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Pilates is designed to increase overall body strength, core control, improve range of motion (ROM) and flexibility as well as balance and proprioception.

Pilates has helped everyone from Olympic skiers and CrossFit enthusiasts to the Philadelphia Eagles football team and two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. Most importantly, it has been used as an amazing rehab tool.

The training Ilene is most proud of is Pilates for neurological conditions.

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI) come to her center for her expertise.

Many of Ilene’s clients have been forever changed due to their training at her studio. She helps prevent foot drop in MS and Parkinson’s patients.

Her young SCI patient who is a paraplegic is ecstatic to be able to stand up holding on as well as do Pilates on the equipment because she has gained incredible core strength and control.

Ilene has built upon her education in the years since earning her degree in exercise physiology. She completed a rigorous rehabilitation program from Polestar Pilates. She’s a nationally certified Pilates professional (NCPT), the only recognized certification in Pilates. She must take continuing education to keep her certification, which allows her to add to her vast bank of knowledge each year.

At the center, Ilene offers a combination of chiropractic care, Pilates rehabilitation and massage therapy to give patients a full holistic approach to healing from injuries as well as neurological conditions.

For more info contact Ilene at 215-579-9200.

PHOTO CAP: Ilene working with Amanda, spinal cord injury patient, on the Pilates Reformer.

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