Gloria Gasperi Achilles Pilates Workshop

Case Study: Mariella’s Shortened Achilles (ITALIAN)

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When Mariella first came to Pilates with Gloria, her left heel never touched the ground when she walked due to a shortened achilles tendon--the result of a bone cancer surgery. While her foot was the most visible problem, Mariella complained of trouble breathing when she slept and in her first lesson it became clear that the compression in her chest was coming from the shortened chain on the injured side of her body and her awkward gait. Instead of focusing on the foot, Gloria’s goal has been to work her whole body using the Pilates system; in this video Gloria leads Mariella through the workout that has restored the use of her foot. For Teacher Training, lessons and more, visit Gloria at Studio Pilates di Gloria Gasperi where this was filmed.

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  1. Anna Zini 2 years ago

    Questo video è il mio preferito! Ci sono moltissimi spunti , informazioni e tanta concretezza. Il lavoro fatto così (Gloria sei speciale) apre la.visione del lavoro che è integrazione, rispetto, costanza, passuonerie, scoperta…..Grazie Gloria e Mariella.

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