Working with clients who have arthritis in their hands is a common scenario at Pacific Northwest Pilates. Whether it's osteoarthritis from repetitive tasks like typing or pinching, or rheumatoid arthritis from various causes, even athletes can experience hand overuse. Addressing their needs … Read more about Helping Clients with Hand Arthritis: Tips and Techniques

Improve body awareness (proprioception) and help a client learn to control their foot and simultaneously flex their hip using the unstable foam roller in a side-lying (a.k.a. Sleeper) position on the Pilates reformer. While this is broken down into an isolated range of movement, these are necessary … Read more about Improve Body Awareness? Steady your Sleeper.

Research indicates that female ballet dancers are susceptible to injuries at a young age. Yet, early assessment techniques and principles—followed by Pilates exercise— may provide valuable insight, alert dance teachers of non-optimal patterns and prevent injuries from happening. In 2014, Melanie … Read more about Key Assessments May Prevent Ballet Injuries

Learn a series of exercise progressions on the Pilates Reformer  to help the scapulae glide and slide along the ribcage and develop dynamic mobility and … Read more about “Un-Stick” the Scapulae to Stabilize