Hi. I am Amanda Savage, a specialist pelvic floor physiotherapist and experienced Pilates teacher. I write the articles on ProPelvic.com to offer a few extra tricks and tips to our active PhysioPilates Academy pupils and our wider community of previous pupils and pilates fans.
I write wearing three different hats. I have my ‘lots of studying & experience of anatomy/function/rehab’ Pelvic Health Physiotherapy hat, I have my eagle-eyed Pilates Instructor one and I also wear the hat of a ’50-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 well-being. 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!