Cathy Lawlor PT, NCPT
Cathy started at The Pilates Studio as a client to focus on “fitness for my fifties” and became totally enamored by her movement experiences in the studio. As a result she participated in the Polestar Teacher training to become a Pilates Instructor.
Cathy is a physical therapist with more than 25 years experience who has added Pilates Instructor to her resume. Her physical therapy experience ranges from early intervention and pediatric PT (primarily in school settings), to adults with intensive developmental challenges, to Rehab PT in a long term care facility. Cathy has also worked as a full time parent, classroom volunteer, parent aide, and “ultimate” mom – many times taping injuries on the sidelines, among other things.
Cathy believes that every physical therapist should have exposure to Rehab oriented Pilates. She loves the mind and body connectiveness of the Pilates method makes for a positive whole body movement experience. Cathy looks at her clients with an eye for rehab – whether to improve postural alignment, strength and flexibility, or body awareness, to relieve pain, or to prevent future injury. She always wants her clients to walk out the door feeling more aware of their whole body – and just better in general!
In her free time, you will find Cathy out on her kayak, walking her young pup Gracie, busy with a small photography business, helping to support a small school in Haiti, or traveling to see her three children who are spread around the country.
“My personal goal is to “move” through life embracing age gracefully with enthusiasm and a sense of humor.” Cathy believes this is possible with Pilates in her life. She hopes to share this goal with all her clients wherever they are in life’s journey.