When a client presents with thoracic hyperkyphosis (rounded back), there are many approaches for how Pilates can treat thoracic hyperkyphosis. And for each of these approaches, many Pilates exercises can be utilized. Before addressing these approaches, let’s briefly review thoracic hyperkyphosis…
FREE DCOMT video – Anterior and Posterior Loading of a Herniated Disc
Spinal flexion loads the anterior aspect of the spinal disc, driving the nucleus pulposus posteriorly against the stretch-taut annular fibers. This can increase a bulging or herniated disc pathology. In today’s video, let’s have a look at Anterior and Posterior …
Psoas Major Function: Spinal Joint Actions – Sagittal Plane
The psoas major’s sagittal plane lumbar spine joint action is by far its most controversial function. The term “psoas paradox” describes this controversy.
Pathologic Disc Conditions of the Neck
The danger with a disc bulge or herniation is that the disc can compress the spinal nerve within the intervertebral foramen, causing a pinched nerve.
Biomechanics of the Pilates Mat Abdominal Series
5 Pilates Mat Abdominal Series exercises: Single Leg Stretch, Double Leg Stretch, Single Straight Leg Stretch, Double Straight Leg Stretch, & Criss-Cross.