Our most effective and popular way of working together is live and in-person. Scolio-Pilates is a collaboration. It’s about learning everything we can about your curve and about your lifestyle so you’ll receive the advice that will help the most. To get started, find the best date and time, choose in-person or Zoom and then follow all the directions for sending your X-rays, filling out our client intake questionnaire and liability releases. It’s all on our online calendar!
Frequently asked questions about Scolio-Pilates Privates and Intensives:
What can I expect from a Scolio-Pilates session? Our goal is for you to be able to do your Scolio-Pilates exercises independent of a practitioner. You are welcome to return as often as you like for help on the exercises, to make sure you are doing them correctly or to progress the exercises so they meet your new understanding and strength of the exercises. Our goal from our first session together is that we will evaluate your curve type and send you home with one or two exercises that you can get started with. If you are staying for an intensive, or if you return for more private sessions, your list of home exercises will grow and you will be able to perform the exercises more effectively.
How long are the sessions? Each private session is one hour. If you are scheduling your first class with me, please plan on schedule two hours (or essentially two private sessions).
How do I reserve a session? When you use our calendar to schedule, you will be asked for payment. Your payment reserves your times.
What’s an intensive? Great question. Intensives are a way for us to work together intensively when we don’t live near enough to one another to schedule weekly or monthly visits. They are scheduled over several days and we work together for several hours each day.
How many days should I schedule my intensive be? Your choice. It can be 2-30 days. Most clients (60% of clients) choose between 3 and 5 days. Once in a while I have someone just do one day and sometimes a client will stay for an entire month.
How many hours do we work each day? Generally, 3 hours. We usually work two hours in the morning, followed by a 2-hour break, followed 1-hour in the afternoon.
I’m not in the best shape I’ve ever been in. Do you think I can do this for 3 hours a day? Yes, most likely. The program is designed for you. Wherever you are in terms of strength and ability, we will meet you there. Remember, the program is not just about the exercise but it is about the information. You will be learning a lot of exercises you can do at home, but you will also be taking home a lot of new information.
How will I know what to do at home? You will receive a home exercise program notebook. This notebook will have all of your Scolio-Pilates exercises with any special notes from me, your practitioner, as to how to do your exercises correctly.
Can I take pictures and videos? Yes! Please do. We want you to go home with the best opportunity to replicate your exercises at home.
How can I stay in touch with you once I am home? What if I have questions about my program? If you have quick questions that don’t require a lot of detail, we can communicate via email. If you need a refresher, then I recommend we meet via Zoom.
An Online Session is a wonderful way to work with Scolio-Pilates® author and founder, Karena Thek. From the comfort of your own home, your one-hour lesson will help you answer some of the questions you may have as well as get you started with a Scolio-Pilates program. For best results, be sure to email Karena a copy of your radiographs (Xrays or MRI’s) before the appointment along with the medical report that accompanies your radiographs.
What you’ll learn at your Online Session:
Your Curve Type. With your X-ray or MRI, Karena can help you determine what kind of curve you have. For exercise purposes, we classify curves as C, 3, or 4 Curve Scoliosis.
Exercises for your curve type. Once your curve type is determined, Karena can help you find the best exercises for your curve. She can point you to the correct free videos on the ScolioPilates YouTube page or if time permits, begin to give you exercises during the session that she feels will be best for you. Sending back your client intake (see below) before the session begins will help you get the most of your first appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Sessions
How often should I schedule an online session? Great question. It’s different for everyone. Many work with me once just to learn the curve type and then continue on with the exercises on YouTube or in the book, Scolio-Pilates. Others continue weekly for one-on-one attention to detail for maximum results. Some of our weekly clients first do an intensive with us at the home studio and continue weekly with this online assistance with their home exercise program. Our advice to you? Do what works for you. We want you to achieve great results.