The benefits of exercise are undisputed; maintaining bone mass, improving muscle strength and flexibility. My penchant for Pilates to tackle bone loss is borne out of my many years of experience practicing and teaching Pilates. The recommendations outlined in the recent guidance issued by the Royal Osteoporosis society states that:


Yoga can help!

One of the goals of Yoga is to calm the fluctuations of the mind. This does not mean to stop thoughts but to lessen our attachment to our thoughts, to be less reactive and less driven by the transient thinking mind. …


This past year has been a year of extremes with prolonged periods of social isolation during lockdown affecting our lives greatly. I am certainly finding that balance in my own life is much more difficult to achieve at the moment with many of my usual activities paused. There is a…


In my opinion YES, but I would say that!

This week I recorded a conversation with a new acquaintance; Jeff Wellstead CEO of Big Bear Partners, Ltd. Jeff was an athlete in his youth but a sedentary work life and a busy family took their toll on his health. He…


Are you living your values?

I am always telling anyone who cares to listen that I am passionate about the power of movement to improve our physical and mental health and the many varied ways in which this occurs. I tell people that I practice what I preach and I won’t ask people to do…


Live to Move

A fundamental part of being human is movement says Dr Kelly Mcgonigal; health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Her book the joy of movement doesn’t tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.


The Shoulder Complex. It certainly is!

Enjoy my video tour of the shoulder joint and read on…

Are you curious to know what is inside you? It’s my bread and butter and even after 30+ years I find it interesting and empowering to understand the body. The shoulder joint is vulnerable to injury due to its…


Stand straighter, feel better, live longer!

The Pilates fundamental principle of alignment begins with the Pelvis. We can consider the pelvis as the foundation with the centre of body mass located within the Pelvis. When the pelvis is Neutral it brings the lumbar spine into neutral, this allows the spine to stack up above it in…


BJ Fogg is one of the world’s leading experts in human behaviour. He teaches us that emotions create habits and that it is success that hard-wires a habit not repetition!

We can hack this process by ‘firing off’ an emotion each time you do a new behaviour that you want…


Oh sit Down, Oh sit down, Sit down next to me….

Spending time on the floor is something that modern living is driving towards extinction, unless of course you are interacting with children; who you may notice are perfectly happy functioning on the ground.

The Sitting Rising Test has been suggested as a way to assess components of musculoskeletal fitness, not…

Phillipa Butler

Chartered Physiotherapist. Passionate about movement as medicine. Using pilates and yoga to mitigate the symptoms of the menopause. Contact hi@precizion.co.uk

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