Since Pilates incorporates many physical therapy based exercises our trainers are educated in utilizing specific techniques, modifications and variations to benefit those with injuries. We have decades of experience working with people with low back pain, knee, shoulder and hip injuries and issues and offer post-rehab clients exceptional results in minimizing pain and maximizing movement efficiency.
At EHF Pilates in Carlsbad, our studio is equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus (Reformers, Trap tables, Towers, Combo / Wunda Chairs and spine correctors) and numerous props (including balance and stability balls, mats, pillows, wedges, hand held weights, therapy bands, Stretching straps, Stabilizers, Bosu, yoga mats and blocks and other small apparatus and attachments) to allow a great session even with a sprained ankle, broken legs, hand or arm injury, labral hip or shoulder tear, low back pain, stiff neck, etc. In most cases, we will be able to train you and you will still get maximum results! Many of our clients have benefited greatly from EHF Pilates post-rehab work despite their injuries and typically feel much better after their sessions. Remember it is always important to listen to your body and communicate with your trainer as to what you are feeling and how you believe the session is going as most injuries are not the same and we do not offer a “cookie cutter” series of exercises for any one individual during private training. Your experience, neuromuscular connection and ability to work in a range of motion that allows you to find “progress not perfection” allows us to safely and effectively offer a great variety of exercises to aid in the rehabilitation of your injuries.
Studies have found the practice of Pilates helps people learn more about themselves through both sensory and neuromescular control which translates to an enhancement of what they are able to accomplish in life… outside of EHF Pilates studio in Carlsbad. Because we help build your strength AND self-confidence – especially in the post-rehab setting – you will be amazed how this will juxtapose your everyday life. EHF Pilates Owner and Master Trainer, Natalie Walker has successfully trained clients with spinal trauma, including paraplegia as well as clients with MS, MD, Autism and other undiagnosed issues. We offer a complementary assessment to anyone who suffers from an injury or neuromuscular issue in order to assess your goals and your ability to practice at our studio. House calls are available at an increased rate and are only available for a limited time on a limited basis.
If you are under the care of a physician, or other medical professional who has suggested you can, or should not exercise, then please don’t… otherwise, our trainers will work with you to create a routine which includes “homework”. Provided you comply with our homework offerings, provide feedback, attend your sessions regularly as scheduled and give your sessions 100% you should attain immeasurable results. If you have an injury, we will require a medical release from your physician before beginning, or returning to your exercise program and may request a copy of the findings from you MRI or X-ray or the information of contraindications from your Physician, Chiropractor or Physical Therapist whether in writing, e-mail or during a phone call. For individuals with more severe injuries, we requires you to participate in private training as opposed to group or semi-private sessions, so your progress may be monitored and proper modifications can be strictly adhered to.