What is Gyrotonic®?
Gyrotonic® is a form of exercise based on functional movement. It is the logical transition from a Pilates-based program as it involves combined spinal motions performed with control. Great emphasis is placed on spinal stabilization, but exercises are progressed out of neutral spine into flexion, extension and rotation, approximating more closely everyday life. Through the spiraling motions of the exercises, muscles and tendons are simultaneously stretched and strengthened and joints are mobilized. Extremity injuries respond well to Gyrotonic® as coordination and proprioception are challenged. Unlike traditional physical therapy exercise machines, Gyrotonic® trains the body in a more natural, three-dimensional way. When used for rehabilitation, fluid, natural movement can be restored quickly and easily.