ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio Blog

October 20, 2021

Managing Holiday Stress with Pilates

Autumn is my favorite season.  Beautiful leaves, comforting food, and the anticipation of holiday traditions are around the corner.  As the days speed up to Thanksgiving, […]
October 13, 2021

Client Testimony – Stacy Martin

How and when do you begin Pilates at ProHealth? I became interested in Pilates when an out-of-town family friend stayed with us.  She came to take […]
October 7, 2021

Circuit Pilates – Who should take it and why?

Circuit Pilates classes at ProHealth are fun and invigorating. No matter where you are in your Pilates journey, there’s a spot for you in a Circuit […]
September 29, 2021

Pregnancy Pilates – How It Helps with Labour

Bringing a child into the world takes preparation. Books to read, the nursery to prepare, stocking up on diapers, bottles and binky’s. But are you prepared […]
September 17, 2021

What makes a good Pilates studio?

A good Pilates studio has all the major pieces of Pilates equipment. There should be a Trapeze table, also called the Cadillac; Reformer; Pilates Chair, also […]
September 15, 2021

Can Pilates Increase Bone Density?

Osteopenia or osteoporosis diagnosis does not have to equal a life of broken bones.  There’s hope, and hope looks like Pilates.   Bones, like our muscles and […]
August 17, 2021

Can Physical Therapy Help with Arthritis?

The short answer is Yes, physical therapy can make a profound difference for those suffering with arthritis. To get to the meat of why that’s true […]
July 1, 2021

PT Versus Chiropractic

An Interview with Dr. Karyn Staples, PT PhD, the lead physical therapist and owner of ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio What is the difference between […]
May 28, 2021

PT and Pilates Changed Danny’s Life

Dr. Karyn Staples changed Danny Caldwell’s life for the better first with Physical Therapy and then with Pilates. Because of their work together, Danny recovered from […]
April 19, 2021

What to Do When the Room is Spinning

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease. Don’t get scared by the fancy name, though. Degenerative just means a decline, while dis-ease just implies a lack of ease. This arthritis occurs when the flexible tissue (cartilage) starts to wear down at the end of the bones in a joint.


Pain, joint damage, limited mobility. It usually occurs in the hands or the weight-bearing joints such as the knees resulting in inflammation. And is caused sometimes by injury, but can also be genetic predisposition. It is exacerbated by lack of exercise or overstress by improper body mechanics/movement and weight.