Hi. I am Amanda Savage, a specialist pelvic floor physiotherapist and experienced Pilates teacher. I write this blog to offer a few extra tricks and tips to our active PhysioPilates customers. To anyone else who has come across it – welcome, please enjoy and engage with us.
I write wearing three different hats. I have my ‘lots of studying & experience of anatomy/function/rehab’ Physiotherapy hat, I have my eagle-eyed Pilates Instructor one and I also wear the hat of a ’40-something woman/mum who needs to do pilates regularly herself otherwise she would have backache, poor posture and a much bigger bottom!
So sometimes I get really technical and a bit teachery-physio about technique and muscles and breathing and accuracy – all the pedantic detail that makes Pilates what it is and why Physios think it so good for you. Sometimes I’m writing just as a passionate Pilates teacher (all Pilates teachers get very passionate) trying to help you to be graceful, effective, motivated to look after yourself and challenged to improve. Then sometimes I just write the thoughts I have had as a ‘real’ person who does Pilates and wonders about this & that and the point of things or inspired by all of my wonderful class pupils and the unexpected little conversations and questions that we have in class.
I hope the connection between these worlds comes through in these postings to make this a useful read with interesting and rewarding insights to improve your Pilates practice and your own health and wellbeing. With your feedback and comments it would be fun to grow this blog to be a great resource for many people. Please do join in the conversations!