Our Physical Therapy 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 the 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 Benefit My 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 therefore be conscious of your arrival time. (10 minutes prior will allow for parking and a warm up of your choice.)
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 are not appropriate for this exercise session.
There are both men and women’s locker rooms available, which include lockers and showers.