Post Rehab/Corrective Exercise

These sessions1.  are for those currently undergoing or immediately following treatment for a health condition or injury as prescribed by a physician, physical therapist, chiropractor or other medical professional or  2.  for those dealing with chronic health conditions, muscular pain, and/or alignment challenges.  

What to expect:  You will meet with a post rehabilitation and corrective exercise professional for a review of your health history and to conduct an initial comprehensive assessment that consists of manual muscle testing and/or movement screens that determine alignment and muscular imbalances.  Part of the assessment will assist in honing in on where these imbalances might be originating.  After that, you will schedule additional private sessions to implement a customized program specific to your body's individual needs. 

Biofeedback Surface EMG:   Assesses muscle function by recording muscle activity from the surface above the muscle on the skin.  This objective feedback provides valuable information on muscle activation, symmetry, and endurance.  Since muscles work in groups, it allows both client and practitioner to see imbalances.  It also allows for immediate feedback on which movements or exercises will work the best to correct these imbalances.  Along with our other testing techniques, your home routine will revolve around this valuable information and we will reassess progress after a few weeks.

Collaboration:  We will work with your medical professional to assist in the transition out of therapy, into post rehabilitation, and ultimately an exercise maintenance program.   Staying in contact with your medical professional is an important part of the process to ensure we're providing you with the best protocol based approach, as well as ensure this is the best approach for your body.  Please call or email the studio to set up an initial assessment.


"After struggling with back pain for years and trying every medical and therapy option available, I have finally found relief working with Heather at Lakeshore Pilates.  Thank You! - Holly


"Heather initially worked in conjunction with my Physical Therapist, which I appreciated and demonstrated her commitment to my well-being.  Once I was discharged from PT, Heather continued to pay attention to my body mechanics and always has time to take her advanced academic knowledge and scale it down to easy to understand explanations.  I am stronger, more flexible and continue to see improvement through personalized sessions that keep me moving forward.  I recommend Lakeshore Pilates without any reservation."  -Jane, Registered Nurse

"After having multiple back and neck issues my excellent physical therapist recommended Pilates, in particular, Heather at Lakeshore Pilates, to focus on exercise rehab and strengthening.  Now, I feel 20 years younger.  This past summer, I was able to kayak, hike, swim, and bike during my vacation - all in one week - with NO problems!  Pilates is the best age defying method available!"

- Nancy, Physician 


"I have had problems with my SI joint for quite some time.  Working with Heather has been amazing!  The first session I was able to walk with relief.  And since I have been coming once a week, I have had no SI joint pain...none!  What a blessing!"  -Mickey


"Magic!  My shoulder feels so much better after just one session.  It's amazing.  I'm so grateful for your work." -Susan

"I just want you to know my pelvic floor home routine to help with prolapse is making a big difference.  I have noticed a significant change.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!"  -Sarah


"Even though I don't do my home routine as much as I should, I'm still amazed at how great my back feels!" - Jill


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Heather Dibkey, MS, PMA-CPT, CES, PES, Master Pilates Teacher, Master Pfilates Pelvic Floor Medicine Teacher


Heather has over twenty years of medically based exercise experience.  She holds under graduate and graduate degree's in exercise and movement science.  For her Master's of Science degree, she obtained an additional speciality graduate certificate in Corrective Exercise and Post Rehabilittion.   Prior to opening Lakeshore Pilates in 2003, she worked in the medical field as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation, a Clinical Coordinator for a coronary health improvement program, and a Health Educator.  In addition to her educational degrees, she has multiple certifications and/or additional training in medical exercise, manual muscle testing, corrective exercise, activation techniques, pelvic floor exercise, performance enhancement, and Pilates. Heather completed an intensive internship at the Center for Pelvic Floor Medicine in Nevada and is honored to be on faculty there where she assists with trainings throughout the country.




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