The scientific community has taken an interest in Pilates and its applicability for injury or surgical rehabilitation, says the Sports Injury Bulletin.
Jonathan Cluett, MD, orthopedic surgeon in Massachusetts says that “Pilates…principles are some of the same principles used in the rehabilitation of many common orthopedic problems. Therefore, Pilates is more commonly being used in the prevention and rehabilitation of these orthopedic problems"... including osteoporosis and scoliosis. The therapeutic application of Pilates is increasingly focused on clinical prevention and rehabilitation of a number of conditions and problems including injuries or surgeries to the foot, ankle, knee, shoulder and neck. Most back conditions, including sciatica and sacroiliac pain, can be relieved with Rehab Pilates.
Orthopedic surgeon Patrick McCullock with the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine in Houston explains there is alot patients can do before surgery to speed recovery. “We call it ‘pre-hab’ ”, says McCullock. “That way you go into surgery with maximum strength, flexibility and a solid routine in place.”
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Prehab”: Develop core strength flexibility before surgery & speed recovery