Beth A. Kaplanek, RN, BSN, is a Pilates instructor and practitioner of Pilates for rehabilitation at The Pilates Center of Long Island in Huntington, New York. She started her career in fitness in 1998, teaching aerobics and personal training. Kaplanek served for 20 years as a registered nurse working in various capacities in emergency room care, operating room care, intensive care, drug counseling and rehabilitation, and hospice care. After undergoing a hip replacement in 2001, Kaplanek began using Pilates as a form of low-impact exercise and strength and flexibility training. Encouraged by her physician’s positive prognosis, she began researching how the Pilates method could be modified and used by people with hip or knee conditions and replacements. Kaplanek’s research with Dr. Levine and Dr. Jaffe regarding Pilates as a form of postoperative rehabilitation has been published in the Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
Pilates training provides many benefits in the pre- and postoperative regime of the hip or knee replacement (arthroplasty) client. It is a well suited form of fitness that can be incorporated in the exercise regimen and continued as a home program. The proposed advantages of utilizing Pilates include improving preoperative function, developing a pathway for return to outpatient exercise, and providing a whole body approach to rehabilitation.
In this free hour-long webinar, Beth Kaplanek, author of Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties, provides valuable information on how Pilates exercises may be modified to meet the range of motion (ROM) needs of patients and clients with hip and knee syndromes and joint replacements. Viewers learn the following:
The principles of Pilates and why it is an ideal form of low impact exercise to increase strength and joint range of motion
The foundation and guidelines for working with the knee and hip syndrome population using Pilates as a form of pre- and post-rehabilitation and fitness
How to begin implementing Pilates into an exercise regime for patients and clients with hip and knee syndromes and joint replacements
This Staying in the Game webinar series will help sports medicine professionals keep their clients in the game, whatever that game might be. Whether you work with elite athletes, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts, or the general population, this series is designed to have something for everyone. So join us for these informative sessions that will help your athletes stay in the game and help you stay up to date on the latest information from a variety of health care fields.
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