80% of the U.S. population suffers from Lower Back Pain!
Many people have weak core muscles, not just sedentary and overweight individuals...this occurs in triathletes, teachers and construction workers!
Pilates activates multiple groups of deep core muscles of the entire spine & trunk:
These deep stabilizer muscles are typically WEAK in the general population and can lead to degenerative disc disease, bulging or herniated discs, osteoarthritis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, radiculopathy (referred nerve pain) and myelopathy (loss of muscle strength).
What makes Veronica's Pilates instruction starkly different from all others?
She is able to recognize which movements are harmful or helpful for specific conditions such as hip arthritis, osteoporosis or spinal stenosis.
Although she is “classically trained,” Veronica has intuitively adapted her Pilates instruction under the guidelines of Dr. Ginger Garner’s Medical Therapeutic Yoga and has omitted and modified specific Pilates & Yoga exercises that research has shown to increase risk of injury to the joints.
The average consumer of Pilates (and yoga) has some kind of musculoskeletal issue that could be worsened if not taught under the supervision of an experienced orthopedic physical therapist.
Prevention of injury is more important than rehabilitation for an existing injury!
Therapeutic Pilates can slow down and even reverse degenerative damage to the body. Emphasis on the 6 Pilates Principles of Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow combined with dynamic biomechanical analysis can be successfully learned with descriptive verbal cues, tactile cues, mental imagery and repetition, repetition, repetition!
The neuroplasticity of the brain is fascinating, and to witness someone who once presented with poor posture, coordination and body awareness, sloppy movements, weakness and a limping gait eventually transform into a graceful, stable, symmetrically moving person is simply amazing!
Veronica has successfully practiced and taught Pilates to herself and her clients since 2003 and can confidently claim that Therapeutic Pilates has been one of the BEST rehabilitation tools to use for the spine and overall musculoskeletal health!
Wellness Evaluation (75-90 minutes) $225
Includes thoroughly reviewing past medical history, history of present illness, any and all secondary issues, Functional Movement Assessment, stability, gait, balance, palpation, strength, and range of motion assessment, orthopedic and neurologic special tests as indicated, goal setting, plan, and initial home program. Wear comfortable clothing and layers.
Follow Up Private Pilates Training Sessions (55 minutes) $140
Includes, but not limited to: Pilates Mat/Reformer/Tower lessons, Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Muscle Energy Technique, Functional Manual Therapy, Trigger Point Release, and Individualized Home Program Progression.
Please sign Informed Consent and a brief Medical History form via link.
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9AM-10AM
Everyone is welcome to attend. Excellent for post-rehab, sports and athletic training. Great for healthcare professionals, physical therapy students, personal trainers, Yoga and Pilates instructors who want to observe and implement medically-based cues and Therapeutic Pilates algorithms for special conditions.
Wellsview Center for Holistic & Integrative Health
613 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Additional Information: Please bring your own Pilates mat and water bottle. Mats and props are available in the classroom to borrow if needed.
Classes are 55 minutes. Maximum of 15 students.
If this is your first time attending, choose “New Pilates Student."
Please fill out Medical History Intake and Informed Consent via link below.