The Pilates Method is a system of over 500 exercises that emphasize core strength, flexibility, efficiency of movement, and whole body alignment. Exercises are done on the floor or using specialized equipment to assist or resist your movement as needed. Joseph Pilates created his method to rehabilitate injured soldiers and internees during WWI, and the method is still used extensively to rehabilitate musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and conditions.
Most people enjoy exercising on the Reformer, a moving carriage that uses springs and cables to challenge your core and extremities with less pain and decreased compressive forces on your joints. Rehab Pilates may be incorporated into your physical therapy program to improve posture, increase strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility while leaving you feeling energized and strong. Some conditions that may benefit from Rehab Pilates include low back pain, scoliosis, stroke, arthritis, sports injuries, and for recovery after most orthopedic surgeries.