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FEEL 

BETTER

Pilates-Based Rehab & Osteopathic Manual Therapy
For Dancers. Artistic Athletes. Active Adults

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COMPANY THERAPIST

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WE'RE HERE TO HELP!
Performance Pilates & Rehab provides high quality European Style Osteopathy, Clinical Pilates and Dance/Sport Rehabilitation. We believe in treating the whole person rather than just treating your site of injury or pain. That is why we offer an extensive range of services to help improve your movement, function, and get you back to what you love as soon as possible!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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 return. In the right hands, performance related injuries can be managed while keeping you dance/sport ready.

Whether you are being treated for an injury, looking to enhance your performance, or reduce the risk of injuries in the future we will be with you every step of the way. It is our goal for you to feel confident and strong in the activities that you love. 
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OUR SIMPLE 3 STEP PROCESS

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1

RECOVER

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. 

2

DISCOVER

It is important for performance athletes to understand why their injuries occurred in order to make a change. We provide in-depth movement assessments.  Then create a personalized program to help you excel and avoid a reoccurrence of pain. 

3

GROW

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.  

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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!

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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
ABOUT
LEAH BUENO, DOMP, COMT, MMP
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer
Dance Rehabilitation Specialist

Leah Bueno is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Pilates Rehab Therapist that specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders. Leah is a former professional ballet dancer with 20+ years experience working with dancers. She is a sought after dance medicine specialist and regularly consults with dancers nationally/internationally for complex cases.

 

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 Clinical 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.

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WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY
 

Manual Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints, muscles, and connective tissue. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (or European Style Osteopaths) restore the body’s alignment and function with gentle joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, and sports specific treatments. Leah Bueno wanted to specialize in this field due to its unique approach to treating the whole body versus only the sight of pain.
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WHAT IS CLINICAL PILATES?

Clinical 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.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

  • Ankle sprains

  • Hypermobility

  • Back pain

    • Herniated Disk, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis

  • Foot pain

    • Lisfranc sprain (midfoot pain), posterior impingement, Severs Disease, plantar fasciitis, bunions, big toe pain, reduced range of motion​

  • Tendinopathy of the upper and lower extremities

    • Rotator cuff, patellar, achilles, flexor hallucis longus, posterior tibialis, peroneal, Gluteal tendinopathy

  • Hip pain 

    • Labral tear, hip impingement, snapping hip syndrome​, chronic hip flexor pain

  • Shin Splints

  • Knee Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Joint Subluxations

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Muscle Strains

*This list is not exhaustive and If you do not see your issue listed, please reach out and we would be happy to help you.  

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