Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) can be a life-altering and debilitating health condition, caused by an abnormal response by the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Simply standing up can be a challenge for affected people as their body is unable to adjust to gravity, thereby making exercising difficult.
In this class, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Pilates teacher and PoTS sufferer, Lorna Nicholson, looks at exercises which are suitable for clients who struggle working in an upright position. It focuses on developing lower limb strength to help to improve the body's muscle-pumping system.
Lorna has been a registered nurse for 25 years and currently works part-time as an advanced nurse practitioner in a GP surgery. Prior to this, she worked in emergency departments for many years, specialising in Muscular and Skeletal injuries.
Lorna also qualified as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2016 and now runs a number of classes, with a specific interest of working with those with chronic health issues - particularly PoTS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and HSD/ HEDS.
As a PoTS sufferer herself, Lorna is passionate about creating awareness of the condition. Lorna is co-founder of www.potsuk.org, a UK-based support group for individuals with PoTS.
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