Pilates is a very popular form of exercise throughout the country that is focused on low-impact movements to increase core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance. These same principles transition into the discipline of physical therapy complimenting traditional treatments.  At Progressive Physical Therapy in Costa Mesa, we have had great success in helping our patients relieve pain and restore motion and function by incorporating Pilates into our rehabilitation programs.

Combining manual therapy with pilates

We treat pain using manual therapy and massage until the patient is able to start exercise. The Pilates equipment allows the body to move even during the most acute stage of an injury. Most of the research shows early mobility to be key in achieving the best outcomes. In the initial stage of an injury we use pain management techniques. Massage and gentle mobilizations help to reduce the pain and start the process of normal joint motion. As pain subsides, we use the Pilates equipment to restore movement and strength.

Benefits of pilates

  • Increased Strength, Tone, Flexibility and Endurance
  • Improved Balance, Coordination and Proprioception
  • Improved Posture and Body Awareness

Sports and pilates

From weekend warriors to elite professionals, athletes looking for a competitive edge are discovering that Pilates helps. Developing an athlete’s core – the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine – makes athletes more agile, helps prevent injury and increases sports performance.

Private and group sessions available

Whether you have completed your physical therapy treatments, looking to tone and sculpt your body, increase sports performance, or reshape your body after the birth of your child, we offer both private and group Pilates sessions in our Costa Mesa office.  Please give us a call to discuss your goals and how we can help.

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