HELPING DANCERS & ACTIVE ADULTS
MOVE BETTER. FEEL BETTER. PERFORM BETTER
Our mission is to mend injuries, prevent them from reoccurring, AND help you continue to do what you love throughout your treatment and beyond.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU...
Recover from an Injury
In the right hands, Pilates and manual therapy can be a powerful addition to any injury treatment program. We believe injuries should be treated with a combination of relative rest, corrective exercises, manual treatments, and movement coaching to get you back to doing what you love as soon as possible.
Reduce Injury Risk
Physical assessments are a great way catch an injury before they happen. Most orthopedic injuries are foreseeable and therefore preventable.
The body is complex and often requires some detective work to find the driver behind what is stopping you from reaching your strength or flexibility goals.
Your body doesn't have to hurt in order for you to reach your goals.
LEAH BUENO, C.O.M.T, M.M.P
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Dance Rehab Specialist
STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer
Leah is a former professional ballet dancer and has 20+ years’ experience working with dancers. She was introduced to Pilates as a way to rehabilitate her own body from chronic injuries related to her dance career. Seeing the results that Pilates could offer she decided to pursue a career in Pilates with a focus on rehabilitation. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Osteopathic Science from the London College of Osteopathy.
Leah is a sought after dance specialist and regularly receives referrals from Sacramento's top orthopedic/physical medicine doctors. She currently works as an orthopedic care provider, manual therapist, medical massage practitioner, and Pilates instructor. In addition to her rehab work she is a contributing writer for Dance Magazine, is an Instructor Trainer for STOTT Pilates, and has developed several programs for Dance Teachers to help bring science into the studio.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
Have you been treated for an injury but do not know how to safely return to dance?
Would you like to reduce your risk of injuries in the future?
Do you want to enhance your physical potential?
We believe in an integrated approach to treating the body. This requires addressing the root cause vs merely treating your symptoms. A whole body assessment and treatment program is used to get you back to what you love and reduce the risk of reoccurrences in the future.