Pilates can be helpful for the following conditions:
cervical and lumbar dysfunction
knee injuries acute and chronic
post rehab total knee replacements
post rehab total hip replacements
shoulder girdle dysfunction and impingement
pre and post partum
Merging Physical Therapy and Pilates is a natural combination for the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Pilates teaches mind-body awareness and postural muscle coordination for a strong core and a well rounded rehabilitation outcome. Maximizing strength and awareness of deep postural muscles helps to reduce overuse stresses of the joints and tendons throughout the body. Joseph Pilates realized this in the development of his exercise program which first began in the rehabilitative setting and evolved into the fitness world, becoming a way of living a healthy lifestyle for many people today.
train proper breathing
create core strength
maximize spinal mobility
promote functional strength
improve dynamic flexibility
train balance and symmetry
By creating core strength in the abdominal, back, and buttock muscles a dramatic improvement of posture can be obtained. Strengthening weakened areas and gaining length of shortened muscles, Pilates creates muscular balance which reduces stress and degeneration of joints allowing for a stronger, pain-free body. Reducing abnormal stresses and developing core strength can help to eliminate pain and fatigue as well as prevent injury. Well balanced and overall strength of the mind and body connection is what the Pilates method is all about. Anyone at all levels of fitness can participate in this gentle, yet effective exercise. Programs are custom designed for your individual body and personal fitness goals.