Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, the Pilates method is a systematic practice of specific exercises and focused breathing patterns that combine flexibility, strengthening, spinal alignment, core stabilization, balance and coordination.
The benefits of Pilates include:
- Body awareness
- A stronger core
- Increased lung capacity and circulation
- Improved coordination—both physical and mental
- Strength and flexibility
- Improved posture
- Bone density and joint health improve
- Body control
At Excel Physical Therapy we value the benefits of Pilates exercises to balance the body and improve rehabilitation potential. We have a reformer and other Pilates equipment to provide our patients with a well-rounded combination of exercises. If indicated for your injury or condition, we have a team of trained professionals that can develop a Pilates based therapeutic exercise program specifically for you, which can be billed to your insurance in conjunction with your other comprehensive physical therapy services.