Injuries or Rehabilitation
Juliu Horvath, the creator of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis, originally created Gyrotonic as a way to help him recover form an Achilles tendon injury he suffered as a dancer. Therefore, it is no surprise that the movements are ideal for those who have suffered from injury. It also aids in preventing injury by conditioning the connective tissue at the joints where most injuries occur.
Many people turn to Gyrotonic while rehabilitating certain injuries due to its gentle and graceful qualities, and even its potential to break down scar tissue in the body. It is ideal for encouraging muscle, ligament, and tendon recovery without sacrificing fitness. The specialised equipment uses added resistance and support without inhibiting range of motion or speed.
When you experience pain, it may be difficult to find an exercise that allows movement without that persistent pain. However, Gyrotonic is gentle like yoga, while the equipment takes away some of the effects of gravity to reduce the impact you feel. It adapts to your body to improve your comfort as you do the gentle motions.
For injured athletes, Gyrotonic also provides an outlet for pent-up energy that cannot be expelled through regular practice.