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Dedicated to improving your yoga practice with injury prevention, injury management, education on anatomy and alignment tips to manage and prevent pain.

Developed by leading physiotherapist and yoga teacher Nichole Hamilton. Nichole combines physiotherapy and yoga practice to assist you in injury prevention and recovery from pain. The resources offered here were developed and designed to benefit you, your personal yoga practice and also to enhance your yoga teaching practice. Browse our online video library!

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Low Back Pain with Forward Bends

In this short clip Nichole explains the anatomy of your lower back as well as the common causes of lower back pain with forward bends. Together with her colleague and physiotherapist Kat King, they demonstrate a series of forward bending postures and provide you with preparation postures, ideas, adjustments and tips to help you minimise your lower back pain.

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Low Back Pain with Back Bends

In this short clip Nichole explains the anatomy of your lower back region as well as the potential causes for lower back pain with back bends. Together with her physiotherapy colleague Kat King they demonstrate cues and adjustments to protect your lower back during back bends. Nichole also spends time exploring a series of preparation postures that can assist you in minimising lower back pain.

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Buttock and Hamstring Pain

In this clip Nichole explains one of the most common reasons for buttock and hamstring problems in yoga, which is known as hamstring tendinopathy. Together with her physiotherapy colleague Kat King they explain your anatomy and the potential causes of tendon problems in yoga. They also provide advice and tips on how to minimise further load onto your hamstring tendon in class with simple adjustments for problematic yoga poses.

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Outer Hip Pain

Nichole explores the most common cause of outer hip pain during yoga which is known as gluteal tendinopathy. This is sometimes diagnosed together with hip bursitis. Do you have pain in the outer hip area after class? Pain when lying on your side or walking long distances? Then the information provided here might assist you in understanding the cause of your pain and adjust your yoga practice to aid recovery.

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