My Pilates Journey
A few years ago, I was in a very bad way and on a fast-track route to being permanently immobile. It was at this worst point that I found out I have a Hypermobility condition – and my problems were not going to simply go away as I had hoped….
I was told quite simply that I…needed to ‘accept my limitations of my condition’ and that I would have to adapt to a restricted way of living.
I’m not very good at being told what I can’t do…. :-)
I soon became aware of the complexities of Hypermobility conditions, and the limited knowledge out there amongst the medical profession (although thankfully, this is hugely improving). The details have been difficult for me to get my head around, let alone for my friends/family to understand.
My specialist did however, give me a ‘game-plan’, and that was to manage my condition by finding a ‘good Pilates specialist’. Fab! A way forward!
Boy it’s been a long hard journey!
Little did I know how hard it would be. During this long struggle, I knew I needed to stay positive and keep focused on progress made (and not get down-hearted about not how far I had to go). My Pilates enabled me to successfully build my strength and move forward in my journey. I realised very quickly that progress would not have been made if I tried to ‘keep up with everyone else’. It only would have resulted in too much pain and highly likely to have given up. Thank goodness I listened to my own body and accepted the progress made as my own – and not compared to any one else’s journey.
Without this underpinning in everything I have worked upon, I would not be here to tell the tale. And it is this foundation that I encourage everyone to take upon themselves. Follow your journey, be happy with your own progress and see yourself shine. As they say… You Do You!
Given my background into how I found Pilates, it is no surprise I am sure, to understand that my specialism lies in all forms of rehabilitation, for acute conditions or chronic conditions such as hypermobility.
Feel free to contact me to see how I can help you with Pilates. Your session can be remote or at our very own studio.