80% of the U.S. population suffers from Lower Back Pain!
Many people have weak core muscles, not just sedentary and overweight individuals…this is also a problem with triathletes, teachers and construction workers!
Pilates activates multiple groups of deep core muscles of the entire spine & trunk:
- transversus abdominus
- respiratory diaphragm
- pelvic floor
- quadratus lumborum
- longus colli
- serratus anterior
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?
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 PRIVATE SESSIONS
Wellness Evaluation (90 minutes) $275
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) $185
Includes, but not limited to: Pilates Mat/Reformer/Tower lessons, Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Manual Therapy, Individualized Home Program Progression.
- 4 Private Sessions $675
- 8 Private Sessions $1295
- 12 Private Sessions $1695
Please sign Informed Consent and a brief Medical History form via link.
THERAPEUTIC PILATES MAT CLASSES (55 MIN)
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9AM-10AM
- Pilates Single Drop-In Class (55 min) $30
- Pilates 6 Pack Classes (10% Savings) $162
- Pilates 12 Pack Classes (15% Savings) $306
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.