- 5 year celebration!
- anatomy fun
- at home
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- continuing ed/kinectED
- exercise of the month
- focus class
- for moms
- for runners
- go green
- kane school
- mentor program
- Pilates Challenge
- Pilates with a Partner
- Video included!
This season is all about giving thanks and celebrating with our loved ones, but it can also be a season filled with busy schedules, holiday shopping and colder winter temperatures. Combat the stress by giving yourself some much deserved TLC with our new wellness offering, Therapeutic Massage with Vienna!
Vienna Wilson L.M.T. draws upon both Eastern and Western therapeutic massage techniques to meet the specific needs of each client. She specializes in solution-oriented medical massage with advanced training in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Systemic Balancing and Relaxation, Sports Massage, Pre/Post Natal, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
In addition to manual therapy, Vienna teaches Pilates, Yoga and sports conditioning, integrating therapeutic and athletic movement into the healing process.
Therapeutic Massage: Q&A
Q: Who can benefit from therapeutic massage?
A: Almost every modern body can benefit from therapeutic massage, though there is extra value for those with active movement practices, healing from injury or under stress. (Check our website for a full list of benefits!)
Q: How often should I get a massage?
A: This depends on the person and condition treated but here are some rough guidelines to help you think about it.
Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape. Once a month is very good for healthy bodies in low-stress environments, moving a lot… barefoot… sorry New Yorkers :). With stress, athletics, sitting long periods etc, extra treatments may be needed to offset the resulting muscle tension patterns.
Athletes and other individuals who engage in intense physical activity may require therapeutic massage to enhance performance, prevent injury, and speed up their muscles’ recovery. The frequency of sessions may range from one to three times a week to three times a month.If massage therapy is performed as part of treatment for specific issues, the frequency varies according to the type of illness or injury, as well as overall health. I would be happy to coordinate a plan with your doctor or health care provider.
Q: How can therapeutic massage help improve my practice of Pilates, and/or any other form of exercise?
A: Therapeutic massage helps to balance muscle tone and length, assisting joint mechanics and health. The cleansing benefits to tissues speeds recovery.
More about Vienna:
Q:What are you most passionate about in your work?
A: I was drawn to this work because of the healing effect it has had on my own body. It’s exiting to be able to provide it and see the effects in others.
fave prop: High Barrel, if only it came travel-sized!
fave muscle: Zygomaticus major. (A key smile muscle)
fun fact about Vienna: I digitally archived photography collections for the Library of Congress, while living in an RV in Texas.
Vienna is available for Pilates and Therapeutic Massage sessions at Kinected. Book a session with Vienna now!
Our exercise of the month for November is reminiscent of summer’s most refreshing activity. This modification will fire up those major stabilizers.
Kneeling on all fours
Inhale: Contract Abdominals
Exhale: Extend opposite arm and leg
inhale: Return to starting position
Friday, November 15th: 2:30-7:30pm / Erika Bloom Pilates, 14 E. 60th St., 10th Fl / $200
Tennis players, golfers, and other racquet sport devotees are notorious for overusing certain muscles and underusing others. These improper biomechanics lead to injuries and an overall stunting of a playerʼs “game.” In this workshop, Kinected director Matt McCulloch, will delve deep into the complicated anatomy and biomechanics behind these sports, uncovering how to recognize bad habits and encourage the development of new ones. Matt will cover choreography utilizing both equipment and small props to help your athletic clients not only prevent injury but also take their game to the next level.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
At a dead end with programming ideas for back pain? Refresh your knowledge and revitalize your Pilates repertoire with this interactive workshop on back injuries taught by Kinected co-founder Matt McCulloch and Elliot Fishbein, a physical therapist with 12 years of experience and specialty training in low back disorders. Take a look at what participants can expect to learn from Matt & Elliot’s distinct perspectives:
Physical Therapist point of view:
- Pathology of the lumbar spine: spinal stenosis, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc diseases
- Different surgical procedures for the lumbar spine
- Principles of recovery and precautions in surgical clients
- Exercise principles for clients with pathology and/or surgery
- Different exercises with clients specific to the pathology/surgery
Pilates instructor point of view:
- Specifically modified Pilates exercises for degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylisthesis, herniated/ bulging disc
- Contraindications for degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylisthesis, Herniated/ bulging disc clients
- Programming post operative/post rehab- fusion, laminectomy, laminotomy, micordisectomy, disc replacement
- Red flags when a PT patient is transitioning from physical therapy to Pilates
- Core strength testing utilizing specifically modified Pilates exercises
- Case study of a physical therapy patient (with spinal fusions) that transitioned into a Pilates client
The workshop will take place this Saturday, 11/9 & Sunday, 11/10 from 9am-1pm both days. Sign up now!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, popular instructor & Kane School teacher trainer Dianne Wise will be presenting Pilates Programming for Breast Cancer Survivors: Parts 1 & 2 this weekend. Part 1 will be part lecture, part demonstration with a focus on mat programming while Part 2 will focus mainly on equipment programming. Please note: Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2. Here’s the breakdown:
Part 1 (Saturday, October 26th: 9am-3pm)
- Participants will learn about what breast cancer survivors will have experienced prior to coming to see a Pilates instructor (i.e. diagnostic procedures, treatment options, reconstruction options).
