Can Pilates help my Fibromyalgia?

If you are looking for a functional form of exercise that can help improve strength, balance, and flexibility without worsening pain or fatigue then look no further than Pilates.   Can Pilates be effective for someone with Fibromyalgia? Absolutely. In one study, fifty women who had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia were randomized into two different treatment groups. The first group underwent Pilates training for 60…

How Pilates Can Help You Lose Weight

Although you don’t usually break much of a sweat during a session, Pilates can still help you with your weight loss goals.   Pilates can help to build and maintain lean muscle mass while you are losing weight and promote long elegant posture. It focuses on major muscles groups and slow intentional movements. Many people are successful at losing weight with Pilates because they become…

Where Pilates and Physical Therapy Meet

an Interview with Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates By Marguerite Ogle Typically, when we think of physical rehabilitation we think of physical therapy. However, with the exceptional rise in the popularity of Pilates over the past ten years, awareness of its rehabilitative effects has increased. Doctors recommend Pilates to their clients with foot, knee, back, shoulder, neck pain and more. Physical therapists are integrating…

Five Truths

Health brings a freedom that very few realise, until they no longer have it  A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life? There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse…