The Cadillac, or Rehabilitation Table as it was called by J.H. Pilates, is an original bed-type structure, where you can perform intense static work on all muscle groups, segment by segment. The later name of Cadillac came about because of the use of springs which give you the gentle suspension of a fine car.
The Cadillac, specifically used for resistance exercises mainly to lengthen, articulate and stabilize the spine, consists of a small bed with a metallic structure into which springs can be introduced at different heights and angles.
Just like the Universal Reformer, springs can be used to provide a variety of resistance exercises to suit the needs of the individual. In the Cadillac the springs can have various resistances to modify the intensity of the muscle work and the features of the exercise.
It was first created to develop self-conception of neuromuscular work in physiotherapy, but its application and exercises can be included in a general program. Standing at about 70 cm from the ground, it is easily accessible by the elderly and individuals doing rehabilitation.
In addition, the Cadillac can be integrated with three specific pieces of apparatus: the Trapeze, the Rolling Back Bar and the Tower.
The Trapeze is inserted into the upper part of the Cadillac bed for muscle contraction work in the rear thigh.
The wooden Rolling Back Bar is hung sideways on springs on the upper part of the bed for spine movement.
The Tower, an oscillating bar fitted with springs, encourages well-controlled upper and lower limb movement, greatly beneficial for spine recompensation due to incorrect posture.