McKay-Dee Sports Medicine at Stewart Rehab Center offers Pilates classes taught by a licensed physical therapist with extensive knowledge regarding muscle and joint anatomy, physiology, exercise intervention and treatment of injuries. These classes engage the participant in the fundamentals of breathing while challenging the body using dynamic movements around a stable spine. Pilates is an excellent way to resolve muscle imbalance, increase core strength, and improve posture, flexibility, and performance. Your Pilates sessions will be structured and tailored to your needs, making modifications as necessary for weak, injured, or stiff joints.
The Pilates program is for current patients, and is suggested for individual patients by the physical therapist. It is by appointment only, usually one time a week for 2 – 5 weeks or as your therapist sees fit.
What Is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on precision of movement through the mind-body connection using the principles developed by Joseph Pilates.
Pilates exercise programs are individually designed to develop symmetry of movement, increase strength, balance and coordination.
The foundation of movement begins with a stable and strong core. The “core” is defined by the abdominal, low back and pelvic musculature.
Who Can Benefit from Pilates?
All patients with varying degrees of fitness can greatly benefit from Pilates based therapy.
How Does Pilates Help Recovery?
Pilates focuses on healthy posture, symmetry of movement and core strength, all of which assist in prevention of injury and are a key component of good rehabilitation program.
What to Expect?
A treatment session is scheduled to be 45 – 60 minutes long depending on the needs of the patient. The treatment session will start and finish at the designated time so be conscious of your arrival time.
Descriptions and pictures of exercises will be given at the end of every therapy session. It is expected that they will be practiced prior to the next visit.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for parking and check in. (15 minutes if you need to change.)
If there are a few minutes before your session begins you may begin to warm up on a bike, elliptical or treadmill if your therapist allows.
What to Wear:
Most importantly - Be comfortable! Wear form fitted exercise clothing, very baggy clothing will often be in the way.
- Capri or longer pants work well
- Spandex should be worn under loose fitting shorts
- Jeans or professional work clothing is not appropriate for this exercise session
There are both men and women’s locker rooms available, which include lockers and showers.
- Private Pilates: $50/per session, or $200/per 5-session punch pass
- Group Pilates: $10/per session, or $80/per 10-session punch pass
Call to schedule an appointment for a private session, or to reserve a spot in one of our group sessions. Minimum of 5 people, maximum of 10 people, for group Pilates sessions. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come basis.
The McKay-Dee Sports Medicine Pilates studio is located within Stewart Rehab Center at the McKay-Dee North Campus.