Pilates Quote: Functional Movement

by | Apr 16, 2014 | Functional Movement, Quotes | 2 comments

Hard work doesn’t always have to be hard…  By training efficient functional movement habits, so that all muscles are properly developed and working harmoniously together, tasks or “work” that once seemed difficult can become effortless.

Are you ready to enjoy a little more pleasure in your life?  Do Pilates, it makes everything better…  but especially your brain-body connection.  Develop your muscles in the right way so that everything you do for work and play can be fun, efficient, and easy.

***Get started on the road to balanced muscle development with a quick posture check.  See where you rate with this quick Posture Quiz to stay strong, fit, flexible, and injury-free.

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Aliesa George: Over the past three decades, Aliesa George has helped assist people with their personal health journeys by sharing, teaching, and developing Pilates, Foot Fitness, and other Mind-Body programs.


  1. Bob Karcher

    I recently underwent knee replacement surgery on my left leg which has already undergone ankle fusion surgery a number of years ago. I now experience frequent ankle pain during and after standing and walking. I’m wondering if there is some kind of orthopedic shoe that would relieve stress on the ankle. Would appreciate any thoughts or recommendations you might care to share.

    • Aliesa George

      Hi Bob, Any time we have an injury, whether it’s due to an accident, or overuse and wear and tear there is a tendency to change our posture and gait habits. With an ankle fusion, that joint is no longer going to move, so the body has to compensate for the loss and create a new gait pattern. There are a lot of foot and lower leg muscles whose attachments are further up on the calf, which might explain why know after a knee replacement you are experiencing more ankle pain. It would be best for you to bring this to the attention of your surgeon and physical therapist to see what recommendations they have to alleviate your pain. A specialized shoe, or custom-fit insole might help, especially if there is a leg length change from your surgeries. But I have to say knowing what muscles you need to be stretching and strengthening to bring your legs into balance, and working diligently on them (for the rest of your life…) will optimally give you the most relief, and help to keep you mobile and active. Find a good Pilates teacher in your area. Pilates can be a great way to take the stress off your joints and retrain your body for better health.


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