Pilates based exercises work to improve strength, flexibility, posture, balance, coordination, breathing control, alignment, and endurance. The Pilates method consists of a series of mat exercises and equipment intended to develop a balance between strength and flexibility with core control, thereby improving proper execution of movement without undue stresses to the body. Pilates exercise strengthens both the body and mind.
The Pilates method is appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness including; dancers, athletes of all kinds, fitness enthusiasts, and people recovering from injury. At Total Body Physical Therapy, we incorporate Pilates exercise in many of our rehabilitation programs.