Pilates is a mind-body workout incorporating proper breathing, flowing movements and core conditioning. The quality of movement is valued over the quantity of repetitions.
Pilates exercises develop a strong core; consisting of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Core control is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. The focus is on breath and posture, Pilates elongates and strengthens while improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. Muscle balance is important for reduction of pain and prevention of injury. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet.
When no particular muscle group is overtrained or undertrained, the body comes into balance. Following the practice of Pilates, clients gain core control, improved breathing, stress reduction, greater enjoyment of activities and enhanced sports performance. Many professional sports teams and elite athletes use Pilates as a part of their training regimen.
Pilates exercises are performed mainly in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is safe and gentle, yet can be extremely challenging when achieving the advanced level.
The Pilates method incorporates equipment and mat work to provide a means to strengthen the entire body as a unit. As a fully equipped Pilates studio, One On One Physical Therapy offers Reformers, Cadillac/Trap tables, Chairs and Barrels with certified Pilates Instructors . The Pilates apparatus uses springs to provide assistance or resistance allowing the client to move through ranges of motion with greater ease and control. These techniques ultimately create successful movement patterns which build confidence and carry over to functional tasks.
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Whole Body Cryotherapy
What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy is a method of treatment where the whole body is exposed to cold temperatures for a short period of time. The cold temperature acts as a positive stressor on the body meant to trigger a positive response. The positive effects reported include the release of norepinephrine, decreased inflammation, increased metabolism, and the release of cold shock proteins.
With the recent explosion of Whole Body Cryotherapy into mainstream industry and media, many sources have been quick to either claim cryotherapy treatment as effective and beneficial to improve athletic performance or simply ineffective. This article summarizes a 20 page report conducted by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D, expert in the field of aging, cancer and nutrition, and serves to shed light upon the century-old, proven science of the effects that cold exposure has on the body.
Used with permission from Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D
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Massage Therapy is an important adjunct to physical therapy. Our Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists work together, communicating as a team, in order to tailor a specific plan to fit your needs.
Benefits of Physical Therapy Massage Include:
- Promotes healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Reduces pain and swelling
- Reduces formation of excess scar tissue
- Provides a greater range of motion
- Enhances athletic performance
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymphatic fluids
- Reduces blood pressure
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces anxiety and stress
At One on One Physical Therapy, we have great massage therapists that offer 30 Minute, 60 Minute, & 90 Minute sessions.