Stretching is vital in maintaining good range of motion with joints and the flexibility of muscles. If you have stiff joints or tight muscles, normal activities, such as climbing stairs or reaching overhead, can be severely affected. With proper stretching, these functions can be preserved. After an injury or surgery, scar tissue forms and soft tissue contracts. It is important to regularly stretch in these situations to ensure that scar formation does not get in the way of your rehabilitation.
The goal is to improve strength, increase endurance and maintain or improve range of motion.
The core of your body is like the foundation of your house. If you were to build your house on a weak foundation, you could risk damage and collapse. Similarly, bodies with a weak core are susceptible to acute injury and chronic overuse syndromes.
That is the reason many professional athletes do regular pilates workouts.
Dr. Rudnick customizes each exercise plan depending on the injury, patient age, patient gender, and activities/sports they engage in, as well as, adhering to any contraindications and limitations of that patient.