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Pilates is used in conjunction with physical therapy to promote healing and recovery from various ailments. Physical therapists trained in Pilates assess and treat the whole person - not just an injury or symptom - through Pilates exercises and traditional physical therapy methods. Our staff is particularly adept at identifying and correcting problematic postural and movement patterns that can cause you pain. We believe that you can feel better when you move better.

We encourage you to take an active role in your recovery. You'll be asked to learn and engage in new ways of moving, of listening to your body, and of taking care of yourself. As an active participant, your benefits will be maximized and your healing time shortened. Learning how to listen to your body more attentively can help prevent future injury. Our goal is to teach you the skills you need to maintain your gains once treatment has ended. Our patients have successfully used Pilates to treat:

  • Acute and chronic low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Overuse injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Repetitive stress disorders
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Postural issues
  • Pelvic and spinal instability
  • Shoulder pain
  • Women's health issues
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Neurological and balance disorders
  • Scoliosis

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pilates equipment is versatile, allowing for many different body types, sizes, and conditions to be comfortably accommodated. We use The Reformer and other therapy tools for those involved with Pilates integrated into physical therapy sessions.

The initial physical therapy session will include a thorough evaluation of the joints and soft tissues involved, as well as a full postural and movement analysis during which asymmetries, alignment issues, and movement patterns will be assessed. The physical therapist will communicate her observations and develop an individualized plan of care to address her assessment as well as your goals and concerns.

Other modalities we may use include:

  • Manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue work and joint mobilizations.
  • Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and heat and ice therapies to decrease pain, increase tissue healing, improve muscle contraction, and decrease inflammation


Physical Therapy Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Appointments: (203) 230-9226

Fax: (203) 230-9950

Appointments are available via email: rehabwithapro@gaylord.org