Pilates as Rehab
WHAT TO DO AFTER PT? WHAT TO IF HAVE CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION?
When it comes to caring for your body, one size does not fit all. Many of our clients have needs that stretch beyond a typical pilates reformer class. For example, you could be:
Released by your physician after prescribed physical therapy
Referred to a Pilates-based Physical Therapist for therapy
Unsure if you need physical therapy for a recent strain or injury.
Managing a chronic health condition
Looking to get out of pain
That’s why we offer Therapeutic Pilates.
This type of pilates session includes a comprehensive consultation. You are then placed with a senior instructor who has experience and advanced training working with your condition. The goal is to slowly and safely help integrate you back into general fitness, rather than targeted rehabilitative exercises. This option is best for those who need extra care with a recent injury (shoulder, hip, spine), or with a neurological condition, mild scoliosis, osteopenia, and more.
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Pink Ribbon Pilates
Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery. You’re probably exhausted, your arms may be painful and swollen and the adjuvant treatments can make you feel even worse. All you want to do is rest. In the past, that’s exactly what doctors recommended. However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors. At Absolute Pilates we are dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive body image to all breast cancer survivors. The Pink Ribbon Program will help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal muscles, allowing you to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. Our program accommodates all fitness levels, whether your surgery was recent or several years ago.
Strength, balance and flexibility. These are three physical skills often affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. Pilates, when practiced a few times a week, can help improve these three skills, and it’s usually well tolerated by people who have this disease. With a qualified instructor, balance, posture and movement are the primary factors when starting an exercise program. Pilates facilitates corrective movement behavior so the muscles can learn to work more efficiently. It helps strengthen weakness and loosen unwanted tensions and spasticity. Pilates helps the neuromuscular system to be reeducated.
Pilates Helps Reduce Risk of Falls
The statistics and effects of falls in older adults are sobering: each year in the US:
- 3 million seniors go to the emergency room for injuries from falls, annually.
- Half of all brain injury cases in the elderly are due to falls.1
- Each year, 800,000 seniors are hospitalized from brain injury or hip fractures from falls.
- In 2015, the US spent about $50 billion on treatments for falls.
There can be many different causes of falls in older individuals.2 Certain medications can cause balance problems or dizziness, as can high blood pressure. Environmental risks, such as throw rugs or uneven floor surfaces are another factor. But the most common cause of falls is gait and balance problems, and this is where Pilates can help.