Synchronized Kneads is a Pilates Studio which integrates Post Injury Rehabiliation, and Functional Movement to bring a unique, individualized focus to the personalized workout. When most people are released from physical therapy, they have rehabilitated their injury, however, they have now lost some of their movement patterns during that time. A Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is conducted on the client in order to identify these patterns. Now both the client and the teacher know what “the weak link” is in the body. The FMS is a great tool not only for the teacher but for the client. Especially when a client believes that their current workout routine is keeping them fit. So the question is “did my injury come about because I move poorly, or do I move poorly because of my injury?”
A qualified Fitness Teacher/Coach should know that you cannot continue to strengthen improper movement patterns unless you want to become a stronger, dysfunctional person with chronic pain. Body movement must be trained – not body parts. We believe that a good teacher trains you where your current fitness level is, not where they want you to be in three years.
Our staff is certified in Pilates, Post-Injury Rehabilitation, and Functional Movement. We also offer Therapeutic Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Reiki.

Services

Pilates Exercise

Pilates evolved from techniques created by Joseph H. Pilates more than 80 years ago. Pilates exercise, when taught along with other corrective movement methods and proper pelvic stability, will dramatically improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and posture. Choreography is not what makes pilates effective – nor is taking it to the next level of difficult movement. Range of motion in all movement whether it is matwork or on the equipment should match your core strength level. Our studio is equipped with reformers, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Step Barrels. We offer privates, duets, and trios.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum or tailbone. Craniosacral therapy can help treat imbalances in the brain and spinal cord which can lead to any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems can include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and many other health challenges. www.upledger.com

TRX Basic Training

The TRX Basic Training workout is designed to introduce you to the benefits of Suspension Training bodyweight exercise. You will experience a total-body functional workout where you control the intensity of the exercises. The ease of adjustment and quick transitions from one exercise to the next creates a time-efficient, fully body workout. www.trxtraining.com

Massage

Therapeutic massage provides stress reduction, deep relaxation, increased circulation and relief from physical pain. It stimulates the lymphatic system, which will flush out toxins and excess water from the body, thereby improving your immune system. When working with any of our experienced therapists, massage is performed with techniques and pressure adjusted to individual client needs.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique which translates to “life force energy through Gods’ wisdom”. It is a hands-on energy therapy that aims to increase and balance energy in all areas: physical, emotional, spiritual and mental thus creating warmth, peace, security and wellbeing.

Post Injury Rehabilitation

As fitness professionals, our aim is to work cooperatively with medical professionals to develop safe and effective fitness programs for special populations and post-rehab clients. The goal for integrating post injury rehabilitation with full body movement is to develop more positive functional movement patterns. www.postrehab.com

FMS Screen

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement Systems. This exercise philosophy and corresponding set of resources is based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research. FMS is currently being used in the NFL by teams such as the Houston Texans & Indianapolis Colts, at the NFL Combine, at the Titleist Performance Institute, in the U.S. Armed Forces, by the N.C.A.A., by the MLB and in the NBA to set the standard of fitness and to help identify the individuals who are the highest risk for a non-contact injury.

How it Works – Simplifying Movement

Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.

What it Does – Widespread Benefits

The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved – individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.

Communication

The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.

Evaluation

The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.

Standardization

The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.

Safety

The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.

Corrective Strategies

The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans. www.functionalmovement.com