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
I am amazed daily at the progress I have made after practicing Pilates at d’Pilates. I am under the careful supervision of a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Deanna Lesmeister, who encourages me to address my weaknesses while paying careful attention to all the injuries I have collected in 35 years of tennis and other activities.
She has worked intently to help heal my shoulder, neck, back and knees. She is a very gifted healer and a saint! Thanks to her ministrations, I don’t feel the same on the court and afterwards, I no longer feel as if I’ve been hit by a truck.
My husband is in awe of what Pilates has done for my golf swing and the distance it has added to my drives; at least 50 yards! He’s also noticed that I am no longer exhausted at the end of 18 holes.
I’ve heard “strong core” for years and have tried numerous workouts to strengthen my core. But I never truly tapped into it until Deanna’s help!Donna KeatonFrisco, TX
I have been working for 28 years as a nurse at the hospital full-time and have suffered from back, hips and feet pain. After three shifts in a row I usually need a couple of days to recover. I also had multiple car accidents in the past and a flat thoracic spine.
After five sessions of Pilates I have noticed a strength in my lower back, looser hips and lighter feet. I did a fair amount of research before coming to d’Pilates and I thank Deanna for her expertise in the proper alignment of the body during the exercises. Her vigilance in keeping the client safe is great, because in the past, I have taken classes and injured myself not knowing that improper alignment can cause injury.
I am 60 years old and finally found a teacher who can work with me individually and help me reconnect with my body, breath, and build a stronger core with the added benefit of flexibility.
Thank you so much Deanna!Sylvia S.Plano, TX
After two months of Pilates therapy with Deanna, a Doctor in Physical Therapy, my back pain has improved significantly and my mobility is much better. I feel stronger and performing every day activities has become enjoyable and requires less effort. I highly recommend physical therapy at d’Pilates in Plano to anyone experiencing back pain or discomfort.TimPlano, TX
Love Deanna!! Went in with lower back pain and through Pilates and Physical Therapy my pain is much better with each session!!Kristi BarrientosPlano, TX
Deanna is wonderful! She has transformed me physically and mentally! Great coaching from the best Pilates studio in DFW area! Thank you D’Pilates! 🙂Taylor EeninkPlano, TX
Deanna is a knowledgeable professional. She is a fabulous resource as she is helping my daughter with progressive scoliosis.Randy BurtPlano, TX
Thank you Deanna Lesmeister for teaching me the health benefits of Pilates. My SI joint and lower back problems have improved tremendously. I have increased strength, balance and flexibility. You are a true healer!N.P.Plano, TX
I miss d’Pilates! Deanna, your help and skill really helped me build strength on my right side. I’d love to have a d’Pilates here!
Carolyn, you wish has been granted! We’re now in Plano AND Prosper!Carolyn BProsper, TX