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Natalie Imrisek

Natalie Imrisek, MSPT, CSCS, graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in science of physical therapy. She specializes in working with dancers and performers. In 2009, she supplemented her physical therapy background by obtaining a Pilates certification through Balanced Body University. She can be reached at www.facebook.com/natalieimrisek.cscs or nataliephysicaltherapy.intuitwebsites.com/.

Article Archive

Pilates and Ankle Sprains

July 24, 2013

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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Cuing for Pre-Hundred

August 4, 2012

When you look at classic pictures of Joseph Pilates performing the hundred, it’s hard not to notice that his form isn’t quite what we see today in many studios or classes.

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10 Pilates Tips for Posture and Alignment

March 29, 2012

Assessing clients’ posture or alignment can sometimes be overwhelming for both novice and experienced Pilates instructors. Even with all our knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, movement and injuries, it can be hard to know where to start. A useful approach when assessing movement patterns is to focus on footwork on the reformer. It’s powerful to see the transformation that occurs in clients with each repetition. More important, clients walk away with a better sense of how their bodies move.

10 Tips for 10 Toes

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A Pilates Approach to Posture and Alignment

December 23, 2011

Assessing clients’ posture or alignment can sometimes be overwhelming for both novice and experienced Pilates instructors. Even with all our knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, movement and injuries, it can be hard to know where to start.

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