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Owner of Evolve Integrative Wellness Physical Therapy & Pilates Dawn-Maire Ickes has lectured internationally on Pilates, holds associate professor positions at 2 Universities in Southern California and sat on the Board of Directors of the Pilates Method Alliance from 2001 2009. Learn more about Dawn
Restore the Floor & Integrate the Core
Many new moms will spend hours each week exercising their legs and abdominal muscles in an effort to quickly “get their prepregnancy body back” overlooking the most crucial component of ANY sort of exercise in this immediate postpartum period is restoring the normal function of the pelvic floor muscles and integrating the deep torso muscles. Women are very adept at identifying the changes in sensation and strength in their abdominal muscles following birth, yet few are able to tell or consider how their pelvic floor and other core muscles have been affected by the changes 9 months of pregnancy and a delivery can bring.
Fall Risk Reduction
Pilates Based Exercise for Fall Risk Reduction in Older Fallers and Adults at Risk for Falling: A Randomized Controlled Trial Falls are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. Impairments in balance, strength, range of motion, functional mobility, and fear of falling can lead to increased fall risk. Pilates is a form of exercise designed to improve trunk stabilization, flexibility, and functional mobility by completing a specified series of exercises on a mat or reformer apparatus.
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