Pilates in the Press
Articles about Pilates
Below is a selected bibliography of articles, books, theses/dissertations and other recent publications about Pilates, organized by topic :
- Pilates in Bangkok & Thailand
- La Méthode Pilates
- General interest
- Pilates for specialized audiences
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Dance medicine and sports medicine
- Athletic training and conditioning
- Theses and dissertations
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Pilates in Bangkok & Thailand
La Méthode Pilates
Conditioning by pilates. (1999, January) Harvard Women's Health Watch , 6 (5), 7.
Core conditioning – build a better platform. (2003, February). University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, 19 (5), 6.
Exercise : Pilates incorporates mind and body. (2000, February). Harvard Women's Health Watch, 7 (6), 6.
Pilates : how to say it, how to do it. (1999, December). University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, 16 (3), 6.
Ackland, L. (2001). Pilates body power : reshape your body & transform your life. London : Thorsons.
Alpers, A. , Segel, R.T., Gentry, L. (2003). Everything pilates book : the ultimate guide to reshaping your body – with or without equipment. Avon : Adams Media.
Bass, M. (2004). The complete classic pilates method : center yourself with this step-by-step approach to Joseph Pilates' original matwork programme. London : Rodale.
Brignell, R. (2001) Pilates : a beginner's guide. New York : Sterling.
Craig, C. (2001). Pilates on the ball : the world's most popular workout using the exercise ball. Rochester, VT : Healing Arts Press.
Crawford, E. (2000). Balance on the ball : exercises inspired by the teachings of Joseph Pilates. San Francisco, CA : Equilibrio.
Crowther, A. and Petre, H. (2003), Total pilates : the unique step-by-step guide to pilates at home for everybody. London : Thorsens.
DeLuca, J. (2003). Pilates for wimps : Total fitness for the partially motivated. New York : Sterling Publishing.
DeMattia, R.F. (1998, December). Quality over quantity : The pilates method is a different approach to exercise. Arkansas Nursing News, 15 (3), 8-9.
Dreas, R. (2002). Ultimate pilates : achieve the perfect body shape. Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, Inc.
Feaver, M. (2000/1, December/January). Core stability – a new dimension in exercise ? SportEx Health, 7, 27-9.
Friedman, P., and Eisen, G. (1981). The pilates method of physical and mental conditioning. New York : Warner Books.
Gallagher, S., Kryzanowska, R. and Speleotis, S. (1999). The pilates method of body conditioning : introduction to the core exercises. Philadelphia : Bainbridge Books.
Gallagher, S., R. Kryzanowska. (2000). The Joseph H. Pilates archive collection : photographs, writings and designs. Philadelphia : Bainbridge Books.
Goh, E. (1996, January 1) Here's to your health : pilates – The legend lives on. Dance & the Arts, 13 (4), 21.
Herdman, A. (2003). Coffee-break pilates : 5-minute routines you can do anywhere to tone your body, relieve stress, and boost your energy. Cincinnati : F & W. Publications.
Herman, E. (2004). Ellie Herman's pilates workbook on the ball : illustrated step-by-step guide. Berkeley : Ulysses Press.
Herman, E. (2002). Pilates for dummies. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons.
Hessel, J. (2003). Pilates basics : master pilates fundamentals as your balance, strengthen, and align from within. Emmaus, PA : Rodale.
Karter, K. (2001). The complete idiot's guide to the pilates method. Indianapolis, IN : Prentice Hall.
Kelly, E. (2003). Pilates : simple techniques for a strong, lithe, healthier body. London : Southwater.
King, M. (2003). Pilates personal trainer : illustrated step-by-step matwork routine: powerhouse abs workout. Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press.
King, M. (2001). Pilates workbook : illustrated step-by-step guide to matwork techniques. Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press.
Kries, J. (2001). Jennifer Kries' pilates plus method : the unique combination of yoga, dance, and pilates. New York : Warner Books.
Krohn, D. (1996, Autumn/Winter). Origins and evolution : pilates and the East/West connection. Dance Theatre Journal, 13 (2) 47-49.
