Integrating Pilates Into Physical Therapy

Pilates elongates the muscles to create a body with balanced strength, unlike more conventional exercises that tend to build short, bulky muscles (the type most prone to injury). By developing proper technique, you can re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion, which can help you recover from injury, improve sports performance and achieve optimal health.

Pilates is integrated into physical therapy sessions, when appropriate, to help with core stabilization, strengthening and flexibility. The equipment we use delivers low-load, non-impact exercise that won’t over-strain the muscles and joints. Many of the exercises are performed in a reclining or sitting position, and modifications allow for a wide range of difficulty, ranging from beginning to advanced.

Treatment Benefits

Pilates based rehabilitation is suitable for people of all ages and is an excellent treatment for individuals with recurring pain or weakness. Benefits of Pilates-based rehabilitation include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Better posture
  • Increased core strength
  • Greater energy
  • Relief from back and neck pain
  • Recovery from strain or injury
  • Improved range of motion in the joints

 

Learn about additional benefits of Pilates here.