Fortunately, our instructors are specially equipped to work with this population! We have the expertise, background, and passion to train clients with a multitude of conditions and injuries, from the more common to the very severe.
Some of our recent success stories include:
A client who was encouraged by her doctor to have surgery for her frozen shoulder. We’ve been able to rehab her to remobilize her shoulder and remove the need for a costly surgery with a lengthy recovery time.
A client with a rare inherited neurodegenerative disorder, Ataxia Telengiectasia. People with AT have progressive difficulty coordinating their movements: difficulty walking, problems with balance and hand coordination, involuntary jerking movements, muscle twitching, and disturbances in nerve function. The lifespan of kiddos with AT is between 19 and 25 years, and most are wheelchair bound by adolescence. Treatment centers on control of symptoms, and we’ve been able to work with this client who, at the age or 28, is still walking.
We’ve also had immense success rehabbing clients with rotator cuff tear/repair, hip and knee replacement, scoliosis, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, and a myriad of neurological and degenerative conditions.
Our instructors are professionally trained in a rigorous, college-level training programs that have a heavy focus on anatomy and injury pathology, meaning we understand body mechanics in both healthy and injured bodies: what muscles tend to weaken or tighten with certain indications, and how to develop a Pilates program to bring the body back into muscle balance and strength. We continue our training with frequent workshops like Spinal and Trunk Abnormalities, Knee Abnormalities and Gait and Its Common Deviations to keep us at the forefront of non surgical healing options for pain and injury. Most importantly, we don’t “wing it”! We follow tried and true protocols for injuries and conditions from sources such as Samantha Wood’s Pilates for Rehabilitation.
In addition to their Pilates certifications and ongoing training, the background of the instructors at The Pilates Center means you’re working with an instructor who has “lived” what you’re living:
Dancing & Gymnastics
Jacqueline, Shalyn, and Kristyn have a combined 50+ years of experience in dance and gymnastics, enabling them to create Pilates programs attuned to the unique demands that these sports puts on the body, setting clients up for both peak dancing performance and injury prevention and rehab. A professionally trained dancer, Jacqueline has been dancing since she was 3 and has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance. Shalyn, once a competitive gymnast, also brings an extensive health background to her Pilates clients, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.And Kristyn’s background includes not only 20+ years in dance and gymnastics, but experience positively managing her scoliosis in the midst of it all.
Neck, Back, and Knee Pain
Our instructors are living and breathing success stories of the ways that Pilates can alleviate chronic pain and injury. Having walked a mile in the shoes of pain sufferers, we practice what we preach: the programs we develop for you aren’t based on conjecture- we use them for ourselves! For example, Sarah came to Pilates after a significant sports injury, while Lori and eliminated her chronic back pain with Pilates. Michelle used Pilates to alleviate her neck pain brought on by years of hunching over patients as a Dental Hygienist, made worse by a terrible car accident. Jacque found healing in Pilates after her knee and shoulder surgeries, and as a Licensed Massage Therapist, brings additional expertise to all of her clients. Both Lacey and I were avid runners until we started experiencing severe back and knee pain, both of which we’ve been able to eliminate with Pilates!
Whatever your injury or condition, chances are we’ve developed a Pilates program for it! We so look forward to walking this healing journey with you. We recommend private sessions for clients who are experiencing an injury or looking for post-surgery rehab: click here to book now.