In 2008, I was working in a traditional outpatient physical therapy clinic. I had been a physical therapist for about 6 years. I noticed I was continually seeing “repeat customers." Year after year, these poor patients would return with the same or similar issues or symptoms. I started to wonder why? How could we keep these patients out of pain for longer or even for good?
It seems that the traditional system doesn't allow for patients to fully heal, recover, and learn preventative care before being discharged. It felt clear to me that clients or patients needed a place to go where they could have continued healing, even when their symptoms were no longer present...and hence the birth of Pilates Santé!
I began seeing clients in my home after I left the PT clinic. Most of these clients had completed a lot of traditional outpatient PT, but continued to have intermittent issues with chronic conditions, such as degenerative disc disease of the spine, total hip and knee replacements, autoimmune issues, chronic migraines, and more. Pilates therapeutic movement allowed them to continue safe movement and progression of strength and mobility exercises. The common response post session was “I feel soooo good!"
Soon Pilates Santé began to grow, and I needed to move to a studio space (other then my home) and hire another teacher. This growth has steadily continued over the years. This year marks the 14th anniversary of Pilates Santé - as a team of 5 therapists and 4 pilates instructors!
I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to teach the Pilates method (which has been a part of my life and healing path since childhood) in a safe and effective way. Thank you so much to you, our Pilates Santé clients, for trusting us with your care!