I owe Benjamin Degenhardt a thank you for sharing these videos on FB. Just this past week I heard of a local doctor who is repeatedly turning people away from Pilates because of the negative impact she sees with her patients. I only wish that she knew enough about Pilates to realize that it’s not the Pilates that’s to blame for those painful results, but poor execution of the method’s principles and exercises. Pilates is brilliant when practiced well; but like anything else when not completely understood and performed imperfectly – Pilates involves a certain degree of risk. Time to remind: change the body not the exercise (thank you Jay Grimes!)
Anyway, I really enjoyed the low back pain video, Dr. Evans gives sound advice and I’d venture to guess that his other videos on various health-related topics are just a good.
Now if I could just get that local doctor into my studio, maybe I could give her enough information about Pilates to convince her to stop turning people off to Pilates rather than advocating for finding quality instruction that truly helps each and every person find their own inner power….another day, another project awaits me! Yet another reminder of why I visit this space so infrequently these days.