One-on-one Pilates based Physical Therapy
Pilates is based on principles of concentration, core control, precision, breath, and movement flow. Pilates improves strength, flexibility, balance, and muscle control. Equipment varies from basic mat work to specialized spring tension equipment such as the reformer or tower. At Symmetry Physical Therapy, our therapists incorporate Pilates into the Physical Therapy treatment plan for an additional layer of exercise variation.
Benefits of Pilates
- Increases strength and stability
- Increases flexibility
- Increase spine and joint mobility
- Decreases chronic and acute pain
- Progressively loads injured tissues to promote proper healing
- Easily modifiable to progress and regress exercises
- Postural awareness and postural endurance
- Increased breathing capacity
- Improved sport performance
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Improved coordination and motor control
- Decreased fall risk and improved balance
The most common form of Pilates is on the reformer. The reformer has a spring-loaded carriage that allows the patient to perform a multitude of full body exercises. We use the spring tension to provide resistance or assistance to the movement. There are many modifications to the reformer the therapist can make to adjust the intensity of the exercises. The addition of the jump board is a great way to initiate low load plyometric exercises for safe return to sport.
Pilates exercises on the tower are a great way to challenge the musculoskeletal and nervous system while performing dynamic movements that require strength and coordination. There are many attachments with different spring tensions that allow the exercises to range from gentle mobility work to intense full body strengthening.
Not a patient? No problem, Symmetry offers 1-1 private Pilates sessions for both rehabilitation and fitness.
Mat Pilates can be as easy or as challenging as desired. There are many “Pre-Pilates” exercises that can be taught on the mat to build a foundation for higher level integrated movements. We use mat-based Pilates to prescribe exercises that can be performed at home without any equipment.
Symmetry Physical Therapy is a privately owned one-on-one patient centered physical therapy clinic in Downtown Miami/Brickell. Every treatment is with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entire hour. Symmetry’s specialized, dedicated, and passionate team of professionals are fully committed to each patient’s success.
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