Betsy Thomas, PT, MS Staff Physical Therapist and Certified Pilates Practitioner Betsy is a graduate of Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and holds a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She is also certified by Power Pilates and by the rehabilitation-based Pilates program, Polestar Pilates. Over the past 25 years she has worked with women’s health, chronic pain, orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiac patients, in clinic management, and as an Assistant Professor and Academic Clinical Coordinator of Education (ACCE) with the physical therapy academic program at UT Southwestern. As ACCE for UT Southwestern, she became involved with development of the Texas Clinical Student Assessment Tool, sponsored clinical education courses with the Consortium of Physical Therapy Educators in Texas, and presented a poster at the Combined Sections Meeting for the APTA. In addition to post-graduate training in pelvic floor dysfunction rehabilitation and women’s health physical therapy, Betsy has taken extensive course work in manual physical therapy, including visceral mobilization, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.
Betsy Thomas instructs the following:
Bone Builder Pilates Mat
Pilates for Buff Bones is a Pilates-based workout that uses bone-strengthening techniques while focusing on alignment and balance. It targets the butt, hips, arms and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. This dynamic 55 minute class is adaptable and challenging for people of all levels, and is also safe for those with osteoporosis.
Bone Builders Level II Group Equipment
A 55min session utilizing the Reformer and Tower (Wall Unit). A client must complete at least four privates before attending this class as well as been taking Pilates for at least 6 months. This session emphasizes correct posture and alignment and core strengthening exercises that are safe for clients with Osteoporosis and Osteopinia.
Bone Builder Level I Group Equipment
A 55min session utilizing the Reformer, Chair and Tower (Wall Unit). A beginner class for clients that that have completed at least four privates before attending this class. This session emphasizes correct posture and alignment and core strengthening exercises that are safe for clients with Osteoporosis and Osteopinia.