If you have a spine, and especially if you have back pain or teach Pilates or any movement to clients with back pain and spine pathologies, this episode is for you!
Today's guest is the fabulous Gwen Miller, author of the upcoming book, Safe Movement for All Spines - A Guide to Spinal Anatomy and How to Work with 21 Spine and Hip Conditions, and creator of The Dynamic Spine, a continuing education course for Pilates, yoga, and fitness professionals.
Gwen and I talk all things spine. We address the dangers of keeping the spine static and "neutral", discuss the importance of recognizing that every spine is different, and talk about how to allow every person to move in safe and supportive ways.
Listeners save 25% on The Dynamic Spine enrollment using the code PilatesGoddess:
Gwen Miller is a certified Pilates teacher with over 20 years of experience, a registered yoga therapist, and a Hendrickson Method manual therapist.
After losing 80 pounds and rediscovering her health, Gwen Miller discovered that she had “degenerative disc disease” and “degenerative joint disease.” She was only forty!
Unfortunately, due to her prior obesity and poor posture, the discs between her spinal vertebrae had become compressed and worn thin, and this caused excessive wear-and-tear of Gwen's spinal vertebrae. It was shocking news. She had to change everything she was doing or my discs and spine would continue to degenerate.
That was when Gwen discovered Pilates. At first, it was just another certification to add to her ever-growing list of qualifications, but when she found that it was a system of exercise that she could do even with her degenerated spine, Gwen fell in love. So much so that twenty years later she's a Master Instructor for Balanced Body Pilates, an international Pilates education company.
Gwen has a reputation as a teacher who helps people, working with those who have spinal pathologies and other joint issues, or are healing from injuries or surgeries.
Website - https://www.gwenmillerstudio.com
The Dynamic Spine Course - https://www.gwenmillerstudio.com/the-dynamic-spine/ (use code PilatesGoddess and save 25%)
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