McKenzie-Willamette Announces Successful Pilates Program
Springfield, OR (February 28, 2008). Therapists at the McKenzie-Willamette River Road Physical Therapy (RRPT) clinic now offer Stott Pilates to their clients in conjunction with other treatments.
“We believe strongly that treating the whole body renders the best possible outcomes for our clients,” states Carrie Werth-Rudolph, clinic manager. Stott Pilates, an offshoot of Joseph H. Pilates’ original exercise, can supplement treatment for anything from sprained ankles to spinal injuries.
“Pilates is an intelligent form of exercise that takes into account a person’s whole body alignment and engagement through movement,” says Julie Staub, PT, ATC, CSCS. “Integrating the Stott form of Pilates with physical therapy maximizes a person’s recovery time.”
Stott Pilates works with the natural curve of the spine and keeps the body in a neutral position. Pilates therapy helps prevent re-treatment, because patients acquire skills and training to prevent re-injury. “We are treating their current concerns along with the complete spectrum of their structure and stance,” says Staub.
The continued use of Pilates corrects long-standing stance misalignments and muscle imbalances. Other benefits are many: relief of stress and back pain, better posture, enhanced athletic performance, heightened mind-body awareness, increased self-confidence, injury prevention, and core strength and stability.
“Because of the extraordinary patient outcomes I see every day using Pilates and physical therapy together,” concludes Staub, “I no longer practice physical therapy without including Stott Pilates as a treatment option offered to every patient.”
With training from Staub, all six physical therapists at the McKenzie-Willamette’s River Road Physical Therapy now offer Stott Pilates to their patients.