About this video:
What can you expect at Studio U? Pilates, Physical Therapy, Neuromuscular therapy, Pole, silks, Aerials, Power plates and much more...One of one training and physical therapy and group classes to meet every budget. All age groups especially the ones that need more attention. Kristin Procopio, Master Physical Therapist and Senior Pilates Instructor, and Founder of Studio U, talks about Studio U and how they combine different therapies with Physical Therapy to give their patients and clients the best healthcare outcome and make that transition, after an injury, into the real world much easier.
Kristin: All right, so Studio U is a special place because you can really go through the full, full spectrum of care. We named it Studio U because it's all about you and what you can afford, what your schedule is like, what makes sense for you.
We have some people who will come in to us and just want a home program. We send it home with them, they come back once a month, whenever they feel like, "Oh I need a little tweak." We also have people who come in and once they start with a physical therapist, they want privates with a physical therapist, for as long as they can afford it and they'll keep going and going and going. And they're sold on it. And then we have people who come in and they start with a physical therapist for a few sessions so they can understand what they need to do. And then maybe because of financial reasons or just scheduling reasons or anything, they move into classes where they can play with some of the stuff that they've been learning.
So we offer group classes here so they have an economical way to to continue practicing, moving in their body with an eye on them. We have small classes. So we have classes of four for the reformer. We have some mat type classes where we can get six to ten people, not big huge classes.
We have Power Plate classes. The Power Plate is a special piece of equipment. It's a vibration platform. So imagine yourself on and gravely rode, on a bus, standing on one leg, and trying to maintain your balance. And what we're working is a proprioceptive level, as how that joint understands what it needs to do. So those little muscles that have to stabilize, that have to kick in, the big muscles that have been trying to hold you up have to shut down because you're contracting and relaxing 30 plus times per second, which voluntarily you can't do. So that kind of workout tends to get you from inside out. Which is really lovely. You don't really know that you're working until later and you're like, "Oh, I guess I did something." It doesn't take very long. If we're doing the class it's a half hour. Some people come in and train on that on their own if they want.
But once again, everything has started with the guidance of a physical therapist and we send you off to the other worlds. We have Pole Dancing classes and I know that sounds a little crazy but it's movement. And once again we're all about movement. We also have aerial, trapeze and silks.
And really think a movement can be anywhere from the ground up. And and wherever that is, whatever pattern that is, there's no reason we can't work with it. So anything that makes your body happy, we have again. We just want people to feel good in their bodies and whatever mode that is if it's not physical therapy that's fine but whatever that is you should feel good in your body.