Pilates Rehab Reformer Program and Post Rehab Small Group Training
Professional Physical Therapy is proud to offer a Pilates Rehab Reformer one-on-one and small group program with Dr. Michelle Millner, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT. Our program is specially tailored to meet the needs of those struggling with core and trunk instabilities. Dr. Millner integrates both traditional physical therapy examination and evaluation with the specialized training of the Pilates system.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of body conditioning, strengthening, and fitness developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It builds strong, lean muscles, and strengthens without excess bulk, creating a toned body. The goal of Pilates is to develop controlled movement, flexibility, and improved mind body connection. The Pilates Reformer is a type of classical Pilates’ apparatus/equipment which uses spring resistance to accomplish these goals.
How is Pilates integrated into Physical Therapy?
After a thorough examination and evaluation, your therapist will determine what factors contribute to your symptoms. This is likely a combination of weakness, tightness, muscle imbalances, and impaired motor control. Specific exercises will be prescribed to address each of these impairments. When performed safely and correctly, Pilates exercises can be very targeted towards addressing the impairments. In this was Pilates can be very helpful in alleviating and preventing back, neck and other musculoskeletal pain. It will address and improve posture, muscle performance, motor control, physical and mental well-being.
Are there group sessions as well?
Yes. Once you have completed a round of physical therapy and your symptoms have resolved, you might be ready to join our post rehab Pilates program. We offer small group training with 5 or less clients at a time. These classes are designed to continue to build your strength, flexibility and control after physical therapy has ended.
How do I sign up?
Call and schedule an appointment with our clinic. You do not need a prescription to start.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of visits and frequency depends on the finding at the first visit, but because of our one-on-one 60 minute sessions, we can help you accomplish your goals quicker than other clinics.