In this workshop, Sean Gallagher helps us understand what we can and cannot do to modify imbalances in the skeleton. Not all imbalances can be fixed, but, as Sean explains, you can work with them by adjusting your Pilates practice in a way that still promotes overall symmetry and removes strain. Most accommodation for imbalances occurs in the feet and hips, therefore placing much of the strain on the knees. By analyzing the anatomy of the lower extremities in relation to the skeleton, Sean explains how proper Footwork can set the entire body back into alignment and strengthen it symmetrically without the need for any accommodation that would further increase muscular imbalances. He shares tricks for determining the exact anatomy of your imbalance and what adjustments need to be made accordingly. You'll find a new level of appreciation and respect for the Footwork series and understand why we know it as "the foundation of Pilates". Visit Sean at Performing Arts Physical Therapy.