Pilates for Pink: Workouts for a Cause & Sports Injury Prevention
From the desk of Kristen M. Reynolds, DPT, CPT…
October is known to many as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but few are aware that it is also National Physical Therapy Month. Since 2005, Shape Magazine has partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) in an effort to raise awareness and funds for life-saving breast cancer research by producing Pilates for Pink+. This year, the American Physical Therapy Association has decided to focus NPTM on sports injury prevention across the lifespan.
In an effort to support these nationwide health and wellness initiatives, I have chosen to reinforce exercise as a key component to leading a healthy lifestyle by offering Pilates & Plies for Pink+, a unique fusion of classical mat and ballet barre exercises. As an orthopedic and sports physical therapist, I value these total body workouts because the exercises focus on alignment, balance, core stability, flexibility, and coordination and help to prevent overuse and athletic injuries.
Pilates & Plies for Pink+
Tuesday 10/18, Thursday 10/20, Tuesday 10/25, and Thursday 10/27
All classes will run from 12:15-1:00pm (perfect to squeeze in during your lunch hour!)
OMBE, 551 Boylston Street, 4th Floor
To benefit BCRF (www.bcrfcure.org) with execises that prevent overuse and athletic injuries
To reserve a class space, contact the front desk at 617.447.2222, email OMBE at firstname.lastname@example.org, or book online. Please donate $10 or more for each class by writing a personal check made payable to BCRF or going online to bcrfcure.org and donating via credit card, then bringing the printed receipts to class. And if you feel so inclined, wear pink to the event!
For more information about the Pilates for Pink+ program, visit http://www.shape.com/sites/shape.com/files/minisites/pfp/index.html. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristen at email@example.com or www.kpilatesrehab.com.
Kristen M. Reynolds, DPT, CPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Pilates Teacher
Kristen Reynolds earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2006 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009.
While practicing in orthopedics and sports medicine, a mentor introduced her to the Pilates Method and she has since pursued comprehensive certification to compliment her clinical interests. She has studied with Balanced Body, Peak Pilates, and most recently Balancepoint Pilates. She is an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections, as well as the APTA of Massachusetts Shoulder and Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Groups.
Always interested in sports and fitness, she is a former YMCA and Junior Olympic gymnast, coach, and ACE personal trainer. Integrating the Pilates principles and Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair repertoire into her physical therapy practice has produced successful rehabilitation outcomes for a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, elite athletes and dancers, and individuals with chronic orthopedic conditions. Kristen utilizes this alternative therapeutic approach to improve muscle performance and joint mobility, correct posture and alignment, enhance body awareness, and create an evenly conditioned body that is more resilient to extremity and spinal injury. She greatly enjoys designing programs to target personal goals, educating clients to incorporate Pilates into their daily activities, and teaching small group classes.
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