“I had previously taken pilates privately for approximately one year, but the difference with ProBalance pilates instructors – who are physical therapists – cannot be matched. ” «T.G.
Your time is valuable.
No one wants to spend their valuable "life time" in long, unproductive medical office appointments. The longer you aren't able to do what you need to do in life, the shorter and less fulfilling it gets AND the harder it gets to fix the actual problem. That's why we have set up our physical therapy clinic differently.
At ProBalance, we don't waste time treating parts and symptoms or passing you off to unlicensed techs to "go through the motions" just to fill your time with something that might feel good, but isn't really what you need. We are here to treat the source of the problem so that you can get better, faster, with less time actually in our office so you can work and live.
Your 45-60 minute one-on-one session is with an actual experienced physical therapist (not an aide or assistant) which means your questions are answered, your treatment is specific, and your valuable time is utilized to its fullest. Our physical therapists have a minimum of 10-20+ years experience and in addition to being comprehensively Pilates trained, they have subspecialties such as manual therapy, craniosacral therapy, advanced taping techniques, myofascial decompression (aka cupping), golf rehab, prenatal/post-partum, lymphedema management, ergonomics, and more.
You've probably heard that Pilates can be a transformative form of exercise, but you may not know why. The good news is that we do.
Fluid movement comes from mobility with effortless control to keep the joints of your body congruent and healthy. We use a combination of specialized apparatus designed to support or challenge your coordination, balance, strength, and mobility with specific verbal, tactile, and visual cues designed to enhance a successful and positive movement experience.
All ProBalance Pilates fitness teachers have completed a minimum 450+ hour approved Pilates Teacher Training program, have knowledge and experience in working with clients who come with a wide range of pre-existing conditions (i.e. low bone density, arthritis, low back pain, neurological conditions, etc), and know how to design fitness programs in a methodical way based on the person in front of them, not just on a random set of choreography. Since we work as a collaborative team, our Pilates fitness teachers often consult with on-site physical therapists or will make recommendations to refer out when it is appropriate.
An exercise program is only as good as the person who sticks with it. Group classes offer an affordable, fun, and safe way to complement private Pilates or physical therapy sessions and to create a supportive community of like-minded individuals who are looking to optimize their health.
Our classes levels are graded on a scale from 0 to 3 based on movement proficiency, the need for modifications, and in the amount of assistance required in managing the apparatus. Our classes are also divided into 2 main types: 1) 50 minute Apparatus Classes that utilize reformers/towers and other small props and movement tools such as the Oov and 2) 25 minute eXpress Classes that are optimal for those on a tight schedule or for those who aren’t yet ready for a full 50 minute class.
We also have classes that focus on certain populations such as Prenatal/postpartum classes, Pilates for Athletes Classes, Bone Building & Balance classes, Gentle Pilates (for those who need to move at a slower pace or with modifications), and more.
The definition of an athlete is one who is able to possess the strength, agility, coordination, stamina, balance, mental focus, and complete body control to move with efficiency and purpose. Special attention is given to optimizing shoulder girdle stability for overhead and weight-bearing activities, spinal mobility and control during dynamic movements in multiple planes of motion, flexibility, balance and coordination to optimize lower body control and alignment, and pelvic/core control needed to provide an optimal transfer of forces for any power sport or activity. Pilates is an excellent complement to other high intensity workouts for athletes of all ages who want to remain active and competitive for the long haul.
While Pilates benefits all athletes, ProBalance is known for its specific programming and specialists in the fields of golf/rotational sports (ProBalance Golf), sailing (Pilates for Yachties), dance, and more.
“Ada framed a personal exercise program that has improved my golf swing and posture. She has taught me the importance of body motion efficiency.” « D.M.
Pilates Teacher Training
ProBalance is a host site for Polestar Pilates, an internationally respected Pilates Teacher Training program that aims to raise the bar for the profession of Pilates and rehabilitation by emphasizing “the why” so the practitioner can effectively implement “the how” during Pilates sessions.
We also provide teacher training for the unique movement tool called the Oov that allows for 3-Dimensional and task based movement training that enables greater change and carry-over in less time.
What if you could improve the health of your company by improving the health of your employees? It is well accepted that companies that incorporate wellness/fitness programs see heightened employee productivity, improved employee morale, reduced medical and disability costs, reduced absenteeism, and even enhancement of company culture.
ProBalance offers a range of services-such as onsite fitness classes, wellness workshops, massage, ergonomic consultations, injury prevention screenings, and more. Based on your business’ needs, we can design a program that includes services that are company sponsored (company pays 100%), a copay program (company and individual employees split the cost), or employee-sponsored (employees pay for onsite classes/services).
> Contact us to find out how we can help boost your company’s health.