Pilates For Parkinson's Disease: An Instructional Handbook. A Practical Guide of Exercises to Improve Flexibility, Posture, and Balance, by Bettina Blank Portland OR USA Sample exercises

Pilates for Parkinson's Disease

The Benefits of Pilates

The Pilates Method of body conditioning was named after its founder, Joseph H. Pilates, who developed his exercise program over 100 years ago. It is a unique system of exercise that works to promote whole body health and whole body commitment. Pilates exercises strengthen and tone muscles, and help improve posture, flexibility, and balance.

Pilates exercises work for people of all ages and all levels of fitness. The exercises work well for an elite athlete,and work equally well for those with limited ranges of motion.

Pilates for Parkinson's Disease: An Instructional Handbook

The exercises in this guidebook are a combination of modified Pilates exercises and specific movement exercises focusing on torso rotation, lateralflexion of the spine and extension.