I met Deanna at a Newcomer’s meeting where she was introduced as a physical therapist. Since, in the last 2-3 years, I have become more bent over and have a great deal of trouble standing erect, I decided to engage her services. After giving her the history of the various causes of my deterioration, she determined a plan of exercise (opening up and strengthening). It has steadily improved my awareness of carrying myself, as De says, in a “proud to be an American” stance. It’s hard work, but De & I are determined to achieve my goal.Lorraine TimpanelliFrisco, TX
My husband, who is an orthopedic surgeon, suggested I try d’Pilates when I started experiencing lower back pain. I interviewed many Pilates studios to find the perfect fit. For me, that came with d’Pilates. Deanna Lesmeister, a doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Pilates instructor, is so knowledgeable on body mechanics that she set up a personalized program to meet my needs. It is truly a gift that I found her and would highly recommend her.D. LiebermanPlano, TX
I’ve heard it said that “Yoga is a gift that you give yourself”…. well, Joyce is a gift to Yoga! She is a wonderful teacher — amazing in her approach and always willing to help me tailor each session, based on how my body and/or mind is doing that particular day. Joyce has shown me many exercises that I can do at home in my own practice to help alleviate problem areas. The studio at dPilates has many tools and resources that assist me get into those hard to achieve poses! Joyce even incorporates some Pilates into the sessions, which is fantastic! Yoga helps boost my physical energy and has helped me regain my flexibility. I have learned just how personal Yoga is to each person and my body misses it when I’m away.Sandy DulaneyPlano, TX
I have been coming to d’Pilates for a few months now. Deanna, a doctor of physical therapy and Pilates instructor, is very knowledgeable and educated. I have gained strength, flexibility and confidence and would highly recommend this studio.D LiebermanPlano, TX
My orthopedic surgeon referred me to DPilates for rehabilitation after extensive back surgery. Deanna is a licensed physical therapist as well as a Pilates instructor. Using her extensive knowledge and experience, Deanna was able to customize a program that allowed me to safely participate in exercise and rebuild my strength and flexibility. She listened to my goals and problems. Instead of simply using a “cookie cutter” list of exercises, she modified my plan to fit my needs. I’m sure she would be as successful working with athletes who want to optimize their skills or people who just want to become physically fit. She prefers to do private sessions but is flexible. Deanna isn’t cheap but she is worth it.Dr. H. Janie ChihalPlano, TX
I’ve been going to Deanna for help with my very bent over posture. She works every part of my body, as it is all relates to standing erect. I see her three times a week, and when I’m gone too long in between for travel, I really miss the regiment we do. My problem would be crippling without the exercise and accountability I owe to her.Lorraine T.Frisco, TX
Deanna and d’Pilates is amazing! I have suffered from Scoliosis for 18 years. I have tried everything – chiropractor, pills, working out,etc. As I got older my body started getting weak and my back was hurting. I lost all confidence in myself – even while working out – and anything I did was painful. I started going to d’Pilates and I have a new found confidence. I feel energized, and a lot stronger. My scoliosis does not bother me anymore! Deanna’s knowledge of Pilates as it pertains to my scoliosis symptoms, has drastically reduced the amount of pain and discomfort I so commonly experienced.Megan HeltonPlano, TX
Awesome experience! Deanna is a patient, excellent instructor. If you’re interested in the real deal, schedule a class or private session. Deanna teaches Pilates the right way, not some gym chain hybrid. Most importantly, she will make sure your experience is both rewarding and safe. Highly recommend!Amy MeadePlano, TX
Last spring I began experiencing major hip and knee pain as well as tingling and numbness in my right leg. I attributed the pain to spending several days working in my beautiful backyard. The debilitating pain continued so I sought medical attention. After visiting several doctors, numerous scans and MRI’s, it was determined that 2 bulging discs, minor scoliosis, loss of muscle tone and strength were the causes of my pain.
I was referred to Deanna at d’Pilates for weekly Pilates and physical therapy. Another friend had suggested Pilates as a means of therapy for a bad back but I knew very little about this type of exercise. Deanna was so informative and so dedicated to teaching me the right techniques, stretches and exercises using the Pilates equipment. Six weeks later, my pain has diminished significantly. I am building my core muscles, rehabilitating my back, increasing my flexibility and range of motion as well as increasing my stability and durability.
As a doctor of physical therapy, Deanna has designed a safe and yet rigorous rehabilitation program to meet “my individual” needs. I highly recommend Deanna, Doctor of Physical Therapy at d’Pilates.Carol SmithPlano, TX
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.Dr. David M. ChihaPlano, TX