How do I know if Pilates will benefit me?
Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle (but still challenging) and controlled with no sudden jarring actions. It is very important that you work with one of our qualified instructors to ensure that you are doing the movements correctly. Our experienced instructors will modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, challenge you within your range and monitor your improvements. If you commit yourself to a consistent workout schedule you will certainly get results.
After conducting research on 40 patients who use Pilates as a form of rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery, Dr. Brett Levine, orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has co-authored the book, Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties. Seventy percent of the patients were extremely satisfied with their outcome after using Pilates. Dr. Levine believes Pilates is an excellent form of exercise post-surgically and pre-surgically because it is low-impact and strengthens the core, improves range of motion of joints and studies show it quickens recuperation time after injury.