Latey, P. (2001). Modern pilates : the step-by-step, at home guide to a stronger body. Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin.
Liggett, T. (2001). Achieving fitness through core stability and pilates. London : Ebury.
McKenzie, E. and Blount, T. (2001). PilateSystem: exercises to do at home inspired by the Joseph Pilates method. London : Hamlyn.
McKenzie, E., and Blount, T. (2003). Pilates basics. London : Hamlyn.
Meeus, C. and Searle, S. (2001). Secrets of pilates. London : DK Publishing.
Pilates, J., Miller, W.J., Gallagher, S. and Kryzanowska, R. (2000). The complete writings of Joseph H. Pilates. Philadelphia : BainBridge Books.
Pilates, J.H., Miller, W.J. (1948). Return to life through contrology. New York: J.J. Augustin. [reprinted in 1960 by Christopher Publishing House, Boston; reprinted in 2003 by The Pilates Method Alliance]
Pilates, J.H. (1998). Your health : a corrective system of exercising that revolutionizes the entire field of physical education. [reprint ?] Incline Village, NV : Presentation Dynamics.
Pilates, J.H., Robbins, J., and Van Heuit-Robbins, L. (2000). A pilates' primer: the millenium edition : includes the complete works of Joseph Pilates. Incline Village, NV : Presentation Dynamics.
Reyneke, D. (2002). Ultimate pilates [achieve the perfect body shape]. London: Vermilion.
Robinson, L. (2002). Pilates back book : a training programme for the prevention and management of back pain. London : Pan.
Selby, A. and Herdman, A. (2000). Pilates' body conditioning : a program based on the techniques of Joseph Pilates. Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational.
Siler, B. (2000). The body dynamic : the ultimate at-home guide to strengthening, lengthening, and toning your body using the matwork techniques of Joseph H. Pilates. New York : Broadway Books.
Siler, B. (2000). The pilates body : the ultimate at-home guide to strengthening, lengthening, and toning your body, without machines. London: Michael Joseph.
Skinner, C. (2002, June/July). Balanced : the growth of pilates. Australasian Leisure Management 33, 24-25.
Stewart, K. (2001). Pilates at home : a step-by-step home matwork programme to improve flexibility, strength and body tone. London : Carroll & Brown.
Stewart, K. (2001). Pilates for beginners: a hands-free, eye-level, step-by-step guide. New York, NY : HarperResource.
Stott, S. (2002). Pilates. London : Connections.
Ungaro, A. (2002). Pilates : body in motion. New York : Dorling Kindersley.
Vrato, E. (2003). Pilates for dummies. Philadelphia : Running Press.
Williams, S., and Jansen, D. (2004). The beginner's guide to pilates. Hauppauge : Barron's.
Witherington, B. (2002). Spine work : pilates-based exercises for neck, shoulders and back. London : Hamlyn.
Pilates for specialized audiences
Ackland, L. (2003). Pilates over 50: longer, leaner, stronger, younger. London : Thorsons.
Robinson, L. and Convy, G. (2002). Pilates workout. New York : Friedman/Fairfax Publishers. Selby, A. (2002). Pilates for pregnancy : gentle and effective techniques for before and after birth. London : Thorsons.
YMCA of the U.S.A. staff. (2003). YMCA pilates instructor manual. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics.
Winsor, M. and Laska, M. (2002). The pilates pregnancy : a low impact exercise programme for maintaining strength and flexibility. London : Vermilion.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Anderson, B.D. (2001, June/July). Pushing for pilates: lack of scientific research holds the movement system back, but interest in its use remains high. Rehab Management : The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rehabilitation 14 (5), 34-6.
Anderson, B.D. and Spector, A. (2000, September). Introduction to pilates-based rehabilitation. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, 9 (3), 395-410.
Blum, C. (2002). Chiropractic and pilates therapy for the treatment of adult scoliosis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 25 (4), E3.
Brown, S. E. & Clippinger, K. (1996). Rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency in a dancer using the clinical reformer and a balanced body exercise method. Work : A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 7(2), 109-14.
