Pilates therapy

Pilates Therapy

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers Pilates rehabilitation therapy. Pilates is a form of core and extremity strengthening that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including low back pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain.

Physical Therapy at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 201, 6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Suite 200, 102 West Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm

Pilates (pronounced peh-lot-ees) is an exercise technique developed by Joseph Pilates eighty years ago. Pilates was influenced by both western and eastern methods of exercise. He sought to blend both to create an exercise system with the perfect balance of strength and flexibility without excess muscle bulk. His technique has been widely used in the professional dance community for decades and in recent years the medical community has realized the effectiveness of Pilates and its application to injury prevention and rehabilitation.

The goals of Pilates are to restore muscle strength and length, correct faulty movement patterns, and to improve core control and body awareness. The exercises are adaptable to all levels of fitness and can be applied to multiple diagnoses.

What to Expect from Therapy

Treatment may include mat exercises and/or exercise on specialized equipment. Three outpatient sites have equipment including Reformers, Combo Chairs, Ladder Barrels and Cadillacs (Trapeze Table). Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment to complete paperwork and wear or bring comfortable clothing to exercise in.

Who Benefits from this Program

Pilates is offered to individuals receiving services within the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physical therapy program, based on the needs of the patient, following a complete evaluation.

A physician's referral is required for evaluation and treatment within this program.

Providers


Tania N Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT
Tania N Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Knee Pain; Low Back Pain; Pelvic Floor Disorders; Shoulder Injuries; Voiding Dysfunction; Orthopedic Physical Therapy; more

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic injuries, Pilates therapy, Manual Therapy, Women's health


Karen L Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS
Karen L Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 2005, Physical Therapy
  • MS: Syracuse University, 1998, Exercise Physiology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Diabetes Educator; Geriatric Physical Therapy; Diabetes; Low Back Pain; Neck Strain; Osteoporosis; more

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis Management, Running Injuries

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)

Kelly Meyers, PT, DPT, CSCS
Kelly Meyers, PT, DPT, CSCS
315 464-6312

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 2006, physical therapy
  • MS: Ithaca College, 1997, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Outpatient Physical Therapy; Performing Arts, Rehab Service; Pilates, Rehab Service; Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Dance medicine, Pilates, foot orthotics, gait analysis

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Christine L Rieger, PT
Christine L Rieger, PT
315 464-2233

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: City University of New York, 1995, Physical therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Orthopedic Physical Therapy; Performing Arts, Rehab Service; Sports Injury Rehabilitation


Lynn T Wiegand, PT
Lynn T Wiegand, PT
315 464-8668