If you are in pain, Pilates can help!
But how does Pilates help? What is so different about Pilates that makes it such a successful program for back pain?
Pilates only helps when there is close attention paid to detail. Pilates for rehabilitation is not about jumping into a group class and hoping for the best. It's about find someone who can pay attention to exactly what it is that your body needs. Your pain is as individual as you are. Your pain was created by the life that you lead. Were you a high school athlete? Do you spend a lot of time sitting? Are you a weekend warrior? Do you have an accident or fall anywhere in your past? All of these questions are about finding out who YOU are.
There is not a one-size fits all pain-reduction program. It would be great if there was because everyone would be absolutely pain free. It takes time to nail down what it is that got you where you are today but it takes a lot less time to get better than it took you to "get pain". The body changes very rapidly when you are putting things back where they belong and restoring proper strength and flexibility. I wish you the best of health and the best of luck. --Karena Lineback
When taught by dedicated professionals who are not only continuing to learn and explore but who are now passing that knowledge along to other pilates instructors, Pilates becomes a specialized movement form used for training the most elite athletes as well as solving the most chronic back pain. The more specialized the need the more trained your instructor needs to be.
At Pilates Teck we have:
- Karena Lineback, creator of the Healthy Spines DVD series and the author of OsteoPilates, has been helping people reduce their back pain for 9 years in the Santa Clarita Valley. She has written articles for national publications such as Bottom Line Health (a medical news journal), and newspapers such as The Daily News as well as local magazines. Karena's knowledge is also sought for radio shows nationally (such as Ed McMahon's Lifestyle Show) and locally.
- Suzi Hill, began working in the rehabilitation field in Las Vegas with the prestigious Keith Klevens Physical Therapy clinic, the training and rehabilitation facility for elite athletes such as Tiger Woods. Suzi quicly became the director of the Pilates program and oversaw the training of many elite athletes that spend their off-seasons or spring training seasons in Las Vegas. One athlete that Suzi trained on a regular basis was Jason Giambi, first baseman for the New York Yankees.
- Joanna Blades, a kinesiologist, joined Pilates Teck in February of 2008. She quickly became known for being able to help clients and patients gain a more in-depth understanding which has allowed them to reduce their pain levels. She is able to create change rapidly through immaculate attention to detail and a passion for seeing her clients' back pain improve. Joanna owned her own studio, Core Connections, in northern California where she earned a reputation for her rehabilitation skills.
Dr. Gasner of Santa Clarita, CA
"Several world class doctors recommended I try Pilates before undergoing back surgery. Before Pilates I was never pain-free, now I am often pain-free."