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Client Testimonial

I am forever indebted to Peter Gibbs and his staff for such dramatic improvements in my quality of life and continued career as an interventional cardiologist.

Rick Wholey, M.D.

I recommend anyone cleared for physical activity by their doctor who experiences limitations with movement or chronic discomfort or pain to call BodyMind Balance.

Wayne Glazer, M.D.

I came to BodyMind Balance after I herniated a disc.  Since I started I haven’t had any back pain at all. It’s made all the difference in the world.

Dennis Arinella, M.D.

I had debilitating back pain after an injury and found help that I didn’t find anywhere else. It has changed my life.

John Shufflebarger, M.D.

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Therapeutic Exercise

Do you have mobility or balance problems, strength or flexibility limitations, chronic discomfort or pain?  Whether the result of injury, unhealthy posture or movement patterns, arthritis, or post-surgery and post-physical therapy limitations, a program at BodyMind Balance can help.  We specialize in working with these issues once you are cleared for physical training.  We provide personalized intelligent exercise programs that focus on neural re-education, reducing discomfort, restoring strength, mobility and flexibility using a combination of techniques:

  • Neuromuscular Sensory Integration
  • Joint Mobility
  • Stretching
  • Real World Balance Training
  • Functional Strength and Flexibility Training
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Isometrics
  • Resistance and Bodyweight Training

Call us today at 508-754-3327. Wecan help you reduce pain, increase strength and stability and improve mobility.

 

Client testimonial

A year after bilateral hip replacement surgery, I was frustrated by persistent stiffness and poor mobility.  Peter Gibbs, the owner of BodyMind Balance, designed an exercise program for me that included mobility and balance training, core strengthening through Pilates, stretching and Yoga that has allowed me a quality of life not attainable with conventional P.T. I had tried.  I am forever indebted to Peter Gibbs and his staff for such dramatic improvements in my quality of life and continued career and an interventional cardiologist. 

Rock Wholey, M.D.

I came to BodyMind Balance and experienced a truly personalized approach different from anything I had encountered before. I have less pain, move better, am stronger and able to manage the physical demands of my practice better.   I recommend anyone cleared for physical activity by their doctor who experiences limitations with movement or chronic discomfort or pain to call BodyMind Balance.

Wayne Glazier, M.D.

I am a surgeon and had debilitating back pain after an injury. At a point when I could barely walk, I came to BodyMind Balance and found help that I didn’t find anywhere else and I got better. I can move, walk up stairs, do my surgical work all without pain. I can’t say enough about how significantly Pilates at BodyMind Balance has helped me. It has changed my life.

John Shufflebarger, M.D.

I came to BodyMind Balance after I herniated a disc. I started to see benefits very quickly. Since I started I haven’t had any back pain at all. Therapeutic exercise at BodyMind Balance has enhanced my ability to work, enabled me to live my life pain free, to have more energy and to do things that I hadn’t been able to do in a long time. It’s made all the difference in the world. People need to know about this great resource because it can change their lives.

Dennis Arinella, M.D.

I was referred to BodyMind Balance by the UMass Memorial Spine Center. There has been documented medical proof that my spinal issues are improving as a result of the Pilates mat classes I'm taking.

Tammi Yiakoumatos

The Details

I am a surgeon and had debilitating back pain after an injury. At a point when I could barely walk, I came to BodyMind Balance and found help that I didn’t find anywhere else and I got better. I can move, walk up stairs, do my surgical work all without pain.

Before coming to BodyMind Balance I saw spine surgeons, pain doctors, had steroid injections and took every anti-inflammatory medication you could imagine. I had done chiropractic, PT, and therapeutic massage – these people did not understand how to help me. BodyMind Balance did. BodyMind Balance created a plan specific to me and it worked.

Peter taught me some basic exercises, and when I started to make progress he taught me more movements and exercises. I got stronger and stronger and now I can do things that I never thought I would be able to do again. I thought I would be in chronic pain forever.

I realize now, after doing Pilates at BodyMind Balance that I didn’t understand how to strengthen my core or even how to sit or stand correctly. I learned how to walk and stand and sit correctly, how to be aware of my posture, how to control my core so that I could do exercises without hurting myself.

At BodyMind Balance, Peter really understood my body and what I needed to do for it. That was the key component and you just don’t find that anywhere else.

Anybody with back pain, I would tell them to check their situation medically and psychologically and get themselves to BodyMind Balance to work on core strength, posture and movement. Like any doctor if you find something that works for you, you believe it can work for many people.

