GYROTONIC®, developed by Juliu Horvath is an innovative and fascinating form of exercise that increases your strength, flexibility, and stamina. Gyrotonic® comes from the word "gyro" meaning spiral or circle and "tonic" meaning to tone or invigorate. This unique system incorporates movement principles from swimming, yoga, gymnastics, dance and martial arts. This apparatus is designed for individuals to exercise with a spine centered approach. This is reflected in the dynamic multidirectional movements. Fluid circular movements allow the individual to exercise musculature while articulating the joints. With the body continuously supported by the equipment, either in lying or sitting positions, the client moves through a series of rhythmical, low impact exercises, specifically designed to gradually stretch and strengthen the musculature, improve articulation of the joints and spine and build abdominal strength to enhance core support, balance and stability. Breathing patterns are synchronized with the exercises to stimulate the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Exercises can be performed at various speeds and resistances for real sport simulation. For more information please visit www.gyrotonic.com to learn more.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® EQUIPMENT
ABove Physical Therapy is one of two locations in Georgia where physical therapists use the Gyrotonic® equipment for rehabilitation. This specially designed handcrafted equipment is made from sculptured wood, and metal which allows one to enjoy continuous freedom of movement in all possible directions. ABove Physical Therapy is proud to feature the COBRA® the latest version of the Gyrotonic® Pulley Tower Combination Unit.
Coming soon ABove Physical Therapy will also provide its clients the opportunity to exercise on the Leg Extension Unit® and the Gyrotoner®.
GYROTONIC® for Golf
Gyrotonic® has gained popularity with golfers such as Tiger Woods because of its many benefits. Gyrotonic assists golfers by improving flexibility, endurance, and power which translates to improved performance in their game. The design of the equipment itself guides the body to move in 3-dimensions, making it a natural fit with the golf swing. ABove Physical Therapy’s Gyrotonic® instructors will work with you and your golf pro to address the current issues with your swing.
Why is GYROTONIC® Exercise equipment better than Gym Machines?
Most conventional exercise machines employ linear and isolated movement patterns which create uncoordinated strength. The Gyrotonic Expansion System® promotes multiple joint articulations creating coordinated power in the muscles. By moving in connected, natural patterns, the body flows smoothly from one movement to the next bringing balance and support to the musculoskeletal system. The Gyrotonic Expansion System® can relieve muscle stress, increase body awareness andstrength, create ease and efficiency of movement, and provide an overall sense of well being.
Benefits of the Gyrotonic Expansion System®:
Each session is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the client. Gyrotonic® instructors can focus on increasing range of motion in particular areas of the body, rehabilitating an injury, bringing relaxation and strength to the body, or activity-specific training such as dance, martial arts, or a particular sport. Sessions are taught one-on-one with the instructor or in semi-private format where two individuals can exercise simultaneously.
GYROTONIC and GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.