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

Modified Teaser

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:

  • Reformers
  • Cadillac
  • 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.