Are you an athlete or a dancer recovering from an injury? We help you rehabilitate safely and strengthen the supporting areas to prepare you to return to your activity.
At Pilates Santé, athletes and dancers begin with a thorough evaluation to assess flexibility, strength, neuromuscular control, and technique. They are then given an individual program of pilates conditioning exercises, plus a supportive home exercise program.
Athletes and dancers are educated and trained in exercise to improve posture and alignment, and decrease their body's vulnerability to repetitive stress injuries. Our athlete and dancer clients are instructed in the safest and most effective stretching and warm up methods, and instructed on active rest, and gradual return from injury or periods of inactivity.
"The body awareness and control, in addition to isolated core and trunk stabilization exercises taught in pilates is unique and unparalleled. In my opinion, it is of utmost importance for athletes and dancers to practice pilates-based exercise for both injury prevention and treatment, in addition to improving their athletic performance."
Ariel has been a practicing physical therapist for 20 years. During this time she has treated numerous dancers and athletes.
She began a relationship with Los Gatos Ballet in 2008, giving injury screenings and lectures to the advanced ballet dancers of the school. Her extensive ballet training, Pilates expertise, and physical therapy education allows her to understand in depth the needs of the aspiring athlete and professional dancer.
She understands the mechanics of the body, the reasons for common reoccurring injuries, in addition to the demands of the athlete.
Ariel instructs group pilates-based mat conditioning specific for athletes and dancers, in addition to one-on-one in studio pilates rehabilitation for injury.