Pilates for Neurological Disorders®

Pilates for Neurological Disorders®  Meghann Koppele and Mariska Breland founded The Neuro Studio, and training program focused on neurological disorders. Cyndi has been through both the beginning and advanced training programs with Meghann.  The Neuro protocol, not only makes movement accessible and obtainable for anyone and especially those dealing with neurological conditions but it is also fun and builds on the neuroplasticity of the brain.   READ more below Click HERE

What is Pilates for Neurological Disorders®?

Pilates for Neurological Disorders® is designed specifically for those people that have been diagnosed with MS, CP, Parkinson's, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Dystonia, Scoliosis, Arthritis, and the aging athlete. Every client manifests their particular disorder differently. Each session will focus on your common problematic muscle groups and symptoms including but not limited to: balance issues, weakness, and gait abnormalities.  Movement should feel good and we will challenge the brain's neuroplasticity by learning new movement patterns and creating new neuromuscular pathways. Having fun "gamification" is important just as is intense exercises to challenge new pathways. Teaching functional exercises improves strength and provides functional improvements to assist gait and balance. Your session might include any combination of the following pieces of equipment:  Cadillac, Reformer, JuvoBoard®, Ladder Barrel, Mat exercises, etc.  Our goal is to meet you where you are and get you moving to where you want to be. 

The effects of post-surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated. According to researchers Karel Lewit MD and Sarka Olsanka: ‘If the scar is…untreated, it may be the cause of therapeutic failure and recurrence.” Source: “Clinical Importance of Active Scars: Abnormal Scars as a Cause of Myofascial Pain.” Lewit & Olanska - 2002 In other words, no matter what physical therapy intervention is used untreated scars may thwart our best efforts to remedy related pain and restrictions in mobility. The effects of post-surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated.

The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to trauma when the skin is lacerated or punctured either by accident or purposefully i.e. surgery. Collagen is laid down during the repair process results in a thickened, fibrous mass which can impede the proper circulation of blood, congests lymph flow, and can even impact on Range of Motion. Additionally, the severing of delicate nerve tissue often results in dysesthesia of not only the scar but the adjacent, surrounding tissue. As the scar is fibrous and non-elastic it will have a dragging and pulling effect on the biomechanical function of all physiological systems, particularly the fascial membrane covering muscles, organs, and glands. The effect of scar tissue in the physical body is just the beginning: The Emotional and Psychological effects of scar tissue Every scar represents an event that created the scar.

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