Pilates and Ankle Sprains

by: Natalie Imrisek

Teaching Skills

Learn more about a common injury and how Pilates can help.

Pilates is a wonderful tool for helping a client who is recovering from an ankle injury, as weight and impact on the ankle joint can be less during Pilates than during many other forms of exercise.

Most of us have rolled an ankle. We trip while walking, running, dancing or playing sports—and often we try to self-diagnose with rest, ice, compression and elevation. While this approach may suffice with a very minor injury, a true ankle sprain requires more attention.

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IDEA Pilates Today, Volume 4, Issue 4

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About the Author

Natalie Imrisek IDEA Author/Presenter

A physical therapist who began her career in New York City working with some of the leading dance companies, Broadway Shows and Off-Broadway shows. She worked as a physical therapist and pilates inst...