Pilates is a method of exercise which focuses on coordination, mind-body connection, strength and flexibility with the assistance of breath to perform controlled fluid movements. Here at Body Wellness, we believe that Pilates is often a perfect way to help you get back to the activities you love most, whether it’s going for a hike in the woods or returning to high level athletics. With specific exercises that help activate the deep muscles in your body that are often overlooked, clients find they have a new awareness of their posture, breath, and movement patterns.
What is Pilates for Rehabilitation?
The practitioners at Body Wellness have been trained extensively through Polestar Pilates. Polestar was founded by Brent Anderson, a physical therapist whos aim was to use the foundational principles of Joseph Pilates and meld them with current scientific research to provide the patient/client with the most effective and safe form of exercise possible. Our clinicians have been trained on all the various apparatus used in classical Pilates which includes the reformer, tower, Cadillac and mat Pilates.
Although clients might feel intimidated by the look of some of the machines used in Pilates, what we find is the various apparatus (reformer, Cadillac, tower, etc) gives you a safe and low impact environment to help work on strength, alignment, flexibility, and breath while moving the entire time. Mat Pilates is an excellent adjunct to the exercises you will be learning on the machines. With just the use of a mat, your body weight and gravity clients find despite the small and precise movements it can be extremely effective maintaining the benefits made during your sessions at the clinic.
Is Pilates for Rehabilitation right for you?
We offer Pilates on its own or as an adjunct to your Physical Therapy treatment. If you are someone dealing with pain or worried about getting started in a traditional Pilates studio, coming to us is often a great first step. You can be assured that you will never be pushed beyond your limitations or to a point that would be unsafe for your body. A list of various reasons clients choose to come to us for Pilates
- Spinal stabilization to address acute/chronic back pain
- Improvement in overall strength, flexibility, balance to excel at various sports
- Rehabilitation from a recent surgery (i.e. total joint replacement, tendon surgeries, spinal surgeries)
- Improvement in overall posture
- Pre and postpartum rehabilitation