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Thanks to the support and donations of many, the PMA Pilates Certification Exam is ready and available for administration.

You can take the test in you local area at an approved test center. For more information go to http://www.pmapilatescertified.com!

The "official" PMA Pilates Certification Exam Study Guide is available at just $39.95! You can purchase it online at www.pilatesmethodalliance.org or call the PMA at 866-573-4945 to purchase!


Links to Useful Articles:

Diaphragmatic Rupture during Pilates
      by Yang, et. al.

Read this 2010 case report of a Pilates student who experienced a spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture while doing Pilates. Published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Download the case report....

An Ideal Fit

The low-impact, strengthening principles of Pilates make it a perfect exercise practice for most Baby Boomers

from Rehab Management, June 2006

Pain-free Pregnancy

How to cater a Pilates program to the pregnant and post-pregnant patient.

from Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists, Nov. 2006

Adapting Pilates for fitness for special patient populations

from Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists, July 2006

Considering Pilates

One PT decided to check the method out for herself.

from Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists, Nov. 2005

Bones About It

Lifestyle, adult height/weight have more of an impact on bone health than previously thought.

from Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists, Aug. 2005

Brittle Bones

from Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists

Pilates, with Precautions

An ADVANCE interview with geriatrics specialist Sherri Betz, PT.

from Advance Magazine for Physical Therapists, Oct. 2004

Modifying Pilates For Clients With Osteoporosis
      by Sherri R. Betz, PT

Published in the April 2005 edition of the IDEA Fitness Journal. This article is a comprehensive look at the Pilates for Osteoporosis Program here at TheraPilates.

Postmenopausal Spinal Osteoporosis: Flexion vs. Extension Exercises
      by Mersheed Sinaki, et. al.

89% of the participants in this study suffered an additional compression fracture after participating in flexion (curl up) exercises. Gives the scientific support and rationale for avoiding all spinal flexion exercises in those with low bone density!

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