Restrictions in the upper rib cage can be the source of pain, discomfort and other chronic issues. Clients have a hard time perceiving this region of the body and it can be difficult to unwind. Here, Melanie suggests if you see sticky upper ribs, think slinky side lying motions to help unwind and … Read more about See Sticky? Think Slinky.
PNWP, on a sylvan hill 700 feet above downtown, is unlike any other Portland studio.We're 22 fully certified, instructors who specialize in personalized Pilates. People of all ages (15-93, currently) and abilities thrive here. We don't shy away from injuries—clients who are de-conditioned or need … Read more about Spotlight on a Pilates Pro — Sue Brantley
When you have good balance, you have a better ability to quickly adapt to changes in the body position and react to unexpected variations. In this video, Melanie explains how an instructor can begin to help a client improve the proprioceptive system with slow and fast tracking—linking the … Read more about Train the Brain to Improve Balance
Even if your client is not experiencing pain in the thoracic, frequently there is compression, restriction or asymmetry in the upper ribcage that can leads to persistent shoulder imbalance or neck discomfort. Here's, Melanie and Lisa show an exercise on the split pedal stability chair to assist … Read more about Find & Unwind Thoracic Asymmetries
We're thrilled to announce The Synergy Series—a new collaboration between Pacific Northwest Pilates Education (PNWPE), Merrithew™ Licensed Training Center in Portland, Oregon and Melanie Byford-Young Education (MBY Education) a virtual education platform dedicated to assisting movement … Read more about News Flash! The Synergy Series 2024
Melanie has a few tricks up her Pilates sleeve to help you assist those clients with persistent shifts and twists of of the thoracic spine and pelvis. https://player.vimeo.com/video/812221970?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 … Read more about How to Assist | Shifts & Twists
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.
Summer is nearly here, and for many Pilates clients that means its time to start playing sports and being able to throw or control a racquet or golf club. In this clip, Melanie shows how you can start to integrate throwing actions on the reformer to help clients learn to open up and eccentrically … Read more about A Pilates Throw for Shoulder Control