Beach Pilates & Massage, LLC.
"Empowering people to a healthier way of being"
PILATES AND PAIN
Pilates has always been known for how it helps reshape and redefine the body, but what people are starting to find out, usually through their own experience, is that Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and other movement specialists are recommending Pilates for its rehabilitative properties.
When things are structurally off in the body, it causes pain. So if, for example, one side of your back is strong and the other is weak, or one leg is stronger than the other, these things lead to postural imbalances which cause the pain in your body. Pain is the body’s signal that something is off. The theory behind Pilates is that you always work from correct positional alignment which will help to rebuild the balance in the body. You are taught to move without compensation in a safe and controlled environment. The exercises are designed to challenge stability, work the muscles independently while also working the body as a whole. Complaints of low back pain, hip pain, sciatica, knee pain, and shoulder pain are often related to muscle imbalances, and have been corrected with Pilates exercises.
The results I have seen at my studio are astounding, clients who come in who have exhausted all other avenues for relief, find that within weeks they are feeling less pain, are moving better, while becoming stronger. Clients who reached such a level of pain that they avoided movement, are now not only back to their old lifestyles, are not avoiding movement, and have their lives back.
Here are what clients are saying about Beach Pilates:
“Linda from Beach Pilates has had such a profound impact on my overall wellness. I have been treating movement dysfunction in patients as a Doctor of Physical Therapy for the last 12 years. One principle element of efficient human movement is symmetry. Linda is a master at both recognizing imbalance and quickly providing solutions to restore balanced, symmetrical movement patterns. The movement principles she instills in you will help guide you through each and every aspect of your physical day, enabling you to move more comfortably and efficiently. After the first session I noticed that my gait was more balanced and my leg length felt more symmetrical; I was walking more efficiently and comfortably after 60 minutes at Beach Pilates. I have practiced yoga for about 10 years with some pain in my left shoulder during certain poses. I have a history of surgery on that shoulder 18 years ago and after the second session with Linda I was able to do all of these poses with better form and I was completely pain free; This result was pretty overwhelming to me. What happens after one session is pretty dramatic. You realize how much better you can move and how much better you can feel.” Dr. Rob osa, DPT
“Five years ago I was diagnosed with a disc herniation. I spent most of everyday in pain, fearful that any wrong move would throw my back out. My physical therapist recommended that I might try something called Pilates. I thought she was crazy; at that point I could barely move, never mind exercise. I decided to have an open mind and began working with Linda that September. Every session offered me a safe, balanced exercise plan, and taught me something new about my body. Pilates has changed my life in many ways, it has helped me regain my confidence, given me back an active lifestyle, and blessed me with new friendships. I am happy to say I am now pain free! Linda is a quality instructor, and it is a joy, and a gift, to have her as my teacher and friend.” Gloria N., Howell, NJ
“When I came to Beach Pilates, I had chronic back problems that I could not resolve with physical therapy. I now find that the back problems are minimal or gone and if I do have a flare-up, it goes away within a few days. I have taken my classes with Dani, who has been fabulous about finding a regimen to match my needs at the time I come in.
However, the biggest benefit is the difference in the way I walk, stand, drive and do physical chores around the house. The alignment and strength from Pilates is great preventive medicine.”
Marge, Point Pleasant, NJ