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Functional Rehabilitation & Osteopathic Manual Therapy
For Dancers. Artistic Athletes. Active Adults

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We are here to help!
Performance Pilates & Rehab provides high quality European Style Osteopathy, Clinical Pilates and Dance/Sport Rehabilitation. We specialize in treating performance related musculoskeletal injuries as well as help artistic athletes perform their best.

When an injury occurs Performance Athletes are often told to stop doing their activities without proper guidance. This can lead to deconditioning, a strain on mental health, and an increase risk of injury when they returnIn the right hands, performance related injuries can be managed while keeping you dance/sport ready. It is our goal for you to return to what you love stronger than you were before.

Our 3 Step Process




Osteopathic Manual Therapy specializes in treating pain symptoms and overuse conditions of the musculoskeletal system. We use manual therapy at the beginning of your rehabilitation in order to maximize your healing potential. 



Performance Athletes are at a high risk of overuse injuries. We use therapeutic Pilates to identify any strength/mobility imbalances, or movement patterns that may contribute to an injury, then create a program to help you excel. 



Our goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to perform your best. After your pain symptoms have been resolved, or BEFORE an injury occurs, we will work with you to enhance your strength, flexibility, and technical skills.  

Bailey Madill
Freelance Dancer

My coaches have seen a big shift in my dancing since we started working together. I am thrilled to have my passion back. Thank you for empowering me!

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Juliana Bellissimo
San Francisco Ballet

I'm so impressed by your knowledge and passion for helping dancers. I have no idea how you see so much. Thank you for being my Pilates Guru!

Jonathan Dole
Joffery Ballet

I never knew ballet could feel so good. I used to be in constant pain when I danced. After working with you I can feel the correct muscles engaging and I am able to focus on enjoying my art form.

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Andromache Noti
Kirov Academy DC

Working with you has helped me so much after my knee injury. I am a stronger and more conscious dancer and could not be more grateful

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Megan Tice
Sacramento Ballet

It is wonderful to have you in my corner. Your insight is such an asset. When I thought nothing else would work you helped me understand why I was in pain. Thank you!

Success Stories
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Dance Rehabilitation Specialist

Leah is a former professional ballet dancer and has 20+ years’ experience working with dancers. She is a sought after dance specialist and regularly receives referrals from Sacramento's top orthopedic and physical medicine doctors. In addition to her clinical work she is passionate about helping the dance community work with dancers in safe ways. Leah has written several articles for Dance Magazine, has been interviewed about dance health nationally and internationally, and has developed programs for Dance Teachers to help bring science into the studio. 

Leah Bueno practices a unique blend of Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Medical Massage and Therapeutic Pilates. Her focus is on an integrated approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries and understanding why you are in pain. By recognizing that all of her clients are unique she is able to adeptly utilize techniques across many disciplines tailored to their needs.


What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints, muscles, and connective tissue through non-invasive manual therapy. Leah Bueno is a European trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Leah was first introduced to Traditional Osteopathy in Canada and wanted to specialize in this field due to its unique approach to treating the whole body versus only the sight of pain.
What is Therapeutic Pilates?

Therapeutic Pilates is an adaption of traditional Pilates, developed by physiotherapists and clinicians using an evidence based approach. Leah Bueno is an Instructor Trainer for STOTT Pilates and uses this method to help her clients achieve their physical goals, rehab injuries, and reduce injury risk. We start with low impact exercise to help you rehabilitate your injury. Then progress to a more intense program to help improve your movement patterns, strength, stabilization and mobility.

What we can help with

  • Foot and ankle injuries or pain

  • Back pain

  • Hip pain

  • Shin Splints

  • Tendon injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Hyper/hypo mobility (too flexible, too tight)

  • Shoulder injuries or pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Pre-pointe preparation

  • Clicking/Snapping Hips

  • Chronic Conditions

  • Fresh injuries (sprains, strains)

  • Reoccurring injuries

  • Persistent weakness




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