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You’re only as old as your spine is flexible ~Joseph Pilates. Assisted Spine extension + rotation on the Pilates Chair: This movement works your lower back muscles in a stabilizing fashion as your upper back (thoracic spine) rotates like a rotisserie chicken. In other words, you have to keep your low back and pelvis stable while moving your upper back (we call that “spine dissociation” in the rehab/Physical Therapy nerd world)! Can you think of some sports or situations...
Posted on 2020-01-08
Do you have back pain, Diastasis Recti, hernia or prolapse❓This video is an example of what we do in our Healthy Spine & Core Class. We monitor posture, breathing and workoutwednesday spinehealth poppilates #pilatesforrehab
Posted on 2019-05-17
Here’s a snippet from our Core & Pelvic Floor ReBoot Camp Workshop: Victoria Liu is assessing the 3 layers of this client’s C-section Scar. The video skips the 2nd layer for brevity but that actually reproduced Back Pain! Clinically, we sometimes see a direct correlation between the scar and back pain and other times, it’s indirect. For example, we had another client who had significant tension throughout the entire front side of her Left Leg. That Quadriceps...
Posted on 2019-03-27
A Good Modification for a regular plank is this version performed at a counter or bench. See our previous post demonstrating this client’s “doming” or “tenting” when she performed it on the floor. You can see how she is able to create tension across the fascia in her abs and prevent the separation after some coaching and cueing from @ironptmom. The goal is to get her back to a full regular plank without compensation, breath holding, excessive tension in her neck or ...
Posted on 2019-03-25
Did you know that your Diaphragm is a key Core muscle? It’s also the main muscle for Breathing! Breathing seems so simple but many do it in a way that is Suboptimal for their Core, Pelvic Floor and Spine. ⭐️Do you hold your breath or does your lower belly bulge out when you work your “Core”? ⭐️Are you performing Kegels correctly or do you bear down into your Pelvic Floor? ⭐️We explore these questions and teach you how to properly train your Core with ...
Posted on 2019-03-15
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