This powerful method is currently revolutionising the way Physiotherapists prevent and rehabilitate injuries. Clinical Pilates is a system of exercises that integrates the traditional Pilates Method with modern research into musculoskeletal dysfunction.
What is Clinical Pilates?
Every person’s biomechanics and movement patterning are all slightly different. All sports and work require different skills and muscle activation. When it comes to injury prevention and skill development every persons needs are slightly different. Clinical Pilates is individual or small group Pilates with a physiotherapist.
How does Clinical Pilates exercises work?
With pilates you train the core muscles around your spine. The focus of pilates is soley on you and we will make sure that you are maintaining the best technique possible. With that you can recover from your condition as soon as possible. Pilates exercises are aimed at the appropriate level for you and your pain and are progressed when possible and tolerated.
5 Benefits of this Revolutionary Exercise Method
Pilates is getting more and more popular these days, as people realize the benefits of this revolutionary exercise method; if you’re not familiar with it, clinical pilates is essentially the same thing as traditional pilates but with a bigger focus on core strength, balance, and stability. This makes it better suited to those who need to improve their posture or have suffered from back pain at some point in their lives. Reach out to a physical therapist at LeMoine Physical Therapy today for help with this type of pilates!
1) Efficient Core Training
Pilates exercises are sometimes compared to core strengthening training. Clinical pilates exercises are more intense than normal pilates and require the use of a physical therapist. This type of exercise is ideal for those recovering from injuries and need a little extra intensity in their workout.
More importantly, pilates helps with posture, alignment, and the recovery from injuries. Not only does it improve one's overall health, but it also increases strength and flexibility in the back muscles as well as core stability in the pelvic region. One study has even shown that pilates speeds up lung capacity by 10% after an hour-long session!
Learning about these benefits will help you determine if this revolutionary exercise method is right for you!
2) Better Functional Movements
Pilates increases your awareness in terms of how to adjust movements according to your needs while working out, as well as helping you control your breathing. Additionally, pilates helps develop strength that is functional and targeted at movement-based activities like running, jumping, climbing stairs or lifting heavy objects-all helpful benefits! One final benefit to the body is reduced pain levels with chronic conditions such as arthritis. Pilates has been found to be a useful tool for managing these types of painful conditions by restoring lost range of motion and flexibility, increasing muscle strength, and relieving pain. For those with orthopedic injuries, there are exercises that help to reduce stiffness, build up muscles and improve balance while exercising. Even those with more advanced osteoporosis have seen significant improvements through pilates workouts due to the repetitive motions that stimulate bone building activity. A physical therapist can show you which movements will help target the areas where you need it most!
3) Reduces Pain and Improves Posture
There are many benefits to pilates, but most importantly it reduces pain and improves posture. Pain and poor posture can lead to decreased mobility and an increased risk for injury. Pilates workouts focus on individualized exercises that target specific muscle groups. The body becomes stronger and more balanced from head to toe as each exercise focuses on all the muscles in your body to improve your flexibility, core strength, mobility, balance, coordination, motor control and spinal stability. It has been shown to alleviate chronic back pain by targeting weak back muscles as well as correcting improper alignment which is a major cause of poor posture. It also helps align the pelvis (important when pregnant) by exercising the abdominal muscles that stabilize your spine.
4) Improves Flexibility and Balance
Flexibility and balance are key to being able to go about your day without getting injured or feeling stiff. When you feel like you are going to lose your balance, the muscles in your body will tense up as a result. This leads to increased pain in the muscles and less ability for it to relax. Tightness in certain muscles also disrupts pelvic stability, which can lead to back problems, hip pain, and more. One solution is pilates for beginners. The benefits of this revolutionary exercise method are that it improves flexibility and balance through its use of slow, controlled movements that promote the development of strength in the abs, back, arms, shoulders, hips, buttocks and legs.
5) Helps with Rehabilitation
Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that has been used for rehabilitation and general fitness. The movements are designed to correct posture, improve balance, and strengthen the body while improving flexibility. The result is a healthier individual who can perform everyday tasks with increased ability.
If you would like to try clinical pilates, contact LeMoine Physical Therapy today for help!