How can Pilates help you?
Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, strength and flexibility. It's effective for toning up, building lean muscle, and improving posture.
Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, Pilates retrains and recruits the deep stabilising muscles around the spine. Originally developed for dancers and gymnasts, Pilates has been adapted by health professionals to rehabilitate and prevent injury in patients.
Many people regularly use Pilates whose ages vary and who present with different injuries.
The benefits of Pilates include:
- improved general physical well-being
- improved posture and balance
- increased core stability
- increased flexibility and muscle tone
- safe and effective injury management to treat the underlying causes of injury
- prevention of future injury
A common condition which will see that benefits of Pilates is low back pain that’s associated with bulging discs or arthritic/degenerative changes. Pilates can target multiple factors that may contribute to the pain or injury.
In the case of low back pain, Pilates helps to improve low back flexibility, balance, pelvic stability, core strength and endurance.