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Joseph Pilates Circa 1940's
Joseph Pilates working on one of his earlier models of his Trapeze Table, aka The Cadillac. In his original design, he attached poles to the ends of hospital beds and added a trapeze above and over the table. He utilized springs, which he removed from the mattress, to assist WW I veterans, returning who were bed-bound, either temporarily or permanently.
Joseph Pilates Circa 1920's
Joseph Pilates demonstrating how to use one of his specially designed chairs which he adapted with springs for rehabilitation purposes
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