The CoreAlign puts an emphasis on proper posture and is used to facilitate musculoskeletal re-education by stimulating core stability muscles to fire while performing challenging exercises. In physical therapy, its purpose is to assess and correct dysfunctional movement patterns, alignment abnormalities, muscular imbalances, flexibility, and balance/coordination deficits. Once dysfunction has been corrected, we can create pain-free movement patterns that will help in the prevention of injury.
In physical therapy, this popular pilates machine is utilized by helping patients create better body awareness, core stability, flexibility, and efficiency of movement. There is a focus on proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement.
The pilates chair is yet another piece of equipment we utilize to challenge the body in ways you normally can’t. This machine not only challenges you physically, but also mentally. This machine improves balance, posture, flexibility, and increases stability by making all the core muscles fire at the appropriate time.
This piece of equipment is very similar to the reformer; however, it has the added bonus of a trapeze table on it. This bar is extremely helpful in assisting shoulder range of motion in painful conditions. With the added pieces of attachments it allows for increase in core stability, spinal and extremity mobility, improved balance and coordination, enhanced performance, and heightening mind-body awareness.