The core is often referred to as the “powerhouse” of the body, which is the focal point of the Pilates Method. The core, or center, is comprised of the spine, abdomen, pelvis, hips along with the muscles that support those structures. In the early 20th century, a German citizen named Joseph Pilates developed this exercise system to rehabilitate individuals suffering from diseases and injuries.
The Pilates Method of body conditioning has been successfully integrated into the foundation of physical therapy, from rehabilitation exercise programs all the way to elite athletic training regimens. Pilates principles teach us that total body conditioning means: proper structural alignment, centering, breathing and concentration, control, precision, and flowing movement. The goal of a Pilates rehab program is to enhance flexibility, strength, body awareness, energy and mental concentration.
PHLEX’s cutting edge approach to Pilates-based rehabilitation is effective for:
- Quick recovery from orthopedic injuries
- Reduction of stress-related aches and pains
- Correction of postural dysfunctions
- Chronic challenges such as fibromylagia and multiple sclerosis