Does your back hurt? Here’s how and why Pilates works:
As humans, we have to keep moving to stay alive. We especially need to keep moving when we are injured. In the United States, 80% of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. Although exercise is widely supported with scientific evidence, unfortunately, pain medications, such as opioids, are still used as a primary means to manage this common condition.
We can be empowered to take care of our spines, our pain, our function! Mind the Mat always has a number of programs to help prevent and actually alleviate your back pain, and we are always adding cutting-edge new classes. This fall, we are excited to announce an awesome workshop with Dr. Shara Posner of Alexandria: Pilates for Back Pain on October 19. I love Dr. Shara, and I know you all do too! I was thrilled when she took my HAWT Pilates training to add more clinical exercise to her already overflowing bag of tricks. She understands the importance of Pilates for healing the spine.
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Pilates for Back Pain, Saturday, October 19th. Fix your back with exercise! We take quality teaching seriously at MtM. Congratulations to @drsharap for acing her practical test out for our signature #HAWTpilates with @drmeganbrown. This is no weekend course. No week long corporate recipe. This is a grass roots critical thinking journey that develops your skills and tests your comfort level…so you can teach everyone. Check out H🔥WT Pilates wih chiropractor extraordinaire, Shara Posner. #hawtpilates #extraordinaryalx #delrayVa #visitdelray #chiropractor #biomechanics #pilatesmat
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These are my favorite exercises for general low back pain (note: please see your PT or Dr. for specific diagnosis). *Pull your abs back for the “Tush Push” without tucking your bum. These should make you feel better, not worse. If you feel worse call your physical therapist. #physicaltherapist #lowbackpain
That’s it in a nutshell, but I could go on forever! In fact, catch me on the latest new podcast with Meg Biram called Thought Sauce, it launched this week! I talk all things physical therapy, Pilates, business and food. You’ll find out more of what drives my particular Pilates method and a few more tidbits.
Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga was founded in 2008 by Megan Brown, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Polestar Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation and Sara VanderGoot, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (e-RYT 200, RYT 500). In their private practices as physical therapist and massage therapist respectively Megan and Sara observed that many of their clients were coming in with similar needs: relief for neck and shoulder tension and low back pain as well as a desire for more flexibility in hips and legs, stability in joints, and core strength.
Together Megan and Sara carefully crafted a curriculum of Pilates and yoga classes to address needs for clients who are pregnant, postpartum, have injuries or limitations, who are new to Pilates and yoga, and for those who are advanced students and are looking for an extra challenge.