Pilates as Rehabilitative Exercise
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Pilates incorporates core strengthening into every exercise, which is essential for a healthy spine
Stretching exercises can be facilitated with small equipment, such as the foam roller.
Our patients love pilates! The ladder barrel offers a variety of both stretching and strengthening
Patients are often surprised at how quickly they progress to more advanced exercises with pilates
The seemingling simplistic stability chair provides a greater challenge as patients become stronge
The focus on muscular imbalances due to injury or postural problems makes pilates ideal to train
The pilates reformer is highly versatile with over 100 exercises and can safely be used for all
Balance, concentration and control of movements are required on the spine corrector
Knee Raises on Stability Chair
Spread Eagle on Cadillac
Teaser on Cadillac
Lift- Lower on Reformer
Ballet Stretch on Ladder Barrel
Leg Stretch with Flex Band and Spine Supporter on Cadillac
Kneeling One Leg Pull on Reformer
Swan Dive on Ladder Barrel
Stability Ball Stretch
Jump board on Reformer
Roll Down on Cadillac
Hamstring Press on Stability Chair
Leg Press on Cadillac
Arm Circles on Cadillac
Swan Dive on Stability Chair
Cast a Spell on Ladder Barrel
Mermaid on Cadillac
Mid Back Series Arm Work on Reformer
Straight Back on Short Box of Reformer
Hip Roll with Leg Extension on Foam Roller
Hundred with Spine Supporter on Reformer
Side Splits on Reformer
Swimming on Spine Corrector
Hundred on Reformer with Spine Supporter
Roll Down on Reformer
Pull Up on Cadillac
Salute on Reformer
Footwork on Stability Chair
Running on Reformer
Forward Step Up on Stability Chair
Grasshopper on Spine Corrector
Airplane on Cadillac
Press Down with Triceps on Cadillac
Tree with Arms Overhead on Ladder Barrel
Thigh Stretch on Cadillac
Thigh Stretch on Cadillac
Teaser on Spine Corrector
Parallel Rotational Discs on Reformer
Walks on Cadilllac
Triceps Press Sitting on Box with Split Pedal Stability Chair
Internal Rotation Side Arm Work on Reformer
Horseback on Ladder Barrel
Long Stretch on Reformer
Lift and Lower on Reformer
Leg Presses on Cadillac
You may have heard about Pilates (pronounced puh LAH teez), a form of fitness training, but how does it help your body?
Pilates combines strength and flexibility training, using exercises that tone and condition the entire body. Particular attention is paid to building and developing the area of the body called the “powerhouse,” the core region of the body that includes the abdomen, pelvis, lower back and buttocks.
Pilates also creates a powerful mind-body connection, developed through proper breathing technique and concentration on smooth body movements to achieve better mental and physical health and reduce stress.
Some of the benefits of Pilates include:
- Increases flexibility and agility
- Develops muscle strength
- Reduces stress
- Provides effective rehabilitation for injuries
- Flattens abdominals and strengthens back muscles
- Provides a gentle, low-impact, whole body workout
- Increases energy, invigorates the body
- Strengthens the mind-body connection
- Alleviates back pain
- Improves body posture and movement
Initially, our office provided traditional therapeutic exercise services to our patients. However, several years ago, we began offering the Stott Pilates repetoire to our patients, which has proven to be far more effective than traditional therapeutic exercises. The pilates rehabilitative exercise program has enabled patients of all fitness levels and ages to strengthen and tone muscles much faster and safer than traditional therapy had in the past. Patients enjoy pilates and are so pleased with their results that they often choose to continue pilates at the on-site studio after the completion of their rehabilitative therapy.
Pilates itself was developed in the 1920’s by a German gymnast and boxer, who became a nurse, Joseph Pilates. Afflicted with many physical problems, he used pilates to assist hospitalized patients with their rehab exercises. Known as the premier pilates method world-wide, Stott™ pilates can be performed with or without equipment and is safe for everyone.
Pilates is the ideal method to strengthen and tone muscles, improve posture, strengthen the spine, flatten the stomach and improve flexibility. Pilates improves stamina levels, reduces stress and brings the mind in tune with the body.
We are a fully equipped facility with the following:
- Stability Chairs
- Spine Correctors
- Ladder and Arc Barrels
Pilates is a weight bearing exercise that improves strength and neuromuscular coordination. Safer than lifting weights with less tension and stress on the joints, Reformer exercises allow patients, especially those who experience pain with other fitness regimens to gently strengthen key muscles by providing adjustable resistance using spring tension.
The focus on muscular imbalances due to injury, postural problems or over straining makes pilates the ideal method to help train the muscles. Additional benefits include increased lung capacity, increased circulation through healthy breath patterns, strength, flexibility, coordination, posture and balance. Bone density and joint health also improve with this safe, weight bearing form of exercise, which also increases body awareness.
To find out more about pilates, find out if your health insurance covers pilates exercise therapy, or to make an appointment, call (330) 758-4446.