Brent Anderson PhD, president and CEO Polestar Pilates Education, is a physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist. He specializes in performing arts medicine and Pilates-evolved techniques for rehabilitation. Anderson lectures internationally and consults with physical therapy companies, universities and other educational bodies throughout the world. In addition, he owns and operates a comprehensive Pilates conditioning and physical therapy center, which has served as a model for many other studios worldwide.
Greg arrived at my studio in pain, and in a wheelchair. Thirty years ago he broke his back during a “night jump” in Vietnam. A night jump is when a soldier jumps from a helicopter under cover of night, opens his or her parachute and lands blindly. Unable to see in the darkness, Greg hit the ground with his legs completely straight, sending a shock wave through his body, which resulted in a debilitating spinal injury.