- become a preventative practice that corrects postural and alignment issues for better quality of movement
- provide a pre-hab system to strengthen patients prior to surgical intervention
- provide a continuum of care following PT for rehabilitation
- be a viable athletic cross-training system for injury prevention and improved athletic performance
• Concentration, which fosters awareness of the entire body while performing movement, is required to neutralize undesired movement patterns and is an essential element in connecting mind and body. Increasing concentration during movement, not only on primary movers, but on stabilizers and postural muscles as well, promotes improved movement skill, athletic performance and longevity of movement abilities.
• Control, which emphasizes quality over quantity. Clients who complete physical therapy without learning movement technique are likely to experience the same injury again, or new injuries, as a result of the compensatory patterns developed during injury. Pilates is an excellent post-therapy continuum of care to equip clients with a new movement vocabulary--and movement control--to avoid these expensive and discouraging problems.