In the modern era, clinical Pilates is commonly used alongside Osteopathy as a way of both treating and preventing a wide range of injuries, in particular, those that involve the spine.
It’s a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
In a way it’s similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, glutes, and so on. For this reason, it develops much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise.
The discipline emphasizes correct form instead of going for the burn. With so many exercise variations and progressions, you may have a hard time getting bored with Pilates.
Here at Northern Spinal Pilates Studio in Preston, our sessions are offered as part of our treatment regime. Click here for our Preston studio timetable.