Our Proven Approach
The integration of progressive physical therapy and Pilates training works to improve mobility and motion, eliminate pain and avoid surgery.
Progressive Physical Therapy: Our professional staff is board certified, highly qualified and knowledgeable about the most advanced physical therapy treatment methods and philosophies available.
Pilates Training: The principles of Pilates – centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow – are concepts that are a natural complement to a comprehensive physical therapy treatment plan. learn more about the benefits of combining Pilates and Physical Therapy to accelerate your road to recovery.
Pilates: A Proven Complement to Physical Therapy
The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates during World War I when he was placed in a forced internment camp in England with other German nationals. A lifelong health enthusiast, the method evolved through his work to rehabilitate sick and injured detainees. The Pilates Method was first introduced in the United States in the mid-1920s when Pilates left Germany and began working with the dance community in New York. A widely popular fitness method, the number of Pilates participants has increased from approximately 1.7 million in 2000 to more than 10 million today.
Research supports the use of Pilates as part of an effective rehabilitation regimen. Pilates has significant implications for use with a variety of patients including those with lumbar and cervical spine dysfunction, osteoarthritis and post-operative conditions. The principles of Pilates (centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow) are concepts that are a focus within a comprehensive treatment plan, making Pilates a natural complement to physical therapy.
Health Plus Physical Therapy Center incorporates a combination of the Pilates Reformer and traditional mat work into their comprehensive treatment plan.
Created when Pilates discovered that hospital bed springs provide assistance or resistance for injured patients, the Reformer is the most widely used spring-based apparatus. Reformers utilize the concept of progressive resistance – as springs lengthen, resistance increases. It provides a stable base for individuals lacking core control and is extremely adjustable, allowing patients of all conditions to benefit from its use. Based on a sequence of floor exercises developed by Joseph Pilates, mat work develops dynamic stability, encourages postural alignment and improves flexibility.