"Hopeless. Desperate. Lost. Confused. These are all characteristics I would have used to describe myself before discovering Therapilates. I had been an athlete my entire life, but back and hip pain left me sidelined for almost 2 years. No running. No weight lifting. No sports. I saw a back doctor and a hip doctor, I tried two different chiropractors and two different traditional physical therapists, traction, and multiple steroid injections, but the chronic pain persisted. I had given up hope. Begrudgingly, I decided to try “one more thing”. As it turns out, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. TheraPilates was able to get to the true root of my problem. They used manual therapy techniques to treat the issues that doctors and traditional physical therapists were not able to identify. Their ability to assess the real issue is uncanny; They truly have a gift for therapy. They think outside the box, teach you how to help yourself outside of your appointments, and are honest, encouraging, and caring. For me, it wasn’t a quick fix, but after following TheraPilates treatment regimen and slowly gaining confidence that I wouldn’t revert back to the chronic pain, I went on to compete in an iron distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run). I still compete in athletic events almost 10 years later, and I 100% attribute the ability to do that to the therapy I have received from Therapilates. I have issues that come up every now and again, but a few visits with TheraPilates has me back in the game again. I have seen Sheri and her associates over the years for other issues besides back/hip pain, such as neck and shoulder pain, and they have helped every time. I highly recommend them to anybody who is experiencing pain. I cannot truly express how much life TheraPilates has given back to me."
I’ve been a part of TheraPilates for 10 years. I had never heard of Pilates on a reformer before TheraPilates. I wasn’t sure what to expect – would I get a good workout? How will this help me? After my initial introduction, I joined a group class and have never looked back. It is the best thing I have ever done for my body. It still amazes me how my body has changed. I have reshaped and toned my body as well as worked on my flexibility. I have a very physical job painting and Pilates has helped me continue to work. The physical therapy aspect of TheraPilates is fabulous as well. I have utilized the physical therapy services many times over the years and am currently on a maintenance program to keep me painting. The manual release technique has been so great for my body. I’ve had areas released that had been bound up for years! I’ve experienced dry-needling this year as part of my physical therapy treatments and have found it to be really helpful. I highly recommend TheraPilates. The environment is friendly and encouraging. The classes are a great mix of ages and abilities and everyone gets a great workout!
-Mindy Giglio (age 51)
Prior to beginning group classes and going to PT I had been coping with minor scoliosis and wearing a lift in my shoe due to being born with a club foot. I had known my body wasn’t moving correctly and was bound up, but I did not know if there was a solution to my situation. Within the first few weeks of classes I felt my body begin to be retrained in movement and strength, and after my first PT sessions we discovered that my left leg actually was the same length as my right! The way my hip had been rotated for all of these years had created this discrepancy. It is hard to describe the feeling that comes when you realize you don’t have to live with pain or have to wear a lift in order to walk. I am forever thankful for Jenny’s PT skills and her ability to create the space for free movement again and for teaching me how to keep my body restored after going to PT. I am in my third year of group Pilates classes, and there is no turning back. Sheri’s ability to work with your strengths and weakness in group classes is fantastic. Living in a stronger, painless body allows you to show up in life - show up for yourself and the people you love.
I was experiencing major low back pain and hip bursitis that was keeping me from playing competitive team tennis, so my friend referred me to TheraPilates Fitness. My MRI revealed a pretty major lumbar disc herniation. I received physical therapy from Sheri and Jenny. Each session was an hour of hands-on manual therapy and they gave me specific exercises and stretches to do at home between therapy sessions. They determined that the true cause of my sciatic pain was my pelvis being out of alignment which caused compression on my sciatic nerve sending pain down into my hip and leg. PT made me pain-free without surgery! Pilates twice a week helps me stay there. I love the TheraPilates Fitness community. They are a fun and generous group of people. We all have our own physical stories, but we are back in the game because of the great team at TheraPilates Fitness!
I remember when I was 12 and had my first severe headache. They have been with me every since- several times a week. I took almost daily Tylenol/ Motrin/ Sudafed and just tried to power through it. I started PT and after a few sessions, I went a whole month without a headache!! I do home exercises and even when I get a headache (Cincinnati stormy sinus weather can get me), I now have a lot of tricks that I can do at home to lessen the severity and duration of the pain. Having the power to treat the few headaches I still have is a game changer!
I have weighed a lot more and a lot less than I do right now. But no matter my weight, no matter my exercise regime ( Jazzercise, Zumba, TRX, Barre), my body SHAPE has always been the same. I started Pilates 2 years ago and my body SHAPE has transformed. I am much stronger and have muscle definition in my arms and legs. And for the first time ever, I have a waist! But the best part of Pilates is the awesome instructors who care so much and all the fun we all have in our classes!
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