Voted among top area P.T. studios

I’m pleased that Van Halsema Pilates was voted one of the Top Physical Therapy Clinics in Santa Monica in the Opencare.com-verified 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards!

Here’s the official award information:

Top Physical Therapy Clinics in Santa Monica

Congratulations to Van Halsema Pilates for winning the 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica Physical Therapist

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Diet Matters

In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, scientists at Arizona State University reported that healthy (but formerly sedentary) adult women who adopted a regular exercise routine not only gained weight, but increased body fat (not muscle mass).
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Pilates After Surgery

Post-Operative Pilates

So you’ve had surgery and you’re eager to return to your Pilates practice. Or perhaps your post-op recovery is motivating you to begin Pilates for the very first time? As soon as you have doctor’s permission to begin, doing Pilates could be one of the best means possible for getting back into shape!
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Got You Down?

More than 2 million Americans are affected by a type of arthritis called Rheumatoid Arthritis.  RA is one of more than 80 autoimmune diseases, each one having its own set of symptoms.  RA causes joint inflammation that results in pain, deformity, fatigue, problems with range of motion, and resulting depression. Continue reading

Pilates and Multiple Sclerosis

Pilates is a very popular method of exercise that began in the early 1900s by its founder, Joseph Pilates.  It offers great benefits to individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, since it focuses on controlled breathing, core strengthening,  and smooth flowing movements.
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