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 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. 

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Core Align

CoreAlign is designed to improve posture, balance and functional movement patterns. The CoreAlign method stimulates the core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises in standing while also challenging balance and stability.

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Reformer

The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine used to incorporate the Pilates exercise technique for a challenging and intense workout. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups.

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Chair

The Pilates Chair is a simple piece of equipment that combines elements of mind-body exercise with overall strength and conditioning. 

Balance Center

Physical Therapy

1136 E Stuart St, Bldg 2

Suite 2120

Fort Collins, CO  80525

P: (970) 492-5161

F: (970) 682-6447

E: balancefortcollins@gmail.com