Pilates for Osteoporosis

 Kahlie shares the benefit of a reclining press without added compression that comes from standing.

Kahlie shares the benefit of a reclining press without added compression that comes from standing.

With more than 14 years of experience teaching exercise on the Pilates Reformer, Cathey Kahlie, MSPT, of Compass Physical Therapy, was excited to hear more evidence of the benefits of working on a Reformer at a recent Meeks Method Seminar on Osteoporosis. The Meeks Method, a comprehensive 12-point approach to the physical therapy management of patients with osteoporosis, is an evidence-based, SAFE and therapeutic movement program adaptable to all levels of care and all age groups. It has been shown to be useful in the care of patients with back pathologies such as spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease among others. 

"The Meeks Method is a strong proponent of using the Pilates Reformer for early intervention to help people safely gain strength and to protect from fractures," says Kahlie. She uses the reformer in addition to her yoga and 20 years of PT experience with patients of all ages and abilities and is even more motivated to help people with a diagnosis of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis achieve safe health. She is currently accepting new patients.