- The lymph system, and lymphedema, a condition many survivors face, as well as complications from this condition will be discussed in depth.
- Dianne will cover programming on the mat implementing all of this information.
Part 2 (Sunday, October 27th: 9am-1pm
- Dianne will pick up where she left off in Part 1 by focusing on equipment programming (reformer, chair & cadillac) with specific attention given to the treatment of clients with lymphedema.
Sign up for one or both workshops here!
In light of the upcoming NYC marathon on Nov 3, we’re posting Q&As with medical, fitness & wellness experts to support runners before — and after — the big day. Dr. Mark Klion is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine and is a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai. He is also an avid athlete himself, having completed six marathons and three iron man triathlons.
Q: Being a long distance athlete yourself, what is the most common pitfall marathon runners experience pre-marathon?
If this is the first marathon, runners begin to doubt themselves as the race approaches. If they have been on a good training plan, once all the work is finished, during last few weeks as they begin to taper the hard work will pay off. All too often an athlete tries to make up for the so-called “missed workout.” They may have missed a workout from illness, injury or other commitment and feel that they need to add it on to their schedule. This can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and not only is it not necessary but can lead to new injuries from overtraining. The goal in the last few weeks of training is to maintain race intensity workouts but decrease volume and allow for adequate recovery.
Q: How important are shoes for the actual marathon? Should they purchase new ones, use their current shoes?
The proper shoe is the one piece of equipment that is essential to a good run. Never would I recommend buying a new shoe prior to the marathon. Each shoe is different despite same model and size. A runner should probably put in about 2-3 weeks of breaking it in prior to running a marathon. Race shoe or training shoe? Light or heavy? Whatever the runner has been training in that is what they should use. Nothing new should be tried on race day!
Q: How important is ice in terms of a remedy for aches and pains pre and post marathon?
Ice is the cheapest, safest, and most effective way of reducing swelling and pain from the effects of running. Ice whether cubes in a bag, bag of frozen peas, or a reusable ice pack should be placed on the affected area for approximately 10-15 every 2-3 hours as needed. Always protect the skin from burning with either a soft cloth or towel and please don’t fall asleep with the ice pack on. I have seen athletes sustain skin burns from ice placed for too long on a given area.
Q: Do you find that sports massage integrated into training is beneficial?
Sports massage can be of potential benefit to any training program. As we are all limited on time, many of us neglect to continue stretching pre- and post- workouts. Hard workouts also often leave muscles tired and sore. Therapeutic sports massage intended to reduce muscle soreness and tightness through appropriate technique can help musculoskeletal recovery. In the week before a race an athlete should be cautious before engaging in a strenuous massage. Irritation and increased soreness can occur if too deep of a massage is performed. Post-race massage can be good for recovery to help flush swelling and by-products of exercise out of the extremities.
What is the most common injury that you see in marathon runners that could be prevented with a simple training adjustment or strengthening exercise before the race, and what is that adjustment?
Most if not all runners have some aspect of core weakness. This is because running involves essential one motion, forward propulsion. Our core, which includes our abdominal, pelvic and hip muscles, initiates motion and control balance. From repetitive running motion the core can be underutilized and subsequently become deconditioned. This can lead to increased stress to the lower extremities and cause subsequent injury. Exercises for core and hip strengthening, done for a few minutes a few times a week during all training cycles, can ensure a strong body foundation and help reduce common running injuries of the lower extremities.
Wed, 10/23: 7-8:15pm with Bennalldra Williams
Sun, 11/10: 2-3:15pm with Matt McCulloch & Elliot Fishbein, PT
Also be sure to check out our in-store Pilates for (post!) Marathoners series at Jack Rabbit Sports: Saturday, 11/16 at 8:30-9:30am — FREE! (JRS’s Union Square location, RSVP to email@example.com).