Bryan, M. (2003). The benefits of pilates exercise in orthopaedic rehabilitation. Techniques in Orthopaedics 18 (1), 128.
Cozen, D.M. (2000). Use of pilates in foot and ankle rehabilitation. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 8 (4), 395-403.
Crotty, K. (2001). Modified pilates for physiotherapists. Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, no.89, 19-20.
Duschatko, D.M. (2000). Certified pilates and gyrotonics trainer – frozen shoulder. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 4 (1), 13-19.
Hobden, J. (2000, April 19). Pilates power provides postural rehabilitation. Physiotherapy Frontline, 6 (8), 12-13.
Lange, C., Unnithan, V., Larkam, E., Latta, P. (2000). Maximizing the benefits of pilates-inspired exercise for learning functional motor skills. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 4 (2), 99-108.
Latey, P. (2001). The pilates method : history and philosophy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 5 (4), 275-282.
Latey, P. (2002). Updating the principles of the Pilates method – Part 2. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 6 (2), 94-101.
Littman, D. (2005, March). Profiting from cash-based Pilates : cash-based programs hinge on quality instructors and solid marketing plans. Advance for Directors of Rehabilitation, 74.
Reyneke, D. (1993). The pilates method of exercise & rehabilitation. Physiotherapy in Sport, 18 (3), 19.
Stone, J.A. (2000, March). Prevention and rehabilitation: The pilates method. Athletic Therapy Today, 5 (2), 56.
Swaim, K. (1993, October 1). An alternative therapy : pilates method. PT – Magazine of Physical Therapy, 1(10), 55-58.
Trentman, C. (2003, April). Core stability : pilates is another important tool in a therapist's professional repertoire. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, 12 (4), 51+.
Wells, A.M. (2002, Fall). The power of pilates. Rehabilitation Management International 12 (1), 38-39.
Wilson, D. (2005, August). A kinder, gentler rehab : Pilates provides effective rehabilitation for both body and mind. Advance for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, 16 (18), 37.
Dance medicine and sports medicine
In step: preventative exercise. (1997 Feb/Mar). Dance Australia, 88, 13.
Berardi, G.M. (1994). Dance performance and training. Kinesiology and Medicine for Dance, 16 (1), 52-59.
Brown, S. E. (1999). Pilates : man or method? Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 3 (4), 137.
Brown, S.E. (2002). Pilates : where are we now ? Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 6 (4), 108-109.
Holmes, J., Fitzsimmons, C.C. and Larkam, E.J. (1991). The dancer's knee : ACL injury rehabilitation using pilates-based techniques. Presentation at International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.
Ives, J.C. (2000). Beyond the mind-body exercise hype. Physician and Sports medicine, 28 (3) 67-81.
Khan, K, et al. (1995). Overuse injuries in classical ballet. Sports Medicine, 19 (5) 341-57.
Larkam, E., and Nichols, J. (1999). The history and evolution of techniques influenced by those of Joseph H. Pilates, 1920-1999. Presentation at the American College of Sports medicine annual meeting, New Orleans.
Lipton L. (1999, February 18). The pilates method of exercise. Podiatry Management, 18 (2), 88-90, 92.
Loosli, A.R., & Herold, D. (1992). Knee rehabilitation for dancers using a pilates-based technique. Kinesiology and Medicine for Dance, 14 (2), 1-12.
McLain, S., Carter, C.L., Abel, J. (1997). The effect of a conditioning and alignment program on the measurement of supine jump height and pelvic alignment when using the Current Concepts reformer. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 1, 149-154.
McMillan, A., Proteau, L., & Lebe, R. (1998). The effect of pilates-based training on dancers' dynamic posture. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 2 (3), 101-107.
Muscle control. (1998, October 1). The Strad 109, 1092.
Parrott, A.A. (1993). The effects of pilates technique and aerobic conditioning on dancers' technique and aesthetic. Kinesiology and Medicine for Dance, 15 (2), 45-64.
Plastino, J. G. (1994, November). Injury prevention : keeping the dancer dancing. Dance Magazine, 68 (11), 32.
Plastino, J.G. (1995, October). Moving to the 21st century : dance science and higher education. Impulse : The International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine, and Education, 3 (4), 249-252.
