Physical therapists are increasingly seeing the value of adding the STOTT PILATES® repertoire to their clients’ post-rehab treatment program. Especially after the recent Combined Sections Meeting of APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), it becomes clearer and clearer that the two truly go hand-in-hand; the basic principles of STOTT PILATES are consistent with those of rehabilitation, addressing the body as a whole and not just a collection of individual parts.
When it comes to stocking a Physical Therapist’s Pilates toolkit, the Cadillac / Trapeze Table is a must-have item. Its outstanding ability to aid in the rehabilitation process makes it an ideal piece of equipment for seven top reasons:
- The working surface is higher off the floor so it is easier to get clients on and off safely
- The large mat area accommodates exercisers of all sizes
- Resistance is provided by independent springs so imbalances can be recognized and addressed and bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal work can be performed
- Variable spring tension and height and positioning adjustments ensures just the right amount of resistance and the ideal angle can be available for each client and each move
- Can be used for exercises in a variety of positions – sitting, standing, kneeling, supine, prone and side-lying
- Exercises can be performed with the solid Push-Thru Bar or the moveable Roll Down Bar
- It can be augmented with other pieces like the Arc Barrel, Padded Platform Extender, Reformer Box and even the Stability Chair™
What reasons would you add to this list? Leave us a comment and let us know! Curious about adding the Cadillac, Chair & Barrels to your professional toolbox? Read our series of articles here.