Melbourne
  • APA Cervical Spine Rehabilitation 2008 - Gwen Jull, Adelaide
  • Dynamic Hip Stabilisation 2009 - Alison Grimaldi, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne
  • APA Pelvic Girdle Pain 2010 - Melbourne
  • MET Lumbar Spine and Pelvis 2014 - Darren Higgins, London
  • AFAP Foot and Ankle Series 2015 - St Mary's Hospital, London
  • Myofascial releases 2018 - Barbara Hungerford, Melbourne
  • Foot/Ankle Drivers 2019 - Linda-Joy Lee, Sydney
  • ConnectTherapy and the Thorax Webinar 2020 - Linda-Joy Lee
Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise using various small props and large equipment designed to build strength, endurance and control whilst balancing body and mind. It was developed in the 1920’s by German Joseph Pilates to rehabilitate hospitalised prisoners of war, then expanded to the sporting and fitness arenas, and is now enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

Pilates called his method "Contrology" which is described in this excerpt from his book 'Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology':

"Contrology is complete control of body, mind and spirit. Through contrology, you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. This true rhythm and control is observed both in domestic pets and wild animals - without known exceptions.

Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit. In childhood, with rare exceptions, we all enjoy the benefits of natural and normal physical development. However, as we mature, we find ourselves living in bodies not always complementary to our ego. Our bodies are slumped, our shoulders are stooped, our eyes are hollow, our muscles are flabby and our vitality extremely lowered, if not vanished. This is but the natural result of not having uniformly developed all the muscles of our spine, trunk, arms, and legs in the course of pursuing our daily labors and office activities."

Joseph created a vast number of exercises both on the Mat and using equipment he designed himself. Here he demonstrates the Side Bend exercise:

Ming’s Pilates Classes, Small Group Sessions and Private Sessions are a great way to unwind, and improve the way you feel and move.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are experts in the structure of the human body and its movement. They work with people of all ages to treat a broad range of health conditions including sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions as well as chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis and stroke. Physiotherapists are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, planning and management of patient care.

Initially your physiotherapist will take a detailed account of any relevant health history including past and present injuries. Any scans, x-rays and letters from other health professionals you may have can be brought in and discussed at your initial appointment. An assessment of your physical function will be made including strength, posture, range of motion and performance of various functional tasks.

Physiotherapy treatments can help correct any musculo-skeletal imbalances you may have including scoliosis, pelvic asymmetry, joint stiffness and tight muscles and fascia. A set of exercises will be prescribed and updated as you progress. Physiotherapists can refer you to a range of other health professionals as needed.

Physiotherapists can also provide online Telehealth consultations which have been shown in many cases to be as effective as in-person treatments.

Pilates in Action

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PHYSIOTHERAPY

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Ming will analyse and identify ways to help restore your body's alignment and biomechanics to enable you a greater ease of movement and promote faster recovery. We will look at your posture and alignment, how you move in everyday tasks, your strength, muscle flexibility and joint range of motion.

In-person a combination of manual therapy techniques, soft tissue release work, taping and a tailored exercise program incorporating Pilates will be used to help you achieve a well balanced, strong and supple body.

In many cases online Telehealth consultations are also an effective option enabling you to gain assessment and advice on how to self-manage using a graduated exercise program that is tailored to be done and progressed in your own home.


BOOK APPOINTMENT

In-person Physiotherapy appointments are available Monday to Saturday in Ocean Shores. COVID-19 infection control measures are in place to optimise your safety during this time.

Telehealth consultations are also available to access at home with a single click - using a secure confidential online platform designed for health professionals that requires no new online account or app.

For a full assessment and treatment of your problem or to make an enquiry contact Ming here.

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PILATES

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Mat Classes

Now available online - new Friday Improvers Class 9.45am

Usually held in the lovely Federal church at Jasper Corner on Wednesday mornings.

Address: Jasper Corner Church Hall, 3 Federal Road

Open Level: 8.30-9.30am
Beginners Level: 9.45-10.45am (Suitable for those with little or no Pilates experience.)

Ming is an expert in modifying Pilates’ traditional exercises to support recovery from injury and chronic conditions, based on recent physiotherapy evidence and research.

Small Groups


Held in Ocean Shores and online Monday - Saturday by appointment.

These are Groups of 2 people, where the program is individually tailored for each persons needs, using a selection of exercise props and Pilates apparatus.

Depending on your needs, one or more private sessions may be required to start.

Privates


If you’re just starting, or want one-on-one attention, this is the way to go.

Available in person and online Monday - Saturday by appointment. Please Contact Ming for an appointment.

CONTACT MING

Ming would love to hear from you and together work out how to best support you to reach your physical goals.

Enquire or book an appointment using the form or the numbers below.

Mobile: (+61) 0401 900 504
Whatsapp: (+61) 0401 900 504

Contact Ming

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