The Big Toe in Gait

October 11, 2018

Sixty degrees of big toe extension is necessary for optimal gait propulsion when walking forward. When this amount of extension is not happening properly, the excess rotation… Read more about The Big Toe in Gait

Finding a Neutral Position with Hip Anteversion

October 7, 2018

Neutral or not? Respect those hip joints. Hip anteversion, a structural anomaly of the femur and hip socket, can contribute to obvious differentiations in hip, leg, knee,… Read more about Finding a Neutral Position with Hip Anteversion

Help Your Client Find Their Neutral Spine

October 7, 2018

 Did somebody say neutral spine? Ideal neutral for a client is defined as the position with the least tension or imbalance in the system. Melanie shows… Read more about Help Your Client Find Their Neutral Spine

Texting Thumb

October 4, 2018

Thumbs down. Thumbs up. Texting is a repetitive motion that causes tension and strain throughout the armline, shoulder, and up into the neck. Here’s a tip on… Read more about Texting Thumb

How Pilates Has Changed My Life

November 2, 2009

I started coming to Pacific NW Pilates in January of 2007 on the advice of my doctor. The previous summer I was diagnosed with a problem with… Read more about How Pilates Has Changed My Life

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