Not all Pilates classes - be they tower or mat - are good for your back. In fact, under-supervised Pilates often results in back pain. Look for a teacher with specialized therapeutic training. For an example of what you should be looking for, view Amanda Tennant’s video here, visit her Facebook page here, or schedule a session with her here.
Elite provides personalized physical therapy that addresses the root cause of your pain so you can heal naturally and get back to an active lifestyle.
Biaggio Mazza, physical therapist and owner of Elite, wrote to say that he’d ordered 30 copies of Crooked, and planned to make the entire staff read it.
Travis Perret, owner of Exercise Therapy of Kansas City, is an exercise therapist and corrective exercise specialist. He has 20 years of experience in helping people get back their lives from chronic pain through corrective exercise.
I met Dr. Heidi Prather, D.O., Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology and Co-Director Director of Orthopaedic Spine Center at Washington University School of Medicine, at a spine surgery conference where many of the other doctors (mostly surgeons) did everything they could to avoid me. Dr. Prather and I chatted for a couple of hours about her interests – women’s health; in particular, low back pain, radiculopathy, sacroiliac joint pain and pelvic dysfunction. A few weeks later, I had a woman call her who had been scheduled to undergo a two-level spinal fusion…but who turned out not to need any type of surgery. It can be tough to get a hold of Dr. Prather – her office tends to put people off, telling them she only sees dancers and athletes. Not true. If you’re in the St. Louis area, keep trying, because it’s worth it.