Pilates for rehabilitation

Published On: Jan 27 2012 06:03:49 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 27 2012 06:14:55 PM EST

Pilates is quickly becoming the choice in rehabilitation. Why? Because it just works better.

Pilates, an exercise regimen first developed for rehabilitation in the early 20th century, has become a powerful rehab tool with significant benefits for our patients and PT practice.

The focus on core movement and breathing brings new and effective treatment methods. It’s also extremely versatile - the extensive exercise repertoire can be modified to fit the needs of each patient.

The Pilates principle of core stabilization addresses posture, muscle performance and motor control, the same concepts that form the basis of most orthopedic rehabilitation and therapy. Physical therapists are using Pilates successfully to treat many common conditions and disease including chronic neck and back pain, sciatica, shoulder impingement/tendonitis, hip bursitis, ankle injuries, total knee/hip replacements, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and scoliosis.

The benefits of Pilates are manifold - improves posture, increases core strength, increases flexibility and helps prevent injuries.

The Pilates Fitness and Physical Therapy Center is hosting an open house on February 16th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. to show off their renovated facility and provide an opportunity to meet with staff. They are located at 17418 W. Ten Mile Road in Southfield.