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Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates And Physical Therapy: A Two-Part Approach  Pilates and physical therapy. Two separate disciplines with different objectives, right?   In truth, Pilates and physical therapy (PT) have much in common – including a history rooted in building strength and...

Pilates and Acupuncture

A Match: The Powerful Connections Between Pilates and Acupuncture  In recent years, holistic approaches to health have all seen a surge in popularity – and with good reason. More than just placebo effect, practices like acupuncture promise to have a measurable impact....

BACK PAIN RELIEF IN SOHO NYC

BACK PAIN RELIEF IN SOHO NYC

BACK PAIN RELIEF IN SOHO NYC BACK PAIN Back pain whether because of injury or just improper posture can seriously interfere with a person’s quality of life. A herniated disk is a surprisingly common and challenging condition where one or more disks are pressing and...

Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica- Part 1

Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica- Part 1

Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica- Part 1 This article is addressed to movement instructors but is also intended to be helpful to anyone seeking information about piriformis syndrome and sciatica. The piriformis is an important and sometimes elusive , deep external...

Pilates and Scoliosis in Soho NYC

Pilates and Scoliosis in Soho NYC

Pilates and Scoliosis in Soho NYC Scoliosis is a medical condition involving sideways curvatures of the spine.  When looking at the spine from behind a scoliotic spine makes either an “S” or “C” shape instead of a straight vertical line. Scoliosis usually begins in...

Pilates and Sciatica Relief

Pilates and Sciatica Relief The term sciatica refers to the symptoms associated with irritation to the sciatic nerve. The symptoms may include numbness, tingling, loss of sensation or weakness on the affected leg. The condition that causes the nerve irritation is...

Prenatal Pilates in Soho NYC

Prenatal Pilates in Soho NYC Pregnancy is a time of great physical change. Having an educated Pilates instructor to guide you through these times can be not only helpful but essential to avoiding injury and staying healthy. Prenatal Pilates during the first trimester...

Can Pilates help Sciatica?

Can Pilates help Sciatica? Yes, Pilates can help sciatica. At Mongoose Bodyworks we have successfully helped clients with sciatica many times. If the symptoms are due to a disc injury then the client is taught how to stabilize the lower lumbar spine so as to not...

Pilates and injury prevention

Pilates and injury prevention When most people think of injuries, they’re wondering how to recover after incurring one. What’s less common is to take the initiative to perform those activities that actually prevent injuries from occurring in the first place. Halle...

Pilates and low back pain

Pilates and low back pain Are there massages or exercises that can strengthen lower back muscles and prevent lumbar strain? Halle on Dec 13, 2011 Yes, there are Pilates exercises that strengthen the lower back and there are Pilates exercises that may prevent lumbar...

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