This is often a combination of formal therapy and exercises that the patient does at home. Therapy can be very important and should be approached very seriously. For many diagnoses proper therapy is as important as the surgery itself. Correct instruction in exercises is given by the therapist and improvement is then monitored in subsequent sessions. Many patients will need to do much of the therapy while at home. This is particularly important. The duration of therapy is variable and depends on the nature of the problem as well as the individual patient’s response to treatment. Studies show that therapy started immediately after surgery results in improved outcomes.
Our Physical Therapists
- Russell Bouldin, M.S.P.T
- James Schiemer, P.T
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, such as the Reformer, the Cadillac and Wunda Chair. With its system of pulleys and springs, handles and straps, the apparatus can provide either resistance or support, depending on your needs.
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method – which he called contrology – for several decades.
Knee and Shoulder Institute Physical Therapy & Pilates Suite 220
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7am to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday 7am to 5pm.
Phone – (702) 933-9394 Fax – (702) 933-9395