Weaker muscles require compensation, and this often means other muscles need to work harder than they should. Over time, this can lead to injury. Poor posture is an example, it can cause lower back and hip concerns, as other parts of your body compensate for your posture, and therefore become out of alignment. Coupled with other forms of treatment, clinical Pilates can help to get your body back in proper alignment.
As a low impact exercise, clinical Pilates is a great way to strengthen weak muscles and poor posture, which are often the source of many injuries. Clinical Pilates helps to retrain the way you carry out everyday activities, ensuring the benefits gained transfer into daily life. By improving your core stability, functional, pain-free movement can be restored. Through improving movement, you increase the chances of leading a pain-free life, whilst reducing the risk of re-injury.
Pilates moves require you to engage virtually your whole body. At times, you may try to strengthen one muscle while stretching another.
Pilates benefits include but are not limited to the following:
- Improved core strength and posture
- Increased flexibility and muscular strength
- Helping to prevent injuries
- Aiding injury rehabilitation
- Assisting to restore regular movement
- Improved breathing control
- Enhanced muscular control and co-ordination
- Improved fitness levels and balance