Pilates is a form of exercise designed to develop the body uniformly, correct wrong postures and restore physical vitality, with the goal of training the body in entirety to attain a: flexible and balanced; stable and strong; disease-free; and efficiently functioning body.
With one on one personalized sessions, Pilates exercises can be modified and tailored to the specific needs of the patient in both preventative and rehabilitative contexts. Patients gain a greater awareness of their own body and alignment, along with how to efficiently use their muscles to diminish or eliminate improper movement patterns. Combining Pilates exercise, with conventional physical therapy, and other alternative therapies such as massage and Yoga, Restore353 provides the patient with a whole body approach to healing and injury prevention.
Pilates for Rehabilitation
Many injuries are caused by musculoskeletal imbalances in the body. Our daily activities, the way we walk, sit, bend over or work can create stresses which can result in a weakening in our structural support systems, including our spine and associated musculature. Pilates exercise is a full body exercise system that focuses on efficiency of movement, balanced muscle use and core strength.
In a rehabilitation context, Pilates exercises can be modified for the particular needs of a patient at all levels of treatment. This can help avoid further injury during sessions and focus on rehabilitating the areas that need more specific attention. During rehabilitative sessions with Pilates exercise, the emphasis is placed on understanding the proper mechanics of movement; the how’s and why’s of moving correctly. With the proper understanding of how we move and how we can move more efficiently, we can re-educate our body into healthy movement patterns. This can lead to less injury in our normal daily activities and prevent more serious problems in the future.
Pilates is an excellent form of training for pre/post natal exercise. Through Pilates one focuses on mind and body connections. During sessions mothers learn and work towards: maintaining a level of fitness that is beneficial for both the mother and baby; preparing the mother for the hard work of labor and motherhood; strengthening postural muscles; increasing and maintaining, body awareness, balance and stability; and increasing the ability to focus on muscular work as well as relaxation for both labor and motherhood.