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Archive for the 'Pilates' Category

Does Pilates improved balance?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Researchers at the University of Tasmania, in Launceston, evaluated the effects of a Pilates on balance and function in community-dwelling elderly adults. (more…)

Review: Pilates for chronic low back pain

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Researchers at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina-UEM, in Brazil, evaluated the effectiveness of the Pilates method on the pain and function in adults with non-specific chronic low back pain. (more…)

Pilates: Lack of impact on body composition

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Costa Rica, in San Jose, reviewed the evidence on the effects of Pilates exercises body composition. (more…)

Benefits of Pilates in ankylosing spondylitis

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Uludag, in Bursa, Turkey, investigated the effects of Pilates on pain, functional status, and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. (more…)

Benefits of Pilates in healthy people

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Researchers at the University of Evora, in Portugal, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Another review of Pilates for low back pain

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Researchers at Peninsula Medical School, in Exeter, UKĀ  reviewed all studies of Pilates vs placebo to treat low back pain. (more…)

Body image and eating behavior disorders among yoga/Pilates students

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Minnesota looked for an association. (more…)

Benefits of Pilates in women

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Evora, in Portugal, measured the effect of Pilates-based mat exercises on life satisfaction, and perception of health status in healthy women. (more…)

Effects of Pilates on endurance, flexibility, balance, and posture

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Dr. June Kloubec at Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota reports her findings. (more…)

Yoga and Pilates: Is there an association with body image and eating disorders

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, reviewed data from Project EAT (Eating and Activity in Teens and Young Adults) — a study of factors that influence eating habits of adolescents. (more…)

Another review of Pilates for low back pain

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

This time, researchers at the Peninsula Medical School, in Exeter, UK, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Pilates for low back pain?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

In 2004, Prof. Chris Maher from The University of Sydney, in Australia concluded, “Physical treatments, such as… Pilates therapy… [is] either of unknown value or ineffective and so should not be considered.”

Now, researchers from Pilates Core Kinesis, in Madrid, Spain have published an updated review of the state of the art. (more…)

Benefits of Pilates in breast cancer patients

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Researchers at Ege University, in Izmir, Turkey studied the impact of Pilates exercises on physical performance, flexibility, fatigue, depression, and quality of life in women treated for breast cancer. (more…)

Pilates and gait analysis in patients with back pain

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Researchers at Paraiba Valley University, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil studied the effect of the Pilates method on the gait of patients with low back pain. (more…)

Pilates, and preventing neck and shoulder disorders

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

pilatesShoulder biomechanics and spine alignment are related to neck-shoulder pain.

Researchers from McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec studied the effects of Pilates. (more…)

Benefits after 8 weeks of Pilates

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

pilates_mat_1Researchers from the University of Miami, in Florida report their experience. (more…)

Who cleans the yoga mats?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

During a cruise last spring I took some classes in Pilates. We used blue spongy yoga mats, and I remember thinking to myself each time I picked one from the pile in the corner, “Are these things ever cleaned?


School children are learning yoga for stress control

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

The Miami Herald reports that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a pressure-packed time for kids.

To address this need, companies offering a yoga curriculum and teacher training have cropped up nationwide, according to the article, with some adding academics to the stretches.

Some examples in Florida.


Pilates for low back pain

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Lynda Lippin (photo) is a Pilates teacher and personal trainer. “I started practicing the method because of chronic back pain. After trying physical therapy and yoga, it was doing Pilates regularly that got me out of pain.”

She also mentions a study that supports her view. (more…)