Pilates for Rehab

All of us know someone that has tried physical therapy and conservative treatments for a chronic injury without getting results!  They followed their doctors recommendations: 2-3x/week of physical therapy, home exercises, ice, rest, maybe injections, braces, shoe inserts, surgery????  What happened??  “Why didn’t it work,” is what they ask themselves.  They give up.  A few months or years down the road they try again.  Same routine, same results.  Why not try something different?  Pilates is it.

Pilates can be a game changer for many that have tried other conservative treatments for chronic conditions.  Pilates does not focus only on the injured area, but conditions the whole body to work together engaging muscles in the proximal center of your body before moving the extremities.  Why is this important?  For example, the shoulder girdle is made for mobility not stability.  So it inherently is unable to tolerate heavy loads without recruitment of proximal muscles and connection with the center.  With decreased physical activity, jobs sitting all day long, and increased abdominal weight our bodies are not used to connecting to the middle for movement.  Pilates rehab will train the body to connect to the center.

Research has shown that Pilates can improve conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shoulder tendinitis, knee problems, diastisis rectus, scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and many more.  Below you will find links to some of the research I have found.

Pilates rehab is FUN!  It is a new way of moving, with interesting equipment.  Pilates is easily tolerated by all ages and abilities because it is low-impact and pain-free.  Pilates rehab has been shown to have better compliance than traditional rehabilitation methods.  Exercises can be continued at home using a simple mat with no equipment necessary.

Call Kara today 480-235-1927 to start your road to recovery.  Pilates instruction specializing in rehabilitation and wellness.

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Read these links below for research articles on injury & the use of Pilates for rehab:

rehab hip & knee

treatment of low back pain

Pilates with breast cancer