Principles and Methods of Pilateswill always be used to build your strength and gain flexibility. The Reformer is at the heart of this method, using springs in varying levels of resistance to support and aid in your work then challenge you as you progress. Mat work is excellent for your basic core strength. Other pieces of Pilates equipment, the Cadillac, Stability Chair and other small equipment, might also be incorporated in to your program.
Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)® is an application of Motor Control, neuroscience, and functional anatomy (neurobiomechanics) that helps to unravel the cause of faulty movement patterns in the brain's motor control center. NKT identifies muscle imbalances by using unique protocols to determine what muscles are inhibited and what muscles are compensating for them. This allows for specific treatment and corrective exercise techniques to restore proper movement patterns and reprogram the motor control center. How do you know if you have muscles imbalances? If you have pain from injury, surgery, or chronic conditions, then it is likely you have muscles imbalances.Learn more ...
The MELT® Method is offered to clients as a way of alleviating chronic pain and re-balancing the neural core. MELT is changing the way people care for their bodies. This simple, proactive approach to maintaining a healthy, pain-free, active lifestyle is the best first step for anyone looking to feel better. Regardless of your age, gender, or current activity level, anyone can learn to MELT! Learn more ...
McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR) is an excellent tool when using NKT. Sometimes, it is not muscle(s) that causes dysfunctional movement patterns but scars that need to be released before the proper muscle(s) can be activated.
Therapeutic Tapingcan be used to relax overused muscles, develop new muscle memory when correcting alignment, reduce swelling and inflammation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors. The elastic properties of the tape can also be used in a mechanical fashion to limit or encourage a specific motion at a joint.
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