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Pilates-based Physical Therapy

Our staff includes physical therapists who are specifically trained in Pilates for Rehabilitation.  Pilates has achieved its recognition by MDs, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists; occupational therapists; massage therapists and others.  It offers key exercises for dynamic spinal stabilization, which involves multi-joint, multi-planar and full body exercises while complementing all other traditional concepts.  It is a comprehensive system, which improves all facets of movement:  range of motion, flexibility, strength, quality, precision, control, coordination, endurance, and use of breath.

Emphasizes Core Trunk Muscles:

  • Transverse Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Rectus Abdominus
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Deep Postural Muscles
  • Spine Extensors and Rotators
  • Scapular Stabilizers
  • Gluteal Muscles
  • Hip Adductors
  • Hip External Rotators
  • Pelvic Floor

Promotes motor control via:

  • Isometric Muscle Actions
  • Concentric Muscle Actions (Shortening)
  • Eccentric Muscle Actions (Lengthening)

Also...

  • Promotes stimulation in neuro-muscular training: kinesthetic awareness; proprioception; tactile, and visual senses.
  • Facilitates functional rehabilitation in peripheral joints through open and closed kinetic chain.
  • Training in all functional positions: supine, prone, sitting, kneeling, standing and quadruped (all fours).
  • Progresses from basic to intermediate, advanced levels through neutral spine stabilization to segmental/articulated movement of the spine.

Who Benefits?

  • Patients with musculoskeletal injuries: disc bulging, sciatica, degenerative disc disease;  post-operative cases; peripheral joint dysfunctions; ankle strain/sprain; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; plantar fasciitis; patellofemoral syndromes and more.
  • Expectant mothers with gestational sciatica; back pain.
  • Women who have undergone hysterectomy and C-sections
  • Mothers with post-natal dysfunctions; pelvic floor weakness; incontinence; abdominal weakness.
  • Patients with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, lupus.
  • Patients with poor postures and alignments: scoliosis; excessive kyphosis and lordosis; forward head; genu valgum; genu varus; hyper/hypo mobility.
  • High level athletes: dancers, ice skaters, swimmers, tennis players, ball players, hikers, runners.
  • Performing artists: stuntmen; singers, actors, musicians.
  • People of all ages who need to improve body awareness and biomechanics at home or work.

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