Finding The Right Pilates Trainer For You
2019 brings a reminder to all of us to look at how we are taking care of our bodies. What do you need to do in 2019 to enhance your health? Are you ready and motivated to start exercising?
As every year goes by, I recognize the benefit of living a healthy lifestyle. As both a Physical Therapist and Pilates trainer, I have always tried to encourage my clients to choose a lifestyle which, of course, includes an exercise program. Both my education and skills, as a Physical Therapist and Pilates trainer, have equipped me to improve my clients experience with exercise. If we have a positive experience with moving our bodies, we most likely will try to do it again.
Most of us typically know that we should be exercising and sometimes we have our reasons for not exercising. In my private Pilates setting, clients have made a decision to start an exercise program. I get to use the benefits of my Physical Therapy education and the Pilates method (strength, coordination, balance, motor control, flexibility, breathing) into developing a specific exercise program for clients. This method allows the exercise program to be more successful for the client. I get to facilitate the client to integrate the whole body approach and movement into the exercise program. I have a variety of equipment (reformer, trap table, chair, and barrel) in my Pilates studio which gives me the opportunity to modify or advance an exercise. Each client has different impairments and my assortment of equipment allows me to try to meet where the client is physically at.
Due to the complexity of the clients I see, I made the decision to further my education in both Pilates and in the physical therapy assessment and exercise with aging adults. I completed the following: 2 different Pilates training programs (classical through PhysicalMind Institute and Polestar Rehab Pilates), PMA® Pilates certification as well as, the national APTA certified exercise expert for aging adults (CEEAA). These advanced training methods have equipped me with a wide variety of assessment tools to work with the aging adult.
If you are struggling to find the right type of exercise for you, contact me or another Physical Therapist with Pilates training through the APTA, Polestar Pilates or the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Patricia Oys PT, DPT, MSPT, CEEAA, PMA ® –
Patricia Oys received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of MN, her MS PT from the University of Indianapolis and her transitional doctorate degree from St. Scholastica. She has extensive training in Pilates with both classical and rehab training. She is certified in Pilates through the Pilates Method Alliance
She is passionate about helping people develop the right type of exercise program for them. In her leisure time, she loves running, Pilates, gardening and spending time with her family.