If you’ve ever sought help for hip or knee pain, patella femoral syndrome, or a chronically tight Ilio-Tibial (IT) Band, chances are you’ve been given the clamshell exercise.Read More
The Pilates Process™ Approach
With the Pilates Process™ approach our concern isn’t that the client performs Pilates well, though that will eventually happen over time. Our aim is that Pilates serves the client well helping them develop more efficiency, greater stability, more balanced power and improved posture.
DON’T STRETCH GRUMPY THINGS: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY Stretching can and should feel wonderful…we should experience a sense of comfort and ease that leads to a greater range of motion…So why is it then that stretching can feel so painful at times?…what can you do about it?Read More
Working with clients in various levels of pain over the past 15 years, I’ve developed an understanding, a respect, of the specific challenge that is coping with chronic pain.
Comprehension of this is challenging on a lot of levels and there are two common frustrations that constantly arise
The following is an essay by Beatrice Politi on her experience with chronic pain.
Beatrice is a teacher at the Pilates Process studio in Toronto.
It’s what I’d been waiting for. To see one thing. If only I could fix that one thing, the pain would go away. Laying the blame. It makes for an easy target. It gives us clarity, purpose, a reason. At least it had for me. Because when you’re in pain, the question you ask is “why”? In the beginning you ask “why me”? Then as you begin to learn more about it,Read More
Of late, pelvic floor function is a hot topic.
Not the coolest of topics I would have thought ... but so very important to lower body function that it is often the missing link in addressing low back, pelvic, hip or knee pain.
Anyone working in therapeutic movement in the last 15 years has known how significant PF function is for healthy movement. What seems to have changed is…Read More