I have a Pilates client with diverticulitis who is unable to lie on her back for any length of time without feeling nauseous. This makes any work on the Reformer very difficult. She is extremely weak and tires easily. Has anyone else worked with a client that has this condition? If so, what types of exercises work best?
I am my own client, a certified personal trainer, I have had two serious bouts of diverticulitis. Additionally, I participate in two Pilates mat classes a week .
When the disease is symptomatic , it’s hard to exercise. It’s common for the individual to lose weight and have little energy. I have had no trouble exercising when the disease is under control. When it flares up, the “pounces” become inflamed and infection sets in. Heavy doses of antibiotics are prescribed and I can’t imagine anyone “training” during that time. The liquid diet can only be maintained for a short time. The nausea could be from lack of nutrients and/or medications she may be on.
Has your client seen a Nutrionist or Dietician?