The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) is a world leading provider of Physiotherapy and Pilates Treatment. Their unique plans of rehabilitation based Pilates programs have been in use around the world for over 16 years.
This particular method encompasses three core areas of pain, pathology and function. Each movement has been analysed based on these three core areas:
- Pain is a chemical and as such alters the way certain muscles move and therefore can dictate the way these muscles need to be rehabilitated through the APPI Pilates function.
- Pathology is the term used to describe an injury and this has been analysed to dictate what movements will help a set pathology, and what movement might make a sert pathology worse. This forms the indications and contraindications of the APPI Method.
- Finally Function. Function is the term used to describe how we do our everyday tasks. APPI has analysed all of the Pilates movements for their ability to help us retrain a certain function. This means that the APPI Method is much more than just a way of toning a person physique, but is a research based, clinical application of improving the way a person moves and functions in their everyday life.
The APPI Pilates method has now been applied in areas as diverse as physiotherapy injury rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, elite sports rehabilitation, elderly care, women’s health and much more.
Regular pilates sessions can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, the treatment can complement their training by developing whole body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.