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Practicing Pilates can be done on a mat or with any number of devices such as the Reformer. Shannon Knorr, a yoga and Pilates instructor, talks about therapeutic Pilates to help with body alignment, pain relief, and more. Julia Carver, a Pilates and Movement Therapist, works with veterans who have experienced PTSD and other trauma to help them with neural reconnection.
For people with muscle weakening conditions, like muscular dystrophy, Pilates can help strengthen core muscles.
Great post I have Spina Bifida and finding a workout that I can do has been a struggle. A couple of years ago I was about to give up on fitness until I stumbled across a Pilates Youtube video and it forever changed my life. I now do Pilates five to six days a week and have seen major changes that I have not gotten with anything else.
Wow! That’s a huge vote of support for Pilates. I hope others give it a try. Thanks for your comment Sarah.