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Physical Therapy Pilates In San Ramon, CA

Physical Therapy Pilates In San Ramon, CA

Physical therapy Pilates is an exercise program that combines traditional Pilates with physical therapy techniques to promote better physical health. It is a clinical approach to Pilates that can help clients recover from injuries, improve physical function, and restore quality of life. 

At Ironhorse Physical Therapy & Pilates in San Ramon, we offer Physical Therapy Pilates services to help individuals achieve their physical health goals. Our semi-private Pilates sessions are perfect for anyone looking to recover from an injury or progress their fitness level. We ensure a safe and effective workout environment that focuses on the needs of our clients. Learn more about our Pilates services below.

What Is Physical Therapy Pilates?

Physical therapy Pilates, known as Rehab Pilates, is a specialized form of Pilates. Unlike traditional Pilates, which is focused on improving overall fitness and flexibility, Rehab Pilates is focused on improving specific physical functions such as balance, strength, and flexibility.

Our Rehab Pilates program also includes our certified Pilates teachers who work directly with a licensed physical therapist so we can all be on the same page for each client’s individual needs.

The Goals Of Rehab Pilates

At Ironhorse, our Pilates sessions in San Ramon, CA, are designed to improve overall physical function, prevent injury, and aid in injury recovery for our patients. Our physical therapists tailor each Pilates program to each person, ensuring it is meeting the needs of our patients. As Pilates is a low-impact exercise program, we can ensure it is suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Our Pilates can also help individuals with chronic pain, balance issues, and other physical conditions.

Who Can Benefit From Physical Therapy Pilates?

Rehab Pilates can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals, including those who are recovering from an injury or surgery, athletes, pregnant women, older adults, and individuals with chronic pain. Here are some specific examples of who can benefit from physical therapy Pilates:

  • Individuals recovering from an injury or surgery: Rehab Pilates, under the guidance of a physical therapist, can help improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion, This can be beneficial for those who are recovering from an injury or surgery. Note, sometimes this needs to be cleared by the surgeon or doctor.
  • Athletes: Rehab Pilates can help improve balance, coordination, and flexibility. This can be beneficial for athletes across a variety of different sports, such as running, cycling, and tennis. As a result, it can help improve performance and enjoyment of the sport.
  • Pregnant or Postpartum women: Pregnancy can have a widespread effect on the body. Rehab Pilates can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve posture, which can be beneficial during pregnancy and after childbirth. You can learn more about our Core and Pelvic Floor aka Postpartum Recovery services here: Core & Pelvic Floor ReBoot Camp
  • Older adults: Age can affect various systems in the body, including muscles, balance, and coordination. Rehab Pilates can help improve balance, mobility, and flexibility, which can be beneficial for older adults in maintaining their independence and preventing falls.
  • Those with chronic pain: When used correctly, Rehab Pilates can help alleviate chronic pain and improve posture by strengthening the muscles that support the spine and improving body awareness. This can help with symptom management and maintaining fitness levels. 
  • People who want to improve their fitness: Pilates is a great form of exercise for anyone wanting to improve their overall health and fitness, regardless of age or fitness level. 

It is always recommended to consult with a qualified physical therapist before starting any new exercise program.

Is Pilates Suitable For Everyone? 

Pilates is a great form of exercise. Whilst it is suitable for most people, sometimes Pilates may not be appropriate for everyone. Some people may not have the strength or coordination, or simply may not enjoy this form of exercise. 

However, for all those seeking Rehab Pilates, our physical therapists use every strategy to ensure the exercises are safe and effective, taking into consideration our clients’ physical health, fitness level, medical history, and injuries.

The Benefits Of Physical Therapy Pilates

Rehab Pilates offers a wide range of benefits for individuals seeking to improve their physical health. Some of the benefits of Rehab Pilates include:

  • Improved posture: Rehab Pilates can help people improve their posture by strengthening the muscles that support the spine. This can help individuals move with better posture and reduce the risk of injuries, such as back pain.
  • Increased strength: Rehab Pilates is a low-impact exercise program that can help people increase their strength without putting unnecessary stress on the joints. It can also help individuals improve their balance and coordination.
  • Improved flexibility: Certain Rehab Pilates exercises can help people improve their flexibility by stretching and strengthening their muscles. This can help reduce the risk of injury and improve overall physical function.
  • Injury prevention: Rehab Pilates can help individuals prevent injuries by improving physical function and strengthening the muscles that support the joints. This can help individuals reduce the risk of injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures.

Injury recovery: Rehab Pilates has long been used as a rehabilitative tool for injuries. Under the guidance of a physical therapist, it can help people recover from injuries by helping them regain strength and flexibility. It can also help with pain and other symptoms during the recovery process.

Why Choose Ironhorse Physical Therapy & Pilates?

For those who are injured, it’s not generally a good idea to go to the generic Pilates, Barre, or yoga group classes. The instructors at these places are not usually trained in rehabilitation and safe exercises for injuries. As a result, these types of classes can aggravate any existing symptoms or may even cause an injury. 

