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Introducing the STOTT PILATES® rehabilitation program

TORONTO, October 6, 2010 – Pilates is being embraced by the medical and rehab communities who are applauding the virtues of this approach, and STOTT PILATES® is leading the charge to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness. The Rehabilitation Certification Program is designed for physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors and doctors of sports medicine looking to integrate Pilates into therapeutic conditioning. It teaches therapists the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES and their application in a rehab setting.

“The Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES are consistent with the basic principles of Rehabilitation. We work with the premise that Pilates and rehabilitation need to address the body as a whole, not just a collection of individual parts,” says Melanie Byford-Young, Rehab Master Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES’ proprietary Rehabilitation Program.

Pilates is a gentle restorative exercise regimen perfectly suited for most people as they recover and work to rebuild their bodies. It can be used for injury management, prevention and to maintain fitness levels after physical therapy. Pilates can be modified to safely address and rehabilitate specific issues to do with active aging, breast cancer rehab, sports injuries and an array of movement dysfunctions.

Often referred to as the “Ivy League” school of Pilates, STOTT PILATES provides in-depth knowledge that demonstrates how to appropriately integrate Pilates exercises into therapeutic conditioning.

About Merrithew

Merrithew was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 30 years the company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end Merrithew fitness brands include ZEN•GA®, Total Barre®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training and Halo® Training. Merrithew has trained more than 60,000 students in 135 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. For more information visit

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