What is Physio-Pilates?
Physio-Pilates is a unique form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, breathing, strength, and flexibility. It is often used to help rehabilitate the body after injury, particularly injuries of the pelvis, low back, or neck. Physio-Pilates is a treatment tool used by physiotherapists trained in Pilates, linking current spinal stability research and the traditional exercise rehabilitation and conditioning work of Joseph Pilates. It’s ideal for use in the rehabilitation setting, for general health and well-being, and as a preventive measure to avoid injury.
Your doctor, physiotherapist, osteopath, or other health care professional may recommend Physio-Pilates as part of your rehabilitation. Physio-Pilates differs from a regular Pilates class as it is based on an individual physiotherapy assessment and uses exercises that are adapted to make them more suitable for clients with low back and neck pain or those recovering from injury. At your initial consultation, your physiotherapist will conduct a full clinical assessment including health history, lifestyle, posture, movement analysis, and personal goals. An individualized program will be designed and will include exercises that can be done at home in between treatment sessions. Pilates exercises are done on a mat and often incorporate small equipment. All one on one Physio-Pilates sessions are billed as Physiotherapy.
You can benefit from Physio-Pilates if you:
- Have low back, neck or pelvic pain
- Have poor posture or a posture related injury
- Are recovering from childbirth
- Have pelvic floor dysfunction
- Want to improve core stability and muscle imbalances
- Want a safe therapeutic exercise program
- Want to prevent injury
- Want to enhance athletic performance
For more information and class times, please see the Revive website. http://revivephysio.ca/