Instead, we recommend coming to see our licensed and certified physical therapists who can design a Pilates program that is safe and effective for the best outcome. At Ironhorse, our physical therapists start with a thorough evaluation in order to design a tailored Rehab Pilates plan to meet the goals of each of our clients. Any relevant history, symptoms, and diagnoses are taken into consideration to ensure our Rehab Pilates sessions are a suitable and safe treatment option. 

During each Pilates session, we ensure each client is given individualized attention and uses the proper Pilates form. We use several different pieces of Pilates equipment, including a mat, reformer, chair, and a trapeze table for a well-rounded, full body workout with focused attention to alignment and posture. 

In some cases, we follow our manual therapy treatment with Pilates based rehab work to complement the therapy. Additionally, we also offer the following classes and workshops several times per year: Beginning Kettlebell Training, Kettlebell Core & Flow, Bulletproof Runner, and Core & Pelvic Floor Reboot Camp. Ironhorse Physical Therapy & Pilates as a trusted provider of Rehab Pilates services in San Ramon, CA.

The Ironhorse Difference

Ironhorse is a specialized approach to Rehab Pilates that emphasizes individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals. Our physical therapists recognise that physical health is closely linked to mental and emotional wellbeing. Therefore, we take a holistic approach to patient care, tailoring each Pilates session according to their treatment plans and goals, ultimately helping to optimise health outcomes.

Visit our physical therapists in San Ramon, CA, to experience the difference in our Pilates sessions.

Pilates Sessions in San Ramon, CA

These semi-private sessions are perfect for individuals who have completed their rehab or physical therapy treatment for an injury or condition and would like to either maintain their health or continue to improve and progress their fitness level. There is ongoing communication between the licensed Physical Therapists and certified/trained Pilates Instructors to ensure a safe and effective workout that focus on your needs as an individual.

Some of the classes/sessions are taught by a licensed Physical Therapist as well. This is quite different from going to a general Pilates studio where there can be 8-10 students of different levels and with different issues. Some exercises done in a larger group class may be good for you but some may be detrimental... How would you know the difference? 

Read more about how it’s generally not a good idea to take group Pilates, Barre, or Yoga in order to fix your neck/back/shoulder pain, etc.

Semi Private Pilates Reformer Sessions

Monday at 9am-10am Pilate Semi Private Class with Dr. Nicole

Tuesday at 10am-11am and 11am-12pm Pilate Semi Private Class with Dr. Kate

Thursday at 8am-9am, 9am-10am and 10am-11am Pilate Semi Private Class with Dr. Kate

Current Class Schedule

Current Class Schedule (2023)

Want to see how we incorporate Pilates into our physical therapy program?

Our licensed and certified physical therapist does a thorough evaluation 1st and then designes a plan to meet the goals of the client or patient. We ensure each client is given individualized attention and using the proper form. We use several different pieces of Pilates equipment i.e. mat, spine corrector, reformer, chair and trapeze table for a well-rounded, full body workout with focused attention to alignment and posture. We often follow our manual therapy treatment with pilates based rehab work in our 1 hour long sessions. 

Pilates can also be used to increase pelvic floor strength and prevent symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

We also offer these classes and workshops several times per year: Beginning Kettlebell Training, Kettlebell Core & Flow, Bulletproof Runner and Core & Pelvic Floor Reboot Camp

Frequently Asked Questions 

How Does Pilates Relate To Physical Therapy?

Pilates can be used as a form of physical therapy because it focuses on developing core strength, improving posture, and enhancing flexibility and balance. These are all important aspects of physical therapy, particularly for people recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain.

Do You Use A Pilates Machine For Physical Therapy?

Pilates machines, such as the Reformer or cadillac, can be used in physical therapy to provide resistance and support for exercises. In some cases, modifications can be made to traditional Pilates exercises to achieve similar benefits.

How Is Pilates Used In Physical Therapy?

Pilates exercises can be incorporated into a physical therapy program to help improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, and balance. Pilates can also be used as a low-impact form of exercise for individuals with injuries or chronic pain. 

How Many Pilates Sessions Are Needed?

The number of Pilates sessions needed will depend on the individual person’s goals and specific needs. In physical therapy, the frequency and duration of Pilates sessions may vary based on the severity of the injury or condition being treated. A physical therapist will determine the right dosage, and can regress or progress the program as needed. 

Is Pilates Hard?

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise. However, it can also be challenging as it requires endurance, precise control, and concentration. Our physical therapists tailor the difficulty of the exercises to the client to ensure that it is not too hard, but also not too easy, thereby ensuring that it provides the maximum benefit whilst minimising the risk of any unwanted side effects.

Call or text 925-222-5446 for dates or more information.

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References 

Physiopedia. Pilates. Available from: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Pilates 

APPI Health Group. Pilates. Available from: https://appihealthgroup.com/

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