Integrated Physical Therapy & Pilates Session
Integrated physical therapy is a comprehensive approach to injury recovery and pain management that combines the expertise of a Physical Therapist and a PT Aide/Pilates Teacher. In a 55-minute session, the Physical Therapist evaluates, diagnoses, and treats the patient’s specific condition using various interventions such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. The remaining time is spent with the PT Aide/Pilates Teacher, who focuses on functional movement, core stability, and overall body conditioning through activities like Pilates exercises. This integrated approach provides a well-rounded treatment that addresses immediate issues and promotes long-term healing and prevention of further injuries.
During the 27.5 minutes with the Physical Therapist, the focus is on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the patient’s specific condition. The PT will conduct a thorough assessment of the injury or pain issue, which may include reviewing medical history, conducting physical examinations, and assessing the range of motion, strength, flexibility, and other relevant factors. Based on the assessment, the PT will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include various therapeutic interventions such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, stretches, joint mobilization, or electrical stimulation.
Following the PT session, the patient spends the remaining 27.5 minutes with a PT Aide/Pilates Teacher. This part of the session typically involves exercises and techniques aimed at improving functional movement, core stability, flexibility, and overall body conditioning. The PT Aide/Pilates Teacher may guide the patient through Pilates exercises, stretching routines, or other activities tailored to the individual’s needs and goals. This portion of the session may focus on enhancing body awareness, balance, coordination, and posture.
The integration of these two components, with the expertise of both the Physical Therapist and the PT Aide/Pilates Teacher, allows for a well-rounded approach to injury recovery and pain management. The PT provides clinical expertise, manual therapy, and specific treatment interventions, while the PT Aide/Pilates Teacher focuses on functional movement, core strengthening, and overall conditioning. This combination helps address the immediate issues while also promoting long-term healing, rehabilitation, and prevention of further injuries.