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Disc Protrusion and Rehabilitation Lauren Thornton-Brown June 12, 2011 Carlsbad
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The usefulness of BASI Pilates for rehabilitation from an injury was easily demonstrated by my own unique experience. I consider the situation of working with someone who did not have the proper training a beneficial mistake. I did not have spine stability. I did not have abdominal strength. My posture and pelvis were completely out of alignment. My shoulders were tight and rounded. My attempts to correct that created compensatory strategies, which increased my instability and downgraded my flexibility. Education was a key component for my success. I had to learn that “fitness” was not what I had understood all those many years. I began to understand that “fitness” was truly a whole body issue. Second to that was the importance of the trainer assessing my strength and fitness to create a modified approach, which gently encouraged my body to achieve stability along with strength. Finally, the philosophy of the BASI method was profoundly impacting to my psyche. I believe that a key to my injury, and thus a key to my rehabilitation was that I did not trust myself and my body reflected that imbalance. BASI taught me kindness, gentleness, compassion along with determination, repetition and stability creates whole body strength. The subject of my paper is myself as I sustained an injury during a Pilates
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workout session with a trainer who facilitated a workout she referenced as “boot camp.” I am a 26-year-old woman who has been interested in fitness and health since adolescence. The trainer was someone whose training was billed as certified in Pilates. I have since discovered the difference in training methods from those that represent themselves as certified in Pilates methods and the BASI method. The injury was a herniated disc (L5) to the lumbar spine and happened as a result of doing a cross over lunge. A herniated disc is defined as a localized  displacement—i.e., a focal protrusion—of disc material. The disc and surrounding  ligaments “hurt” from tearing or increased pressure, the trainer had earned my trust, as she was kind and encouraging. Again, I have since discovered the difference in training and methodology as I saw how my body posture, strength, and shape completely and dramatically changed after following the BASI Pilates protocols. My introduction to Pilates was as a result of interest in an exercise and
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course KINESIOLOG 111 taught by Professor Marks during the Spring '11 term at San Diego State.

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