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EMBERSIDHE
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2/25/10 11:53 P

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A friend of mine purchased the spark book also. She is finding it great.

Glad to see other members are purchasing it as well

HUGS and welcome to all here who are new
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2/21/10 12:12 P

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I know what you mean, Cuttinabby, I didn't do my exercises yesterday, and I paid for it all day with back pain. I had to use my interferential unit (like a TENS machine) three times.
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2/21/10 11:17 A

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Thanks for sharing . I have been given some of these exercise by my chiropractor and they do help. The key is to do them consistently ,at times I just start my day without and I usually pay for it.


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2/20/10 1:59 P

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Thanks for posting! Those are exercises that I have found really helpful. I have benign joint hypermobility syndrome, so a lot of exercises tend to stretch everything out and make me feel "dislocated" in a sense. Having my core super fit has been the only way to minimize pain in my hips and back.


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SLIMMERKIWI
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2/10/10 11:32 P

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Pilates has 100's of exercises and "the 100's" is only one of them. Those exercises described ARE actually Pilates exercies. It is just a case of having an Instructor who is qualified, and VERY experienced. Mine has the added bonus of being a Physiotherapist, so she tells me sometimes "You don't do this one" or "you'll have to do it this way instead", or even "do this exercise instead of what the others are doing". works REALLY well like that.

Those two exercises you described are two that I have to do differently, as well. Because of scoliosis I can't take my legs down as far while laying on my back - especially if it is both legs being stretched out. For me I need to have them higher for that. It isn't so bad, tho' if it is only one leg at a time.

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2/10/10 10:57 P

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Kris, I don't do well with Pilates. For example, the hundreds exercise causes me back pain, as does the saw. The exercises in this link may be something your Pilates teacher does.


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We do those exercises at Pilates. My Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructor still goes around various ones in the class to adjust the members position so that they don't do any damage. You need to be aware of where your spine is on the floor and not arch your back while doing them. They ARE the basis of Pilates, tho' in that yes - they are very good core strengtheners. For those of with with skeletal issues, it still pays to be assessed properly and maybe have some exercises adapted to our specific needs.

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2/10/10 5:32 P

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I printed out these exercises. I have noticed that since I have been doing exercises I feel better. Interestingly enough, they are NOT the ones my physical therapist gave me for lower back pain. Those didn't help at all!


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