Charissa is a Pilates Practitioner and studio manager at Melbourne clinic InSync Physiotherapy & Pilates.

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Experts

How to help young athletes manage training load

Managing load to avoid injury and burn out is essential for young athletes.

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Advice

Stretches for office workers

These are the best stretches for office workers, designed to relieve stress from idleness.

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Advice

Stretches for gym enthusiasts

Relax your muscles after workouts by following physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis' list of stretches.

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Advice

Stretches for runners

These are the best stretches for your back, hips and legs after a tiring run.

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Advice

Stretches for the inflexible

Find a more gentle approach to stretching and develop a habit that will benefit you in the long term.

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Advice

Neck stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for the neck and shoulders.

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Advice

90/90 Hip Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and lower back.

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Advice

Backward Roll

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis demonstrates a stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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Advice

Backbend

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your chest, back, abs and hips.

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Advice

Bridge

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your neck, shoulders, hips and thighs.

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Advice

Butterfly Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your inner thighs, knees and groin.

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Advice

C-curve

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your neck, upper back and ribs.

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Advice

Camel Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your chest, abs, neck, hips and thighs.

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Advice

Candle Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your neck and shoulders.

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Guides

Up-facing dog

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your abs and back.

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Advice

Downward Dog

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hamstrings and calves.

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Advice

Three-Legged Dog

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hamstrings, adductors and calves.

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Advice

Child’s Pose

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, back, shoulders, knee and groin.

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Advice

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your back, hips and legs.

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Lifestyle

Forward Fold with a Twist

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Advice

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend (Pancake stretch)

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, groin and legs.

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Advice

Half Pancake Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, groin and legs.

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Advice

Revolved Crescent Lunge

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Advice

Extended Side Angle

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs, hips, waist and shoulders.

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Advice

Lying Hip Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, lower back, waist and legs.

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Lifestyle

Pendulum Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hamstrings and inner thighs.

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Advice

Piriformis Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips.

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Lifestyle

Side Lunge

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and legs.

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Advice

Sky Squat Reach

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and back.

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Advice

Squatting Internal Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and back.

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Advice

Kneeling Hamstring Stretch

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your legs and back.

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Advice

Wide Leg Squat

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, legs and back.

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Advice

Thoracic Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your chest, back and shoulders.

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Advice

Thoracic Extension

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your arms, shoulders and back.

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