In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Rebekah Rotstein, movement + Pilates educator and creator of Buff Bones about applications for Pilates and movement to osteoporosis.
- The process of being diagnosed for osteoporosis and what it means
- How to acknowledge the fear that can come with diagnosis and how to create a safe space to move through it
- The importance of looking at multiple movement systems when creating a holistic movement or fitness practice
- Rebekah's personal experience with osteoporosis and how it inspired her to create buff bones and contribute to research on how to use movement to help osteoporosis
- What the current research is finding in regards to movement and osteoporosis
- Exercise and movement recommendations and contraindications for osteoporosis (e.g. how to add load, beneficial types of exercises, ect)
- Spinal flexion and posture in relationship to osteoporosis
- General tips for bone health and longevity
About Rebekah Rotstein
Rebekah is an industry leader in exercise, Pilates and movement education. She is the creator of the medically-endorsed Buff Bones® system, with trained instructors in more than 25 countries and offered at Hartford Hospital's Bone and Joint Institute.
She has presented throughout the U.S. and internationally, and at conferences including the Pilates Method Alliance, Pilates on Tour, the International Osteoporosis Foundation Worldwide Conference and the Smith College Women's Leadership Conference. Rebekah began her anatomy training in the sports medicine department of Smith College and served as a Senior Expert Instructor at the Kane School in New York City where she was a member of the teacher training faculty. Her ongoing study of the body includes seven annual cadaver dissections, somatic studies, fascia research education and visceral manipulation. Rebekah has been a partner of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and is a visiting instructor at Pilates Anytime.