Hello friends! I wanted to share with you my Pilates Heals story…
In a freak accident, at age 5 my right femur was broken with a baseball bat. Sounds crazy, I know… It truly was an accident. It seemed back then that I healed from the injury and went on to live a normal life. But, when I was in my mid-twenties I began having a lot of trouble walking. Pain would seize my hip and I would be limping to compensate. It became really hard to get around. I managed somehow but it worsened over a few years time. It became so unbearable, and it began to move to my back and my leg. I knew I needed to do something!
I started on a healing journey. I had already tried chiropractic and acupuncture. Both were very helpful yet not long lasting. Then I found Pilates. In just a few private sessions I could tell we were on the right path. I could tell that Pilates heals. Many times, at the end of a Pilates session I would stand and notice a strange feeling of being more upright and more evenness in how I aligned my body. I say ‘strange’ feeling because it was not familiar to my system. I came to realize that after the freak accident at age 5, my traumatic injury was healed, but I wasn’t truly restored to be whole.
The injury had left me with a significant difference in one leg. At the time I didn’t understand, but now I know I was never standing evenly ever since. I certainly wasn’t walking evenly either! So after about 15-20 years of being in the state of un-evenness, a state of imbalance in alignment, my body was feeling the ‘wear and tear’ of it. It took me a while to make these connections to the old injury from so long ago.
Pilates was such a relief for me. Much more than just a workout, Pilates helped me understand my body, to re-train my nervous system, muscles and joints to work more efficiently. Pilates allowed me to strengthen areas I had no idea were weak. The best part is that Pilates allowed me to move pain free.