Recent News: Health

Great Strides walk for Cystic Fibrosis


Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy wants you to help us support and welcome Autumn Gehrlich back to Stability! Starting in June, you will see a lot more of Autumn around the studio. This Saturday, May 18, Autumn is participating in the Great Strides walk for cystic fibrosis, a cause very close to her heart having recently been diagnosed with the disease. For every $2 donated to this cause, by Friday May 17th, you will be entered into a drawing for a free private given by Autumn! Donations can be given to any staff member. The more you give, the better the chance to win your FREE PRIVATE!



CPR Training at Stability May 4th!


Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy of Atlanta will be offering CPR training May 4, 2013 from 9am to 1pm. The cost is $45 per person & can be paid through our website or the day of class, in cash, check or credit card. Space will be limited so please register ahead of time to reserve your spot. Once you get to the schedule of classes, please click the workshop tab and it will take you directly to the event where you can register.


Fleet Feet Sports at Stability!


Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy of Atlanta will be welcoming Fleet Feet Sports to our studio this Friday, April 26th from 10am-12. They will provide fittings for running shoes as well as sports bras. There will also be apparel to purchase at a discounted price. Mark your calendars and meet them here at Stability! Details below…


Did you know?

  • 80% of women wear the wrong bra size
  • Women should be fit for a bra at least once a year
  • The average life span of a sports bra is 6-12 months
  • Not all bras are created equal
  • A woman should be re-measured for a sports bra after major weight gain/loss or pregnancy

Fleet Feet Sports will be here Friday, April 26th from 10:00am till 12:00pm to provide a proper fit that will offer you the freedom to move and exercise with comfort and confidence.

A great selection of apparel will be available for purchase with great DISCOUNTS!

Have questions about your running shoes?

 A fit specialist will be available to answer any of your questions you may have and will be able to make recommendations to you.

Fleet Feet Atlanta

224B Johnson Ferry RD

Atlanta, GA 30328


CPR training at Stability May 4!


Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy of Atlanta will be offering CPR training May 4, 2013 from 9am to 1pm. The cost is $45 per person & can be paid through our website or the day of class, in cash, check or credit card. Space will be limited so please register ahead of time to reserve your spot. Once you get to the schedule of classes, please click the workshop tab and it will take you directly to the event where you can register.



Massage Appointments



Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy of Atlanta would like to share a special massage promotion with you for the new year!  These offers are only good through 2/28/13!

  • Take $20 off your first massage
  • 20% off a 5-pack of massages


Sarah Clark is now available for massages Tues – Sat from 10am to 5pm. Evening appointments available upon request! Take advantage of a few great discounts for booking with her in the New Year.


Specializing in:

Neuromuscular massage – a form of deep tissue massage that helps to release trigger points

Myofascial Release for Injury - Gentle, slow technique to release muscle splinting and scar tissue build up as a result of injury to increase mobility, relieve pain and reduce scar tissue.

Reiki Massage for Stress Relief – Slow, gentle massage with Reiki energetic techniques to quiet the mind, calm the body and heal the spirit. Reiki can be seen as a type of meditation that leaves you relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.


Dry Needling offered at Stability!



Stability Pilates & Physical Therapy of Atlanta now offers Trigger Point Dry Needling! Please call the studio for more information/rates.


About Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes.  This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected.  This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain.  Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral.   The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

TDN gives us as therapists the ability to get deeper in the muscle tissue and treat a trigger point for less time than traditional massage or manual therapy. TDN usually provides immediate changes to tissue after treatment. This is not acupuncture. It is based on the trigger point having increased electrical activity and causing the referral of symptoms experienced by the patient. Therefore if you treat the active trigger point related to one’s pain you can treat the direct cause instead of associated symptoms.

Our muscles connect into joints and apply forces to those joints. If a muscle is too tight or hurts when activated, this can cause joint compression and restriction in motion. When one joint is not moving properly all the adjacent joints will also be negatively affected. Muscles then contribute to joint tension and restriction. By treating the muscles and getting an immediate response through TDN.  As physical therapists we are able to have positive outcomes and return the patient to normal activity.

