If you have back pain, clinical Pilates may be something that can offer relief. It is a method of exercise/movement that focuses on alignment, stability, breathing and mobility. A recent study found out that individually designed exercise therapy which includes stretching or strengthening can help individuals who suffer from chronic lower back pain.
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is the use of the Pilates method by a medical professional (ie. physiotherapist) as a rehabilitation tool. We focus on the principles of alignment, breath, balance, core stability, and spinal mobility. It uses numerous adaptations to original classic Pilates exercises allowing for safety and appropriate movement.
With the use of small equipment and body weight we are able to assist and support movement allowing engagement/access to specific muscles activation. You’ll stretch longer and deeper than ever before and create stable joints that are more balanced and resistant to injury.
Pilates and Clinical Pilates can help with
- Back and neck pain
- Weak abdominal muscles
- Muscle imbalance
- Pre or post-partum strengthening
- Sport-specific training
- Improved posture, body awareness & flexibility- Lumbar disc pathology
- Lumbar spondylosis or arthritis
- Chronic pain