1Should I come to you for physical therapy or Pilates wellness?
For us to bill for physical therapy, you need to have a physical dysfunction related to pain, weakness, or limited range of motion. Most of our physical therapy clients receive modalities and manual techniques to address areas of soft tissue and joint dysfunction, and all are guided through Pilates strengthening on our equipment. Many also engage in more traditional forms of therapeutic exercise. Our “wellness” services are not billed to insurance and are for those transitioning from P.T. or for those coming to us for just strengthening.
2Do I need a doctor’s prescription to come for P.T.?
Not all insurances require a doctor’s prescription for us to initiate and bill for physical therapy – you can call us to inquire about your particular insurance.
3What makes Pilates so unique?
Unlike some other strengthening programs, the focus of the Pilates Method is on precision, concentration and flow of movement. It is a mind and body workout focusing on core control and proper spinal and extremity movement. It complements all other forms of exercise and can allow the body to function with greater efficiency and power.
4How often should I do Pilates?
We recommend that you do Pilates 2 to 3 times a week to see results. At 1 time a week, you will be able to learn the exercises and receive some therapeutic benefits, but may not see changes in your physique. Quicker changes in your body will be noted if you engage in Pilates at least 2 -3 times/ week
5What should I wear to Pilates class?
It is recommended that you wear stretchy workout pants and a relatively fitted top that allows us to see your body. Proper form is everything, and we will want to able to see that you are in proper alignment from head to toe. Socks should be worn on your feet – those with rough bottoms are recommended, but we have materials that we place down at your feet to keep you from slipping. We also sell “toe socks”!
6Should I eat before class?
Yes, you should eat before class, but make sure it is at least 1 hour prior to your workout. It is recommended to eat something light that gives you energy.
7What is the difference between mat Pilates and equipment Pilates (i.e.: Reformer)?
Mat Pilates entails a set of exercises performed on a mat – it can be harder for some since it requires you to control your own body mass without assistance. Training on the equipment is best for the beginner or for those with physical limitations since movements can be assisted by support from the unit and springs. These springs can also challenge the elite athlete. You can also get a more total body workout on the equipment.