If you have had an injury that has not been adequately treated with other therapies or interventions dry needling may be a good solution for you. Common things treated by therapists are as follows:


carpal tunnel

neck pain

low back pain; disc injury; sciatica


hip and knee pain

post surgical rehab

foot and ankle pain; plantar fasciitis



Functional Dry Needling Level 2 Course Being Held at Stability 8/25-8/27


Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy of Atlanta is please to host Kinetacore’s Level II Course–Applications For Management of Movement Impairment, Pain, and Sports Injuries August 24-26, 2012.  Participants in this advanced course have documented over 200 or greater dry needling treatments, have successfully completed the Level I course, and have passed supervised written and practical exams.
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The benefits of Pilates!



Here’s a great article to read about the benefits of Pilates!


4 Reasons to Stick With Pilates

Fitness · Pilates

Fad workouts come and go, but Pilates continues to be a favorite among Hollywood starlets and well-versed fitness fanatics. What’s to love about the exercise? Check out these four reasons to do Pilates below.

Complementary workout: Whether you are a hard-core swimmer or a bootcamp devotee, incorporating Pilates into your workout routine helps keep your muscles loose and flexible, important for staying injury-free, and allows your body to recuperate while still working your muscles.

Lengthen and strengthen: The oft-quoted promise that Pilates and other studio-based exercises will make you look long and lean may be a stretch, since there’s no physical way to actually make your muscles longer or leaner. But regularly practicing Pilates can help you combat muscle bulkiness. “In Pilates you stretch the muscle to its full extension, then contract it,” says celeb Pilates trainer Nicole Stuart. With weights, however, “you are using your muscles against the resistance of that weight you are holding. So while you’re lifting the weight you build and expand your muscle. You are adding a layer of muscle and reshaping.”

Read on for more reasons to do Pilates after the break.

Body awareness: One major reason why people are such big fans of Pilates is because the practice helps you become more aware of your body both in and out of the studio. Pilates teaches you how to breathe — useful when you’re out on your daily run — and how to stand correctly — useful for making your belly look that much flatter. It’s not all deep breathing and better posture; a regular Pilates practice can also connect you with your body and help you be better coordinated and mindful in all your movements. Read on for all the ways Pilates makes everything better here.

Calorie burn: Pilates may not exactly be a calorie-buster, but going to Pilates class will help you burn a decent amount while you strengthen and stretch. A 130-pound woman will burn 144 calories in a one-hour Pilates class, which makes the workout perfect for those lower-intensity days.


Jezebel Magazine Best of 2012


VOTE for Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy for Best of 2012 in JEZEBEL Magazine! We’re under the Health and Beauty section – Pilates, Massage, Yoga & Group Fitness classes. Please share this link with your friends, family and co-workers to help Stability win Best of 2012! Voting ends March 14 so we need you now.


Dry Needling now offered at Stability!


Stability Pilates and Physical Therapy of Atlanta is proud to announce that we now offer dry needling! Our licensed Physical Therapists, Jessica Loncar and Kimberly Croley, will be performing this procedure at the office. Their certificate is through Kinetacore, one of the most reputable training centers in the country.


  • What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a procedure whereby solid filament needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial triggerpoint. The needles help to deactivate the trigger points and ‘loosen’ shortened muscles.  This treatment likely affects the inflammatory, biomechanical, vascular and neurological systems which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.  Dry needling is a mechanical-device assisted manual therapy technique within the scope of physical therapy practice.

  • What can Dry Needling help?

Dry needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Muscles are thought to be a primary contributing factor to the symptoms. Conditions which respond to dry needling include, but are not limited to:
Headaches, Neck/Back pain Frozen Shoulder, Tennis elbow, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Golfer’s elbow, Buttock pain, Leg pain, Hamstring strains, Shin splints, Muscle Spasms,Fibromyalgia,
Sciatic Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, and Chronic Sprains and Strains.

  • How does Dry Needling work?

By introducing a new stimulus (i.e. the needle), this can impede the reflex arc, quiet SEA (spontaneous electrical activity), produce a local twitch response, provide a localized stretch to the muscle, bring circulation to the area to promote healing, and the have the effect of relaxing the muscle.

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