Pilates has proven itself an important and invaluable adjunct to physical rehabilitation. 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.
Pilates exercise offers a slow, safe, sensible approach to health and wellness and can help patients:
- Lengthen muscles and build strength at the joint, rather than add bulk
- Strengthen and stabilize the body’s core
- Improve many total body functions, including posture, strength, and flexibility
- Increase range of motion
Adkore physical therapists use Pilates exercise, incorporating Pilates machines, to treat many conditions and diseases. By focusing on proper breathing and movement, Pilates can promote recovery from neck/back pain, bursitis, knee/hip replacements, fibromyalgia, strain or injury, and joint stress.