About Jenn Pilotti

Jenn Pilotti has a BS in exercise physiology from UC Davis. After graduating in 2002, she was hired by the Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach as a full time personal trainer. While there, she had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages, many of whom had aches and pains from a life well led. This piqued her interest in injuries, prevention, and pain. After years of undirected self study (and after leaving the security of a full time position to go out on her own), she enrolled in an online program through AT Still University, eventually acquiring a master's in human movement while working full time. After graduating, she continued to read research and write about its application to her work with clients. She fell in love with yoga in 2004, finally became 200 hour RYT in 2014 after years of workshops and self study (there seems to a theme), and continues to study somatic disciplines. She is DNS exercise trainer certified, FRCms, MovNat level I certified, GMB trainer certified, has taken PRI respiration, myokinematics, impingement and instability, and pelvis restoration, and has read an embarrassing number of books on movement, psychology, and wellness. She has an insatiable curiosity about what makes for a healthy person, physically and mentally, and she finds herself often asking why things work for some and not for others. She strongly believes in the power of knowledge and the power of movement. Learn more about Jenn Pilotti.

Restorative Yoga Vs. Stretching on Stress In People With Metabolic Syndrome

What’s This Research About? Researchers wanted to see if restorative yoga was effective at increasing the relaxation response enough to reduce stress, decrease cortisol, and improve psychosocial outcomes. They compare the effects of restorative yoga to stretching. It’s tempting to assume that restorative yoga would have a greater impact on stress levels.  [...]

By | 2017-09-18T12:03:22+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Conditions, Stretching, Yoga Methods|2 Comments

Proprioception in Arthritic Hips

What’s This Research About? This type of research gives us a better glimpse into how proprioception and movement work, and how they’re altered by mechanical changes. The purpose of this study is first to determine the existence of mechanoreceptors and free nerve endings in the hip joint and to distinguish between their [...]

By | 2017-08-22T16:25:46+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Conditions|0 Comments

Hamstring Rehabilitation

What’s This Research About? This study examines whether or not a progressive eccentric strengthening program is effective for hamstring strain rehabilitation. Was isometric knee flexion strength restored (compared to the other side)? Was the angle-torque relationship restored relative to the other side or did it cause a rightward shift in the length-tension relationship? [...]

By | 2017-08-08T11:10:26+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Musculoskeletal|0 Comments

Stretching vs Motor Control Exercises for Low Back Pain

What’s This Research About? This study investigates the effectiveness of a 6 week Stretching Exercise (SE) intervention vs. Motor Control Exercise (MCE) intervention on reducing compensatory pelvic motion during active prone knee flexion (APKF) and low back pain intensity. Previous studies suggest a potential cause for compensatory anterior pelvic tilt is increased [...]

By | 2017-07-01T03:34:55+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Conditions, Stretching|0 Comments

How Ankle ROM Affects the Knee and Hip

What’s This Research About? This study examines the relationship between ankle dorsiflexioin (DF) and Range of Motion (ROM) on hip and knee kinematics during a lateral (sideways) step-down task. Stepping down is considered a functional task; very few studies have looked at whether ankle DF is linked to hip kinematics during a [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:02:56+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Musculoskeletal|0 Comments

Aging and Learning New Complex Tasks

What’s This Research About? To determine whether older adults benefit from random order practice or blocked practice when learning a complex, bimanual task. Retention of a learned skill is affected by how we practice. Older adults may experience a loss of performance levels during various motor tasks; in order to regain those [...]

By | 2017-06-07T21:08:54+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Motor Learning|0 Comments

Yoga and Low Back Pain

What’s This Research About? Due to yoga’s tremendous growth in popularity over the past years, more and more people are turning to yoga as a complementary alternative medicine treatment (CAM). In 2007, yoga was the 7th most commonly used CAM therapy. One of the main reasons people use CAM therapies is for [...]

By | 2017-07-13T20:47:08+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Conditions|0 Comments