Yoga

NicholeNichole has studied and practiced yoga for over 10 years. In 2011 she qualified as a yoga teacher under the expert tuition of Being Yoga. Nichole combines physiotherapy and yoga practice to assist in injury prevention and recovery from pain.

With a passion for education Nichole has developed a series of online resources for yoga practitioners, patients and yoga teachers. The videos provide information on anatomy and injury prevention during yoga practice, with a focus on typical problem areas that can occur for yogis.

Browse our online resources for tips and advice on improving your personal yoga practice, or even your practice as a yoga teacher for the benefit of your students.

These resources are not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment with a health care provider or specialist. Always seek individual assessment and advice from your physiotherapist before starting any new exercise program.

Free Online Videos

Short video clips on the management of common problems in yoga practice. Free to view! Nichole is passionate about helping you understand and recover pain so freely offers these four short clips to assist you!
These short informative videos by Nichole Hamilton Physiotherapist and her colleague physiotherapist Kat King describe and explain anatomy basics, reasons for pain and simple adjustments that can be made to your practice to ease your symptoms. Suitable for beginners and intermediate yogis, these clips offer straight forward and easy to understand advice on managing your own pain. We have four short clips to choose from for easy instant and free downloadable viewing that you can keep. Enjoy!

The information provided in this clip is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from your health care professional.

Low Back Pain with Forward Bends

forward_bendsExperiencing lower back pain during your class with forward bending postures? 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.

Low Back Pain with Back Bends

back-bendsHaving difficulties in your yoga class with lower back pain during 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.

Buttock and Hamstring Pain

buttockPain in the upper hamstring and buttock? Upper hamstring and buttock pain after class? Pain with sitting on hard surfaces or walking? 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.

Outer Hip Pain

outerhipNichole 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. Nichole and her colleague physiotherapist Kat King explore a series of yoga poses that can be problematic with outer hip pain and together they offer simple solutions and adjustments that you can make to your practice to help your recovery.

Yoga Physio- Preventing Injury Essentials for Yogis!

yogisThese are Essential educational video’s for any yoga teacher or yoga practitioner. A simple guide on the management of typical injuries seen by physiotherapists in yoga practice. Each video outlines and reviews anatomy, biomechanics, common injuries and their causes. Each video provides simple adjustments and ideas to prevent injury. Available for purchase and instant download.

 

Yoga-Physio: The Upper Body $40

Our ‘Upper Body’ video includes wrist injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder injuries and neck pain. Understand your anatomy, your biomechanics and the potential causes for overload or pain. Learn simple and effective adjustments to your practice that can prevent pain and injury.

The information provided in these clips is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a health care professional

Yoga- Physio: The Lower Body $40

Our ‘Lower Body’ video includes knee pain, hip and groin pain, outer hip pain and the lumbar spine. Develop a better understanding of your anatomy and biomechanics of movement. Improve your knowledge and understanding of potential factors that contribute to pain and injury in these areas. Learn simple and effective adjustments to your practice that can prevent pain and injury.

The information provided in these clips is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a health care professional


Prefer shorter focused videos on a particular problem area? The following shorter videos provide essential information to help you manage your pain and prevent injury.


Yoga-Physio: The shoulder $20

Having difficulties in your yoga practice with shoulder pain or injury? This 20 minute video focuses on explaining your shoulder anatomy and biomechanics. Nichole explains common causes for shoulder pain, rotator cuff and bursa impingement. Learn simple and effective adjustments that can be made to your yoga practice to prevent shoulder injury.

The information provided in these clips is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a health care professional

Yoga-Physio: The Hips $25

Having ongoing pain in the groin, outer hip or buttock with your yoga practice? This 35 minute video focuses on the hip region, with a detailed explanation of anatomy and biomechanics. Nichole explains common causes seen by physiotherapists for pain on the outer hip, hamstring tendinopathy and hip joint pain. Develop your understanding of this complex region and learn effective ways to modify your practice to prevent injury or pain.

The information provided in these clips is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a health care professional

Yoga-Physio: The Knee $20

Experiencing knee pain in class? Join physiotherapist Nichole Hamilton as she explains your knee anatomy and common causes of knee pain in this 20 minute video. Learn more about preventing knee injuries as well as simple but effective adjustments that can be made to your practice to protect the knee.

The information provided in these clips is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a health care professional

Yoga- Physio: The Pelvis and Lumbar Spine $20

Do you have SIJ pain during your yoga class? Do you have lower back pain with forward bends or backbends in yoga? This 20 minute video focuses on the lumbar spine and pelvic region, with physiotherapist Nichole Hamilton providing a detailed explanation of your anatomy as well as common causes for lower back and SIJ pain. Develop a better understanding of your lumbar-pelvic region and learn effective methods and adjustments that can be made to your practice to prevent injury and pain.

The information provided in these clips is not designed or intended to replace individual assessment and treatment from a health care professional

 

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