What is Pilates?- Pilates is a mind-body form of exercise that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance. At Rehab Core, Dr. Bawa utilizes Pilates equipment such as the reformer, tower and chair and will tailor your Pilates plan according to your goals.
Pilates and Physical Therapy- Using her knowledge as a doctor of physical therapy and certified Pilates teacher, Dr. Bawa creates appropriate treatment plans for patients who can benefit from pilates. She examines each patient and determines which symptoms can best be treated with Pilates exercises. Pilates ranges from beginner to expert levels. Specific exercises will be appropriately prescribed by Dr. Bawa. When you are educated about Pilates, and pwhen Pilates is performed safely and correctly under supervision, it can be effective in alleviating pain and improving symptoms.
Pilates and Sports Therapy- Pilates is one of the techniques used to rehabilitate athletes. With exercises focused on engaging certain muscles groups, Dr. Bawa creates treatment plans to best suit your goals. Pilates can be beneficial for athletes, runners, and dancers. She encourages patients to utilize Pilates in order to meet their goals of returning to sport.
Dr.Bawa also offers Pilates without physical therapy treatment for conditioning or maintaining your fitness goals. If you are interested in Pilates but do not need physical therapy, please call us at (516) 667-4331 for more information.
Benefits of Pilates
- Assists in the connection between mind and body
- Improves posture, balance, and flexibility
- Core Strengthening
- Reduced anxiety and insomnia
- Relieves stress
- Manages chronic pain