Pilates Reformer Rehab is a relatively new form of therapy that has been very effective in treating patients with multiple diagnoses. Pilates reformer rehab is highly effective because it incorporates strength training along with flexibility training, but it also involves balance, kinesthetic awareness and efficient movement patterns.
Pilates reformer can assist the patient with movement exercises at the beginning of their treatment and as they progress move to resistance therapies at different variances. The use of levers, springs, and props can also help to alternate the base of support.
Pilates reformers provide more flexibility than traditional gym equipment. Athletes that have used Pilates in their rehab report heightened body awareness, fewer injuries, enhanced coordination, improved flexibility and strength and rapid return to their sport.
The use of Pilates reformer rehab for back patients is effective as it helps eliminate the forces that are irritating the patient or peripheralizing their symptoms and works on core strengthening later in their rehab.