By: Special Advertising Section January 17, 2014
Q: Can Pilates help women who are experiencing bone loss?
A: Osteoporosis affects mostly postmenopausal women, and it can have devastating effects. At Pilates Fitness Evolution, Ron Jegadeesh, P.T., M.B.A., works with women to lessen bone loss through Pilates-based physical therapy.
“I have seen women with osteoporosis make remarkable changes in their body after four months of Pilates,” he says.
Osteoporosis mainly affects the spinal vertebrae, hips, and wrists, but Pilates-based bone-building exercises and spinal stabilization have been successful in halting the progression of the disease.
“Pilates is often a permanently effective tool because it strengthens the entire body and its core musculature,” Jegadeesh explains.
An early diagnosis is vital to ensuring that treatment will be most effective.