Pilates For Children With Disabilities

Pilates Reformer with a child using it during a physical therapy session.

Pilates Reformer

Aspire integrates the Pilates Reformer into PT sessions!

The Pilates Reformer is an excellent way to facilitate muscle use without compensation. It is a natural progression from the Universal Exercise Unit. The Reformer can be used in all positions: laying down, sitting, kneeling, and standing.

Using the most advanced clinical Reformer in the Balanced Body system, we can adapt the unit for any body size and ability. It can be difficult for children with a motor skill deficit to strengthen a key muscle while battling what the rest of their body is doing.

The Reformer allows us to isolate muscles and learn effective movement patterns. The exercises are incorporated into the PT session based on the child’s need and appropriateness of intervention.

We have used the Reformer in children as young as 3 years old and with a variety of abilities! Check out pictures in our gallery.

Girl performing Pilates with her physical therapist Lisa Davison.
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Gain Strength

The Pilates Reformer is a great way to isolate muscles for targeted strengthening.

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Increase Range Of Motion

Range of motion increases with use of the Pilates Reformer through resistance stretching.

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Improved Coordination

Getting in touch with muscles that haven’t been used before! The Reformer facilitates specific muscle use, facilitate by the trained PT and Pilates instructor.

Website Design Testimonial for OptimizedI have been to many physical therapists and Lisa is by far the best!  While providing one on one attention, Lisa incorporates the Pilates Reformer and other physical therapy techniques. She is extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, positive and dedicated. I am so lucky to have found her! She’s absolutely wonderful!!!”

Jo | Pilates Advocate

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The Pilates Reformer is an excellent way to facilitate muscle use without compensation. Adaptations are made for various body sizes. The exercises are incorporated into the PT session based on the child’s need and appropriateness of intervention. The Reformer has been used in children as young as 3 years old and with a variety of abilities! Check out pictures in our gallery.

Aspire Physical Therapist with a child performing pilates to build strength.About Lisa

Lisa Davison is the Physical Therapist on staff and owner of Aspire Therapy Services.

Lisa has 20 years of experience in the pediatric clinical field.

When she isn’t at home with her family in Cincinnati, you just might find her in a under-developed country volunteering her expertise to those in need.  Ecuador and Santo Domingo are a couple of her favorite places to volunteer her time and knowledge.

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How We're Different
  • Extensive Knowledge Base
  • Passion for Trying New Things at any Age Level
  • Using Pilates Reformer with Spider Cage/Universal Exercise Unit
  • Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
  • Affordable Rates
  • Peaceful Environment
  • We Give Back
  • Assistance with Orthotics and Adaptive Equipment, including Custom Modifications
  • Located Within May We Help
Location and Directions

7501 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Aspire Therapy Services

​Physical Therapist: Lisa Davison

​Phone: (513) 476-6284

​Email: Lisa@AspireTherapy4Kids.com

​Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm (Mon-Fri)
By Appointment Only

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Aspire integrates the Pilates Reformer into PT sessions!