Physical Therapy Integrated with Pilates

PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Dunn Physical Therapy & Pilates is proud to offer the Pilates method of exercise incorporated with our physical therapy treatments. We have seen firsthand the benefits of Pilates since starting the program in 2003. Incorporating Pilates into physical therapy has proven beneficial for individuals of all ages and stages of life. We have therapists trained in both Mat and Equipment exercises and they will inform you how to incorporate these exercises into your physical therapy treatments.

Tess DePaoli-Dunn has been awarded the certification Pilates Method Alliance™ - Certified Pilates Instructor. This certification is awarded to those with over 750 hours of Pilates Instruction.

Our Pilates studio is outfitted with the main pieces of Pilates equipment (Cadillac, Reformer, Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel) and we are able to incorporate the use of these pieces into our treatment sessions based on individual need. If you are interested in being treated by a Pilates trained physical therapist, please notify our front desk when scheduling your appointment.

Mat classes and private (or semi-private) equipment classes are available with our Partner located at Dunn Physical Therapy.

Complimentary childcare is available Monday thru Friday 9 - 5pm for patients of Dunn Physical Therapy. Clients of the Pilates Center of Cary may schedule onsite childcare for a nominal fee.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country.

The Pilates method is a great physical benefit that works well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women rebounding from pregnancy, and people who at various stages of physical rehabilitation. Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong, they work efficiently with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement.

As you develop your core strength you develop stability throughout your entire torso. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain. As the trunk is properly stabilized, pressure on the back is relieved and the body is able to move freely and efficiently.

Pilates for Dancers

We have been privileged to serve the dance community in and around the Triangle for over 10 years. We are proud to employ therapists with professional dance experience, as well as experience treating pre-professional and professional dances in all genres including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballroom and Swing. Our Pilates studio offers Mat and Equipment classes specifically designed for the dancer.

Please call or ask the front desk for more information and pricing.