What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness. The Pilates method generally uses the body as the means of resistance in exercises blending strength and flexibility. This approach leads to improved posture, reduced stress and a stronger core: the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle. An often-used analogy equates the human body with a tree, whose branches cannot thrive without the trunk and roots being strong.
Denver Physical therapists at Cherry Creek Wellness Center incorporate Pilates conditioning into rehabilitative exercise and PT programs designed to speed recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.
Rather than many repetitions of each exercise, the Pilates system endorses fewer, more precise movements that require proper control and form. Because your mind must engage with your body to perform the movements correctly, you experience a new awareness of muscle function and control.
Rehabilitation Benefits of Pilates in Denver
Conditions Pilates Rehabilitation Can Treat
Since its development by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s, the Pilates Method of Exercise has become a well-known form of physical therapy for rehabilitation. With an endless variety of exercises and modifications, Pilates adapts to fit a wide range of needs, from the athlete to the elderly. At our Pilates studio, our Pilates instructors assess asymmetries in flexibility, strength and muscle recruitment patterns to address the patient as a whole as well as treat the injury or disorder. Pliates is known to help relieve acute/ chronic pain and speed injury recovery.
Additional Health Benefits of Pilates Classes Include: