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Medical Warning:

While Pilates’ exercises can complement other types of rehabilitation, our programs are not a substitute for qualified medical assessment and prescribed care. Our teachers do not diagnose or prescribe treatment for physical ailments. If you are concerned about physical issues or injuries, you will need to seek medical opinion regarding your ability to begin an exercise program. We strongly recommend women above 50 to test their bone density to determine if they have any signs of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, in order to avoid any risk of spine fracture when exercising.

 

Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies:

Did you know that Pilates was initially developed as a therapeutic program to strengthen and balance the musculoskeletal system and restore range and ease of movement in the joints?

Throughout our programs, we help our clients regain their strength, alleviate the pain, enhance their posture and restore ease of movement. Here are some examples of medical conditions we helped with:

  • Osteoporosis; Osteopenia
  • Herniated or bulged discs
  • Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis (OA, Degenerative Joint Disease DJD)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Neck & Shoulder Pathologies
  • Hip Flexor injury
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • ACL Tear & Knee Pathologies
  • Planter Fasciitis
  • FAI (Femoral Acetabular Impingement)
  • Labral Tear
  • Mastectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Diastasis Recti (separated abs)
  • Incontinence
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Depression
  • Graves Disease
  • Mechanical lower and/or upper back pain
  • etc

Pilates & Muscle Activation Techniques for Injury Prevention:

Avoid getting injuries in the first place. Pilates helps you realign your posture to its neutral functional state, strengthen and balance the muscles to support this posture and restore spine flexibility and range of motion in your joints. Muscle Activation Techniques work to activate the weak/ inhibited muscles to bring balance to your body. Combined with Pilates, your body will gain the balance, flexibility and strength you need to avoid injury.

Whether you do competitive sports or recreational sports, you will find Pilates will enhance your game and keep you off the side bench.

As for the rest of us, trying to go through our daily lives, playing with our kids or grandkids, shoveling snow or just trying to survive an ice storm without injury, you will find Pilates will bring balance, coordination and strength to your body and prevent you from getting injured.

 

Contact us for a free assessment and demonstration.