After having back surgery for a disk, I spent three months doing traditional physical therapy to strengthen my abdomen and back. Although my pain was markedly improved by the surgery, I still had some soreness especially in the evenings when I was tired. In addition, my back surgeon emphasized that strengthening my muscles and improving my flexibility would help prevent further back problems. My wife encouraged me to try Pilates with Deanna at d’Pilates. I am amazed at my progress. I’ve gotten stronger and perhaps even more importantly, I have had a major improvement in my flexibility. The Pilates technique seems to be much more effective than just traditional physical therapy. Deanna is a great teacher and has the ability to really motivate her students to achieve more. In addition, her training as a physical therapist helps her push her students towards success with less risk of re-injury. I highly recommend her.