Tag Archives: thoracic spine
Ankylosing spondylitis – treatments and pilates exercises
Sat,Aug 25, 2018 at 08:52PM by Carla Mullins
What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune condition affecting the joints of the spine, particularly the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), but can affect all parts of the spine and other joints within the body. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms can include: // Stiffness. One client described the sensation that their back moved like a…..
Arms and correct joint patterning in Pilates
Thu,Mar 02, 2017 at 12:22PM by Carla Mullins
Arms and correct joint patterning in Pilates: Are we teaching how to optimise movement, or simply doing as we were told? “The assumptions you don’t know you’re making will only get you into trouble and confusion” Douglas Adams It’s funny that you can be doing something for years, then injuries happen either in you or…..
Pilates exercises for the thoracic spine and diaphragm
Wed,Nov 02, 2016 at 12:30PM by Carla Mullins
The thoracic spine and diaphragm – important considerations for people with scleroderma, asthma or pneumonia In August 2005 my father died from Systemic Scleroderma, a complex autoimmune condition that markedly restricted the mobility of his lungs and diaphragm. In working with him many years ago I realised that there are many limitations in the way pilates teachers…..