Pilates – Therapeutic
AMS Clinic offers uniquely personalized Pilates sessions led by experienced physiotherapists specializing in orthopedics. These tailored sessions consider each patient’s specific needs, allowing for exercise modifications and even integrating Holistic Gymnastics and Pilates. The focus is on enhancing well-being and independence through a customized approach. By combining orthopedic expertise with advanced Pilates, AMS Clinic provides a transformative Pilates experience that maximizes benefits for health and vitality.
Pilates was created in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates. Born in Germany in 1883, Joseph Pilates was a sickly child who suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever. He has dedicated his life to finding ways to improve his health and fitness, and has studied various disciplines such as gymnastics, boxing, yoga, and dance. At the age of fourteen, he became an anatomical model thanks to his well-developed musculature.
During World War I, Joseph Pilates was interned as an enemy alien in England, where he began teaching his method of fitness to other internees. He then worked as a nurse and developed exercises to help patients recover from their injuries by developing a system of springs attached to injured beds to strengthen their muscles during recovery.
In 1926, Joseph Pilates opened his first Pilates studio in New York City, where he taught his method to dancers, actors, and others seeking to improve their fitness and well-being. Since then, the Pilates method has become increasingly popular around the world, with thousands of people practicing the exercises every day to strengthen their bodies, improve their posture, and relieve stress and chronic pain.
Pilates has also been influenced by disciplines such as yoga and dance, which emphasize breathing, concentration, and coordination. He has incorporated these principles into his Pilates method, which is based on six fundamental principles:
- Breathing: Pilates has developed a special breathing technique that involves deep inhalation and full exhalation, using the abdominal muscles to expel air.
- Control: Pilates emphasized the importance of controlling each movement with precision, using the appropriate muscles and avoiding unnecessary or excessive movements.
- Centering: Pilates encouraged practitioners to focus on their “core”—the abdominal region—using the core muscles to support and stabilize the body in each exercise.
- Precision: Pilates emphasized the importance of every small movement, ensuring that each exercise is performed with precision and control.
- Fluidity: Pilates encouraged practitioners to maintain fluid and regular movement, avoiding sudden or jerky movements.
- Focus: Pilates emphasized the importance of mental focus, focusing on each movement and avoiding distractions.
The Pilates method includes more than 500 different exercises, which can be performed on a mat or with special equipment, such as the Reformer machine. The exercises aim to strengthen the core muscles, improve posture, increase flexibility, and relieve stress and chronic pain. The Pilates method has become increasingly popular around the world, with thousands of people practicing the exercises every day to improve their well-being and fitness.
It is important to note that Pilates sessions can be individual or group
We at AMS Clinic are proud to have Adriana Kundrat Brasil, physiotherapist, who has been practicing this method for many years.
Source: Ann McMillan Floor Pilates Method
Discover Pilates at AMS Clinic: Promoting Health and Wellness in a Personalized Way
At AMS Clinic, we offer Pilates sessions that go beyond the conventional. Our unique approach stands out for one fundamental reason: personalization. Each session is led by a highly experienced physiotherapist with over a decade of practice and a specialization in orthopedics. What sets us apart is our ability to adapt each movement taking into account the specific body needs of each patient.
Our commitment is to individuality. Regardless of the patient’s pathology or symptoms, our physiotherapist is qualified not only to modify, but also to substitute exercises with more appropriate ones. Customization isn’t just limited to Pilates moves; if we deem it beneficial, we can integrate the methodologies of Holistic Gymnastics and Pilates. This strategic combination aims not only to alleviate symptoms, but also to promote an exceptional quality of life and patient independence.
At AMS Clinic, we understand that every body is unique, and so are its needs and challenges. By merging our expertise in orthopedics with advanced Pilates techniques, we are able to create a personalized program that not only adapts to each patient’s specific conditions, but also promotes physical, mental and emotional development.
By choosing Pilates at AMS Clinic, you are not only exercising, you are starting a personalized journey towards health, well-being and vitality. Trust us to guide you on this journey, where every movement is tailored to maximize its benefits, providing a truly transformative Pilates experience.