What is Pilates?

 

Pilates, originally called "Contrology", was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and includes over 500 exercises to build core strength, muscular balance, and flexibility. Pilates also concentrates on coordination of breath, postural alignment, spine, pelvis and shoulder stabilization, while moving and working the body as a whole.

 

It is a low impact form of exercise that utilizes body weight, specially designed spring based apparatus and props.  It is safe and effective for beginners as well as challenging for advanced exercisers and athletes. Practicing Pilates is easy on the joints, strives to work the body in varying positions and can focus on pure fitness, rehabilitation, sports improvement, stress relief and more.

 

Pilates for Post-Rehab

 

Some of the conditions that we have worked with include:

  • spinal fusion

  • disc herniation

  • stenosis

  • sciatica

  • joint replacement

  • SI joint pain

  • pelvic floor issues

  • neck/ shoulder tension & stress

  • osteopenia, osteoporosis

  • arthritis

  • khyphosis

  • lordosis

  • scoliosis

  • Pre/Post natal

*Please note that we cannot diagnosis injuries and our scope of practice is in knowing how to safely and effectively work with your condition and alongside your medical practitioner.

 

 

Pilates for Athletes

 

While most athletes would be deemed fit – they too develop compensation patterns. If they train only for their particular sport then they are missing all the other muscles and joint movements in the body. Pilates for athletes works to improve them in their sport by helping the athlete understand where their tight, underused muscles are versus their overused ones and helping to achieve balance, improve technique, strength and endurance.

 

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Rae R.

“She has always structured her program to fit the needs of each of her clients, no matter the class size. Which bring me to “class size” she keeps small intimate instruction so she can give each and every one a more one on one experience even while in a group setting. She is mindful of how your body is feeling on the day of class and also is considerate of any long term/short term injuries that need special attention. "