What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. It focuses on re-patterning movement to create the most efficient body alignment and therefore the healthiest body from the inside out. Pilates for rehabilitation combines core activation, lumbopelvic and scapular stabilization, resistive, flexibility and proprioceptive exercises. Our PTs will integrate the use of the Pilates apparatus into your treatment plan, allowing you to strengthen your muscles in a safe and effective manner.
Pilates exercises also emphasize the use of your core muscles during all motions, leading to a more complete and effective workout. While many who suffer from chronic injuries or weaknesses may find traditional exercise methods unsuccessful, most Pilates exercises are low or no-impact, and are performed in seated or reclined positions. Pilates-based physical therapy can help to improve balance and develop better coordination, increase energy, endurance and circulation, enhance body, posture, image and awareness, develop strong and well-toned muscles, strengthen deep abdominal muscles to support the spinal cord, as well as much more.