Self, B.P., Bagley, A., and Paulos, L. (1996). Functional biomechanical analysis of the pilates-based reformer during demi-plie movements. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 12 (3), 326-337.
Athletic training and conditioning
Berardi, G. (2000, November). Conditioning offers ballet students ounce of prevention. Dance Magazine, 74 (11), 73.
Fitt, S., Sturman, J., McClain-Smith,S. (1993/94). Effects of pilates-based conditioning on strength, alignment, and range of motion in university ballet and modern dance majors. Kinesiology and Medicine for Dance, 16 (1), 36-51.
Hutchinson, M.R., Tremain, L., Christiansen, J., Beitzel, J. (1998). Improving leaping ability in elite rhythmic gymnasts. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 10, 1543-7.
Kiley, G. (1999, Fall). Pilates and sports performance. Sports Coach, 22 (1) 36.
Krasnow, D. H., Krasnow, S.J., Chatfield, S., Barr. S., Jensen, J., Dufek, J. (1997). Imagery and conditioning practices for dancers. Dance Research Journal, 28 (1), 22.
LaBrusciano, G., Lonergan, S. (1996). Pilates : a method ahead of its time. Strength and Conditioning, 18 (4), 75-75.
Schultze, S. (2000). The power of pilates for athletes. Sports Coach 2000 Proceedings (October 2000, Canberra, Australia). Australian Sports Commission, 2000.
Theses and dissertations
Almquist, K. L., Bopp, E.M., Yoder, C.R. (2003). EMG and motion analysis of swiss ball abdominal exercises and pilates multi-chair exercises. Thesis (M.P.T.) – University of North Dakota.
Aguilar, L. (1998). The effects of pilates-based training and moderate resistance plus flexibility training on muscular strength and flexibility in the elderly. Thesis (M.A.) – San Diego State University, 1998.
Deschler, D. (2002). The effects of pilates on posture and flexibility. Thesis (M.S.)--Pacific University, 2002.
Frohlich, F. (1998). Pilates : the thinking dancer's approach to fitness and wellbeing. Thesis (B.A. Music/Dance) – University of Cape Town, 1998.
Gagnon, L.H. (2005). Efficacy of pilates exercises as therapeutic intervention in treating patients with low back pain. Dissertation (PhD.) – University of Tennessee.
Hall, D. W. (1998). The effects of pilates-based training on balance and gait in an elderly population. Thesis (M.S.) – San Diego State University, 1998.
Hawkins, H.C. (2004). Pilates training, a mind body practice : transformative effects on women's well being. Dissertation (PhD) – California Institute of Integrative Studies.
Hawson, S., Klein, M., Miller, A. (2002). Efficacy of pilates exercises in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Thesis (M.P.T.) – California State University, Northridge, 2002.
Kish, R.L. (1998). The functional effects of pilates training on college dancers. Thesis (M.S.) – California State University, Fullerton, 1998.
Mortensen, L.F. (2003). Two-footed vertical jump and single-leg hop before and after training with a pilates-based conditioning program in college level modern dancers. Thesis (M.S.) – Brigham Young University, 2003.
Parrott, A. A. (1992). The effects of pilates technique and aerobic conditioning on those elements of dance technique which affect the aesthetic quality of a dancer. Thesis (M.F.A., Dance) – University of California, Irvine, 1992.
Quinn, J.V. (2005). Influence of pilates-based mat exercise on chronic lower back pain. Thesis (M.S.) – Florida Atlantic University.
Rydeard, R.A. (2001 ). Evaluation of a targeted exercise rehabilitation approach and its effectiveness in the treatment of pain, functional disability and muscle function in a population with longstanding unresolved low back pain. Thesis (M.Sc.) – Queens University at Kingston (Canada), 2001.
Sos, B. D. (1999). The effects of two training methods on postural stability in an elderly population. Thesis (M.A.) – San Diego State University, 1999.
Underwood, K.L. (2001). Somatic practice and dance. Thesis (M.F.A.) – Smith College, Massachusetts, 2001.
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