When one of my clients told me her sister fractured her back doing rollover during a Pilates class, I was disturbed. Though the instructor knew there was a diagnosis of osteoporosis, she was not aware of the movement contraindications for her client. This woman experienced a vertebral fracture that was totally preventable.
The statistics are out there, and they’re scary. 70% of people with osteoporosis or osteopenia are undiagnosed. They don’t even know they have it and many of them are probably in your classes. We, as Pilates instructors, need to be fully informed, not only about what is contraindicated, but what we can proactively do to help this growing population stay healthy, strong and fracture-free. Read more →