The Many Benefits of Pilates: Enhancing Your PT Treatment Plan
Pilates may seem like a new way to engage in physical activity, but did you know it was actually created in the early 20th century? Joseph Pilates created this form of exercise during World War I as a way to help rehabilitate wounded soldiers. Since then, pilates has been used for a vast arrangement of exercise, treatment, and strength training. For more information on how Pilates can enhance your physical therapy treatment plan, contact H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy today!
How does Pilates fit with PT?
Pilates for rehabilitation purposes has been a growing trend in the physical therapy field for quite some time now. This advanced form of exercise not only helps in the recovery of an injured body part, but it also goes beyond that – it helps with improving strength and movement throughout the entire body.
Pilates can be used in areas other than injury rehabilitation, as well. It has also been known to be used as a stress management technique, as well as a way to strengthen the joints and muscles. It helps with improving muscle performance, motor control, and reinforcing postural alignment. By focusing on the core, Pilates is able to amplify your center of balance and promote an even musculature throughout the body.
This treatment is effective for a large number of neurological and orthopedic issues, which is the main reason why so many physical therapists are incorporating it into their practices. Some of the most common conditions treated with Pilates include:
- Balance issues
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
At H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy, we also offer a special program for cancer patients, where the primary focus is Pilates. Our aim is to help each patient reach their full potential of physical function, no matter what their condition may be.
How do I get started?
H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy offers private, semi-private, and group class pilates lessons. Pilates is designed to strengthen postural muscles and develop deep core strength. Exercises are performed on traditional Pilates apparatus, using springs for resistance. This effective low-impact therapy is ideal for individuals seeking to improve posture, decrease pain, improve strength & flexibility. For more information, request an appointment today at Laguna Hills, CA Center.