An internationally renowned teacher with 26 years of experience in clinical practice, Dr. Ruby has successfully integrated physical therapy and Pilates to create innovative rehabilitation and wellness programs for conditions such as back pain and sport specific programs for professional athletes. Founder of PHI Pilates in Pittsburgh, PA, Christine guides clients in the study of their own movement to improve posture and reduce pain and risk of injury. Dr. Ruby holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both exercise science and natural science, a Master of Science degree in physical therapy and a doctorate in education. In addition to being a full professor at California University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ruby is regularly sought after to speak at national and international conferences and works daily in her clinic with clients including NFL athletes, ballerinas, and clients recovering from injuries or illness. Her YUR™BACK program is designed to safely progress clients with back pain from physical therapy to whole body fitness programs, so that they can get back to a healthy lifestyle.
Range of motion is an important part of any conditioning program. Increasing flexibility improves joint motion, while a decrease in flexibility results in less motion at the joint. Enhanced flexibility can provide many benefits, including