Case Study: Knee Pain and Hyper-Flexibility

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In this brilliant learning session, Lori takes her student Mari through a mat workout that addresses Mari's knee pain. Mari's pain is caused by her overly-flexible joints and, like anyone dealing with this common body issue, she finds it difficult to ‘feel’ anything unless she goes to the very end range of her flexibility. That end range is too far, particularly for a weight-bearing joint such as the knees and the result is inflammation and pain. Lori uses her cues, images and hands-on techniques to help Mari learn to rein in her movement and instead build strength to protect her joints as well as recognize the muscular sensation that is correct alignment. It's an invaluable session for anyone dealing with pain in a hyper-mobile body. Visit Lori at Atlas Pilates in Seattle, Washington where she offers Teacher Training as well as private sessions.

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  1. AngelicaRose
    AngelicaRose 4 years ago

    This is exactly what my knees have needed, I also have knees that lock and very weak muscles that do not pull that knee cap into place. Two physical therapist saw the problem but weren’t able to address it with the clarity that Lori addresses it here.. Glad I finally have some productive knee exercises to work into my Pilates mat routine!!!

  2. natasa gerosideri 5 years ago

    great quality class.

    • Lori Coleman-Brown Author
      Lori Coleman-Brown 5 years ago

      Hi Natasa. Glad you enjoyed the class!

  3. Kathi Ross Nash

    love this class!

  4. ladyjane 7 years ago

    Great case study! Very deep! Thank you Lori and Mari it is the little details that make the difference!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

      Hi Jane. Yes, important details are so important 🙂

  5. Lori Coleman-Brown
    Lori Coleman-Brown 7 years ago

    Hi Judy. I’m glad to be your knees’ helper and happy to know there are 2 more healthy joints in the world!

  6. Lori, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you filming this class on hyper-flexibility! I too, like Mari have the flexibility in my knees and I have never had anyone explain how to work with a hyper-flexible knee in getting the leg to “turn on” as clearly as you have shown! Teachers have told me to lift up out of my knee cap and I never quite understood what that meant. Now I have some homework ahead of me! You have saved my knees from destruction! LOL!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Judy 🙂

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