What is Pilates:
Pilates is a mat based mind and body exercise class focusing on good posture and form whilst promoting muscular power, muscular endurance, and flexibility, all of which help alleviate pain. Pilates involves controlled movements and exercises on the mat using body weight or small equipment and is suitable for all levels of fitness from complete beginner to elite athletes.
Pilates originated from the works of Joseph Pilates when he became a nurse in the prison of war camps in world war 1. Here he developed a system of physical activity that he used to help men survive a massive influenza epidemic that killed 1000s, and to treat war veterans with injuries and rehabilitation.
Pilates is often recommended by physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and doctors for wide range of health problems and injuries including back pain clients.
The benefits of Pilates:
Greater muscle strength and endurance.
Increased mobility and flexibility.
Improved posture and movement quality.
Reduce back pain.
Reduction in stress levels, improved sleep patterns and weight management.
Improved lung function and circulation.
Helps to improve the strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
Reduction in pain.
Reduction in recovery time of injury.