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Pilates Rehabilitation

cancer-rehab-bon-secours-300x195-copyPilates is a physical fitness system that emphasizes alignment, breathing, a strong core and improving coordination and balance. In physical therapy, Pilates is used to help re-educate the body for proper movement in normal, everyday activities including prolonged sitting. Our equipment-based method can be incorporated in treatment as an additional intervention in the patient’s overall care. The goals of the program are to enhance therapy, especially for increasing range of motion, building strength, and restoring healthy postures.

Common Conditions That Benefit From Pilates

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • LBP
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Neck and back pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Shoulder sprains and strains
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ligament sprains/strains
  • Ankle sprains/instability
  • Flat foot deformity
  • Sacroilliac Dysfunction
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • IT Band syndrome

Goals and Benefits

  • Pain reduction
  • Improved coordination
  • Increased strength
  • Efficient movement
  • Restoration of natural movement
  • Restore healthy posture

Equipment Based Pilates using the Polestar® Methodology and Principles Our trained Physical Therapists at Bon Secours In Motion utilize Polestar Pilates® for their education. This is an advanced certification requiring over 500 hours of self-practice and patient treatment experience in addition to 96 hours of coursework and training.

What to Expect

  • Dress comfortably for each visit – fitness clothing is best. Avoid restrictive, tight clothing as it impedes movement that can impact the results of the movement analysis conducted.
  • The therapist will perform a 45-60 minute therapy evaluation and treatment session to assess static and dynamic postures, functional movement capability, and impairments.
  • Most patients attend 2-3 treatment sessions per week that may include traditional exercise, manual therapy techniques, soft tissue mobilization, and Pilates equipment work.
  • In addition to regular therapy sessions, a home exercise program will be provided for maintenance between sessions.

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