Victoria Torrie-Capan Pilates Case Study

Combatting Stiffness Case Study

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Sit in on Victoria's session with her student Cyndi and let the knowledge soak in. In this particular case study you'll gain tons of tricks and inspiration for opening up stiff bodies. Cyndi struggles with a tight back, chest and hips in addition to a previously dislocated shoulder. Victoria re-sets Cyndi's alignment by opening up her chest, upper and lower back, and her hips with the Spine Corrector. After Cyndi is properly squared off, Victoria helps her build muscle memory for long term support and maintenance of this frame. She does so using the Baby Chair and by prioritizing alignment over intensity of strengthening. Pay close attention to Victoria's cues and how she catches and corrects resistance and misalignment in Cyndi's motion. Visit Victoria at her studio Pilateson66.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Nkemp 3 years ago

    Just curious as why you have her lift the scapula when arms are going into extension on the spine corrector?
    Great vid! Thanks!

  2. Ceto02
    Ceto02 4 years ago

    You said it all Pilatesdurham.

  3. catedavies 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tips on teaching the Tree on the spine corrector. As a new teacher, I’ve only practised it on the reformer & found it difficulty not to lose hip alignment. Not encountered the baby chair before. It looks really useful.

  4. Victoria, you cease to amaze me! Thank you for sharing!

  5. PILATESDURHAM 4 years ago

    I’ve come to the conclusion that you are a genius Victoria. Your calm manner, and ability cue and guide the student through a movement to help them achieve proper execution of the exercise, blows me away! Thankyou for sharing your talent x

  6. apcirque 4 years ago

    Great video Victoria…thanks for sharing!!!

  7. pilatesgal50 4 years ago

    Love the connection of the Spine Corrector to the Arm Chair. Brilliant! Thanks, Victoria.

  8. Kerry 4 years ago

    Nice to see lots of good work on the baby chair! Thank you!

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