Clinical Pilates is used as a treatment and diagnostic tool to help patients recover from injury, alleviate pain, and enhance sports-related performance. In addition to its use as an advanced physical therapy method, it is also offered as a standalone personal training and fitness program. The program focuses on muscle control, rather than strength, and utilizes static and dynamic stabilization exercises that are designed to work muscle groups in functional patterns, leading to a body that works more efficiently. This functional program of core stabilization and muscle efficiency improves flexibility, posture, body function and fitness levels, decreases pain, corrects improper body mechanics and movement dysfunction, and provides greater resistance to and recovery from injury. Clinical Pilates also benefits patients through a more toned physique, better trunk stabilization, firmer stomach muscles and enhanced breathing control.
Our unique Clinical Pilates program combines the use of state-of-the-art Pilates Proformer™ equipment, along with traditional physical therapy treatments, to hasten successful recovery. A fully customized rehabilitation and exercise program is devised for each patient following a complete assessment by an expertly trained physical therapist, including a detailed history of previous injuries. We offer one-on-one guidance that adapts to patients’ physical needs, limitations, and goals.
Research has shown that use of the spring-loaded Pilates Proformer™ equipment improves strength and flexibility, quickens recovery, and helps individuals to improve core stability and incorporate it into their daily routine. The equipment utilizes a variable resistance system providing resistance and counter-resistance that is safe and effective.
In addition to its use as an advanced physical therapy treatment method, Clinical Pilates is offered by NY Sports Med as a standalone fitness program. We also work with many established Pilates schools in New York to help their students recover from painful conditions and return to optimal health and function utilizing similar ideals and methods.
The advancement of our cutting edge Clinical Pilates program demonstrates our commitment to remain at the forefront of sports medicine and physical therapy ideals.