Prescriptive exercise. Using clinical pilates as a‘prescription’ to target specific pathologies.Clinical Pilates is the foundation of our exercise based treatment and pain management programmes. But we can throw in resistance training, ballet based stretching, cardiac rehab, clinical massage and even guided meditation if we feel it’s the best route for our client’s recovery.
As more of us started to work from home during 2020 and a sizeable number are set to continue remote working, remote corporate well-being is coming into its own.
Short answer is, we’ll give anything a go.
The great thing about exercise is, it has yet to be shown to be bad for you. Here’s a nice list of some common pathologies we deal with:
Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Simply refer your patients onto RRC and we will take care of them in their own home on a 1:1 basis whilst liaising with you along the recovery pathway.
One in two of us are now going to get Cancer.
ONE in TWO
The question isn’t “Will I survive Cancer?”
Rather, “Am I strong enough to survive the treatment?”
Because if you achieve the latter, your chances of the former are much, much better.
Group exercise in sweaty, unsanitary gyms is out of the question during your chemotherapy. In fact, exposure to the general germ infested public in general is best to be avoided, due to decreased immunity posing an infection risk. Red’s bespoke in clinic/at home visits reduces this risk. If you are the NHS or a Corporation, Red will create Cancer Prehab Exercise Clinics in house for your patients/employees.
Scarlett is a clinical Pilates instructor who takes a trauma-informed approach to prescriptive exercise, as an adjunct therapy to traditional cancer treatment.Initially taking patient referral for MSK pathologies, cancer very quickly became a comorbidity to consider when working with her clients.
Scarlett has worked with patients with oral, blood and breast cancers.More recently, Scarlett has taken an active interest in the trauma impact of a cancer diagnosis, and how exercise may be used in a more prescriptive manner to address the physiological manifestations of trauma:Taking into account the fact that the brain needs to be firing on “all cylinders” to treat trauma - that is, that the amygdala, prefrontal and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex all need to be online simultaneously - exercise is the best way to encourage the brain (and, therefore, the body) to become ‘present.’Trauma and anxiety release cortisol, which causes inflammation. Inflammation is a catalyst for cancer cells.Scarlett believes taking this mind-body approach not only serves to calm the autonomic nervous system, but improves the efficacy of treatment.What to expect?Accounting for exercises that require the mental capacity to be ‘present’; think exercises which focus on precision of movement; challenge coordination; balance work and joint isolation exercises.It goes without saying that basic strength and mobility exercise are essential for enduring treatment.