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No matter your age, pilates has been helping elite athletes for over 80 years. Physiotherapists have been recommending pilates for the aging athletes to increase the longevity of their careers.  Pilates is meant to strengthen your core, as well as stretch, strengthen, tone and balance the body. These exercises help develop the spine, while increasing flexibility and strength in the arms, legs and supporting muscle groups. 41 year old NBA veteran Juwan Howard, also known as “ The Ageless One”,  is going through some intense pilates workouts. He explains how he stays in shape as a pro athlete, with the help of pilates during his off-season.

Video: Pilates NBA Athlete Juwan Howard

Those who practice and teach Pilates swear by its benefits.  “Core strengthening through Pilates provides the strong foundation to build better strength, balance, and coordination.  It will help you improve your overall health and performance,” says Gillian Casey, Registered Physiotherapist and STOTT-trained Pilates Instructor in Vaughan. With Pilates, Casey helps target various muscle imbalances including tight hamstrings, groin, lower back, calves, hip flexors and quadriceps.

Gillian Casey is a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified STOTT Trained Yoga Instructor. Kick Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Inc. is proud to offer you one-on-one Pilates in the community of Vaughan (Maple and Woodbridge). We are a multidisciplinary group bringing you services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, custom orthotics, bracing, and video analysis. Whether you’re a Sunday morning golfer, a professional athlete or a stay-at-home mom, Kick has the expertise to provide you with first-class care to help you return to work or play, as quickly as possible.

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