Feldenkrais – A different way to relieve years of back pain

** This article is from the Washington Post by Lisa Rien. You can view the full article HERE.** In my first Feldenkrais class, we lay on our backs with eyes closed and drifted our eyeballs left to right and back again. We shifted our heads from side to side as our eyes followed in their sockets. Then we changed it …

The Evidence of Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians

Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians SUPERFICIAL BACK LINE MYOFASCIAL MERIDIAN. PERMISSION JOSEPH E. MUSCOLINO. KINESIOLOGY – THE SKELETAL SYSTEM AND MUSCLE FUNCTION, 3RD ED. (ELSEVIER, 2017).MODELED FROM TOM MYERS’ ANATOMY TRAINS ART. The Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians concept by Tom Myers is quite popular amongst manual and movement therapists. However there has been little scientific evidence to support this concept until recently. …

How Pilates Can Treat Thoracic Hyperkyphosis, also known as Rounded Back

Pilates can treat Thoracic Hyperkyphosis When a client presents with hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine (upper and middle back) to a Pilates instructor, there is no doubt that Pilates can treat thoracic hyperkyphosis. In fact, there are many approaches that a Pilates instructor can use to help improve the client’s condition. And for each of these approaches, many Pilates exercises can be …

How Michael Jackson Defied Biomechanics – Michael Jackson and Smooth Criminal

The Michael Jackson 1987 music video “Smooth Criminal” is a classic. In one scene, Michael Jackson was able to lean forward to about 45 degrees while maintaining a straight spine, appearing to defy gravity. Many other people have tried to replicate it, but this move would seem to be impossible from a biomechanics point of view. Study of Smooth Criminal …

The Making Of A Master Pilates Instructor – a 3 part workshop

Good Bones, Parts 1 & 2, instructed by Jospeh Pilates’ very own trainee and professional dancer, Sonje Mayo. Sonje specializes in the treatment of Scoliosis, a three-dimensional deformity that occurs when the spine becomes abnormally rotated and curved sideways. She uses the Schroth Method which consists of exercises designed to elongate the trunk, and correct imbalances of the spine. In developing the …

Power Lunch Mat Classes

Return back to work refreshed after taking this power packed 45 minute class in a supportive and fun environment which will energize and align you for the rest of your work day! Teachers: Friday: Lisa Frey Time: 12:10 – 12:55 pm (45 mins – so you can sneak out and get back to work right on time!) NEW CLIENTS SPECIAL: 4 …

Biomechanics of the Pilates Mat Abdominal Series

The Pilates Mat Abdominal Series consists of two exercises at the beginner level and the addition of three more for a total of five exercises at the intermediate/advanced level. All five Pilates Abdominal Series exercises are performed with the client supine. Lower Body All five Pilates Abdominal Series exercises are performed with one or both legs brought up into the …

Manual Therapy Certification for Pilates Instructors

Why should a Pilates Instructor Become Certified in Manual Therapy? At first, it might not seem intuitive that a Pilates Instructor should consider working toward a Certification in Manual Therapy. After all, Pilates Instructors are in the world of Movement Therapy, not Manual Therapy. However, there are actually many reasons why they should consider this. Joe Pilates was effectively a …