Yoga and Pilates may be the fitness world’s most popular exercises. Quite a bit less frantic than intense interval training workouts such as cross fit, yoga and Pilates offer a mind/body alternative and a way to cross train that enhances the body.
Many people, from athletes to clients, who are finishing up the rehab process often find that choosing between the two can be confusing. Which better suits the body’s needs or fitness levels? There are similarities; both are mind/body disciplines, have specific breathing techniques, and incorporate resistance for toning muscles. At Patterson Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, we incorporate Pilates and yoga in a rehab setting. Yoga and Pilates are slow, personal routines done in the clinic, but they can also be done through community classes and one-on-one training or in the privacy of your own home.
Check out our new weekly Yoga classes, starting Wed, Sept 19th @ 5:45pm
Ellen King PT has advanced training in Pilates and recommends Pilates if your goal is increased functional strength, athletic performance or spinal stabilization. Mike Staszak PT, who practices yoga, believes yoga is an excellent addition to any fitness routine where the combination of strength and flexibility are goals. Furthermore, Mike incorporates the stabilization principles of Pilates into his yoga practice and the way he instructs clients.
Both disciplines help with restoring breath and posture, can be beneficial for beginners, high-level athletes or for someone wanting to change their lifestyle, such as after a heart attack, with high blood pressure or with diabetes. At Patterson Physical Therapy & Wellness Center we are able to help you choose the path towards wellness that best addresses your lifestyle and goals.
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