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The Real Causes of Chronic Pain

By: Juan Nieto Much has changed in the paradigm of chronic pain in recent years. It seems that the message that “pain does not always mean that there is damaged tissue” is finally beginning to permeate and it no longer seems crazy to talk about contextual, environmental, psychological and social factors as the greatest predictors […]Read More

Unlocking Neuroplasticity Through Pilates

By: Kate Strozak Pilates instructors hold a unique position to positively impact clients not just through their bones, muscles, and fascia but also neurologically. This blog post dives into neuroplasticity, the brain’s remarkable ability to adapt and form new neural connections. Understanding neuroplasticity and how Pilates fosters it can elevate your practice, helping clients achieve […]Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pilates

By: Claire Sparrow  At least 50% of women pre-menopause experience symptoms of prolapse, and up to 85% of women post-menopause experience prolapse. I wanted to share these statistics right off the bat because, as Pilates teachers, we are often working with women who may or may not know or disclose that they have prolapse. Many […]Read More

Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Guide for Instructors

By: Beth Kaplanek As a Pilates instructor, you play a pivotal role in helping clients manage various conditions through targeted exercise programs. One common condition you may encounter is osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Understanding how to tailor Pilates exercises to support clients with hip OA can make a significant difference in their quality of […]Read More

How The Spinefitter Empowers Pilates and Physical Therapy

At Polestar Pilates, we understand the dedication Pilates instructors and physical therapists have to their clients’ well-being. The Spinefitter by SISSEL – a revolutionary tool to enhance Pilates and physical therapy sessions – stands out as a versatile and effective tool, celebrated for its ability to improve spinal health, core strength, and overall client progress. Read More

Advice On Cueing The Core: More Muscles Than You Imagined

The more you can get the whole body to work as a system the better off your clients are when they leave your class.  Great you did an hour of Pilates, but what happens when you need to go out and run around a soccer field and play a sport?  It’s not that we’re not cueing specific muscles, but that we’re also trying to do it in the most intelligent fashion.  Read More