What is Pilates with a Physiotherapist?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Pilates

The Pilates Method is a physical fitness system that focuses on the core postural muscles to help keep the body balanced and to provide support for the spine. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve flexibility/strength 4 2
Back pain 2 0
General health 2 0
Improve mobility 2 2
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Muscle weakness 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pilates with a Physiotherapist

Side effect Patients
Muscle aches 1

Why patients stopped taking Pilates with a Physiotherapist

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
See 1 patient who's stopped doing Pilates with a Physiotherapist

Duration

Currently doing Pilates with a Physiotherapist

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped doing Pilates with a Physiotherapist

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Pilates with a Physiotherapist

Nov 19, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Due to a great deal of illness EG: chest infections and also due to results of examinations done recently my Pilates have had to be put on hold until today now they are starting again but only gently at first taking into count the factors that I have COPD (accent on breathing with exercises here) and that my aneurysm is now growing again (not to put too much strain on the abdomen now). I can and have started my Pilates from today on a once daily basis sat in a comfortable position.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 8, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you have mental health problems as I do very often with sleeping problems doing a daily exercise scheedule that has been worked out by a physiotherapist who is conversant with not only your present needs but one who also has the foresight to see when and where other problems might occur. For example I have to use crutches on a daily basis this so my PT said might and could effect the muscle groups in my upper arms and shoulders so she gave me extra excercises to strengthen these muscle groups. The side effects I got from this type of treatment are expected and as I continually do them the aches and pains will wear off.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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