I can’t say enough about how significantly Pilates at BodyMind Balance has helped me. It has changed my life.

John Shufflebanger, M.D.

I came to BodyMind Balance after I herniated a disc. I saw my doctor and he referred me to physiotherapy,. Physiotherapy made things much worse. My daughter was familiar with Pilates and recommended I try it. I really had no idea what Pilates was. I was skeptical, I thought it was some kind of girly sissy thing, but I went and very quickly I started to see benefits – reduced pain and better posture when working. Since I started I haven’t had any back pain at all. People need to know about this great resource because it can change their lives

At BodyMind Balance, they really figured out what I needed, what would work for me and ensured that I made consistent progress. I always felt that I was safe that I was not risk of hurting myself and at the same time I could never bluff my way through and take the easy way out of the work. They didn’t put me in a cookie cutter routine. My instructor chose exercises and movements specifically for me.

I sent one of my employees to BodyMind Balance. . The instructors have an understanding of each person’s body, their injuries, physiologies, muscle-makeup. As a result ,the plans they develop work for each person. He has made tremendous improvements. and now can work all day again without numbness in his fingers and arms or pain in his back, which he couldn’t do before going to BodyMind Balance.

Anybody who is older can benefit from coming to BMB. Most of us are not in the kind of shape we need to be in to avoid pain and injury. Everybody needs to maintain core strength, flexibility, For people who have pain and have gone the medical route seeing their doctors and going through physiotherapy and not getting better. I see so many patients in my office who have injuries and have gone to therapy, but after several months still have pain, limitation of movement, and are unable to get back to function at a level anywhere near what they would like. For People who have experienced injuries, Pilates at BodyMind Balance offer them the ability to heal, build strength, reduce their pain, improve functioning and help them get back to the kind of lifestyle the really want. I think it would improve the quality of their lives. It is just as valuable for people who want to avoid injury and stay fit in the first place.

I don’t think most people know what the benefits of Pilates at BodyMind Balance are. Its hard to understand the difference between doing a Pilates class at a gym and having an individualized program of therapeutic exercise designed and supervised by the experts at BodyMind Balance until you have experienced it. I can tell you that it has changed my life.

Physicians should consider Pilates as a therapeutic modality to offer patients even more so than physiotherapy. Physiotherapy works for some patients, but if they have patients who are not getting better they should consider offering this to patients.

Today in the economy it is really important to get the best bang for your buck. I think Pilates at BodyMind Balance gives tremendous value, the combination of one-on-one work in the studio and exercises to do at home that reinforce strength, flexibility, good posture and functional movement changed my life. I couldn’t put a price on this experience

I learned so much about how to exercise and move and about what not to do. I was always in pretty good shape, I thought I knew how to exercise. I really wasn’t aware of what I needed to do to successfully build core strength and flexibility in a way that relates to my everyday activities. It is different than lifting weights or doing elliptical machines.

We all have images of ourselves as Barby and Ken – wanting the perfect physique. I think it is much more important to put function ahead of appearance we need to remember what is truly important. I was ignorant about what it actually takes or means to be in shape and to understand my own body and its needs. I always thought I could tough my way through things – you know when you get aches and pains you just suck it up and get through it. At BodyMind Balance I learned that as I age my body needs a different approach to fitness and that there is an approach that not only enhances my ability to work, but my ability to live my life pain free, to have more energy and to do things that I hadn’t been able to do in a long time. It’s made all the difference in the world.

People need to know about this great resource because it can change their lives.

Dennis Arinella, M.D.

I've been a student at BodyMindBalance for only a short time, but there has been documented medical proof that my spinal issues are improving as a result of the Pilates mat classes I'm taking. I was referred to BMB Pilates by the UMass Memorial Spine Center. At first I feared that overworking my spine might trigger a relapse or even make things worse. However, the workouts are very safe, and very effective. When I say safe, you have to experience attending other pilates classes elsewhere to understand how dedicated Peter and his staff are to the safety issue and modifications. I took a few pilates classes at my gym and the instructor did not focus on breathing, nor was the focus on form. It was simply focusing on a workout. With the breathing and importance of form stressed at BMB, I feel confident that my goals to strengthen my spine will be achieved. In addition, before the class my physical condition was assessed by Jen and Peter to see what modifications I might need beforehand and to determine which class was best for me. Thanks Peter and staff for helping me get better!

Tammi Yiakoumatos, Northbridge, MA