Coordination and control are the most important principles in rehabilitation that prevents re-injury. Pilates is effective in teaching your brain how to fire the appropriate muscles and is essential in correcting faulty muscle patterns that have caused injury or have developed during an injury. This is sometimes called neuromuscular coordination.
Pilates equipment helps you move even during the initial stages of injury by adding resistance where needed to take the pressure off painful areas. The use of springs on the Pilates reformer machines allows you to move through the full range of motion, make you feel resistance at the muscle’s strongest point of contraction and less resistance on the initiation and completion of movements, which relieves stress on tendons, ligaments, and joints.
While mobility is key during the initial stages of injury, Rehabilitative Pilates is crucial in restoring your independent strength and coordination during the final stages of recovery. The equipment is used to challenge your body with increased resistance and a multi-directional pulley system, further developing strength, stability and coordination of movement.
All exercises are designed specifically for individual needs and session goals. The exercises are fully supervised during the session with appropriate verbal cueing to correct old faulty patterns. Depending on session goals, exercises may be carefully modified for an at-home use to facilitate rehabilitation between sessions.
The Cadillac is one of the most effective pieces of exercise equipment ever to be engineered. It's multi-pulley system has become a key piece in the rehabilitation of many conditions including arthritis, neurological conditions, tendinitis, bone fractures and coordination problems.
The Arc Barrel features a gentle curve that reproduces movements of the spine. Since muscles of the core are the primary movers of the spine, actions such as bending forwards, backwards and side ways over the barrel will strengthen the core muscles in a multi-directional way.
The reformer is large enough to accommodate full-range motion necessary for increasing mobility. The resistance of the springs build the strength to sustain mobility. The rolling carriage with springs set at different levels of resistance provides stability challenges that develop core strength and balance.
The Stability Chair accommodates a diverse range of clients, including those who are limited to exercising in a vertical position. Exercises are done sitting, standing or kneeling, which promote more functional postures and address functional disparity caused by one-sided sports or habitual movement patterns.