PILATES FOR REHABILITATION
Pilates, when used as a rehabilitation tool, is a full-body, comprehensive approach to post-surgery or post-injury. Even if you have no previous experience with Pilates, it can seamlessly be incorporated into your treatment.
Pilates exercises work by correctly positioning of the body of each individual to help to achieve maximum benefit, promote body awareness and proper movement. The basis of Pilates is the understanding of optimal and non-optimal movement strategies and how they correlate with pain and pathology.
The amount of resistance can be changed from assisting the movement to resisting the movement. Pilates can be performed lying down with progression, to sitting and standing; both optimizing rehabilitation following surgery and injury. Reinforcing correct movement patterns in a pain-free and non-threatening environment is especially beneficial following surgery or injury. The principles of Pilates used in conjunction with skilled Physical Therapy knowledge is very effective for rehabilitation from injuries. Rehab Pilates is able to take traditional Pilates moves and modify them to fit the needs of the individual patient. Identifying imbalances and re-educating the body can help you get back to doing what is important to you.
Pilates can be best used for patients who experience: back pain, neck pain, shoulder dysfunction and other orthopedic problems, as well as for balance problems and after surgery.
At the Balance Center Physical Therapy we only use state of the art equipment such as: Reformer, Tower, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc. as well as Core Align which incorporates the principles of Pilates and balance training.