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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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MEMBER

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FOUNDING MEMBER

A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO REHAB
The traditional healthcare system is not set up to provide preventative or personalized care. Plus, Performance Athletes often struggle to find healthcare providers that understand their unique needs. Our therapist is a former professional dancer who fully understands how important your goals are. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a holistic approach to treatment that specializes in the health and wellness of performing artists, athletes and active individuals.
  • We will NOT ask you to do your exercises on your own or pass you off to an aid
  • We will NEVER tell you to stop an activity without showing you what you can do to keep the rest of your body performance ready
  • We will NOT give you a cookie-cutter rehab program that delays your return to what you love
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WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Performance Pilates & Rehab provides high quality Pilates-Based Rehab, European Style Osteopathy, and Performance Training. We believe in taking the time to understand your needs. While focusing on treating you as a whole person rather than just your site of pain.
WE OFFER
  • Customized Physical Rehabilitation that will get you back to your goals pain-free
  • Injury Screenings & Prehab Training to reduce your risk of future injuries 
  • Private Movement Education to maximize your body's potential

OUR SIMPLE 3 STEP PROCESS

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RECOVER

from pain or injury

You are in pain and can’t perform your best. That’s frustrating!

On day 1, you and your Therapist will start treatments and create a plan to keep you moving.

 

We'll identify what's contributing to your injury and help you feel confident that your transition back will be a success. 

DISCOVER

the root cause of your pain

We provide 1-on-1 sessions directly with your Therapist. We’ll be with you every step of the way and believe a good rehab plan is one that can adapt to your unique needs. 

We aspire to provide long term solutions that get you out of pain, plus avoid a reoccurrence of your injury. 

GROW

into the artist you want to be

Now that you’re out of pain and back to doing what you love, what will you accomplish next?

 

The performing arts is a journey and we’re here to be your guide to help you reach your full potential. At every phase we will help you 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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