At SouthPark Physical Therapy in Littleton, CO
Effective rehabilitation programs share a common denominator...
The work of Joseph Pilates was initially developed for the injured and ill in an internment camp at the outbreak of WWI. The focus was return to function. This remains a priority of physical therapy today.
Without core stability we cannot get up and down from the floor or reach up without falling backwards. We need core stability for our basic functional movements: to roll over in bed, to sit for prolonged periods, to avoid falls.
STABILITY ALLOWS MOBILITY
Pilates based rehabilitation incorporates the principles of pilates to enhance functional movement, decrease pain from both hypermobility and hypomobility, Improve oxygenation, and develop a deep awareness of appropriate/inappropriate movement patterns.
Pilates Rehabilitation programs are applicable to a wide variety of diagnosis, both orthopedic and neurologic.
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Shoulder impingement/tendinitis
- Hip bursitis
- Ankle injuries
- Total knee/hip replacements
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Performance & sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Muscle strains
Pilates equipment allows the body to be positioned such that it is assisted or resisted. This contributes to the specificity of each exercise, providing an optimal method of re-educating core musculature and re-aligning the body to promote balance.