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General Benefits of Pilates

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Pilates improves strength, flexibility and suppleness of the muscles of the hips and shoulder girdle. Fluid and supported movements through these joints helps prevent unnecessary torque on the vertebral column. The Pilates method also teaches awareness of movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps the client change these habits to those that preserve neutral alignment.

Awareness of excessive tension and the use of proper focus help the client use their body efficiently. Pilates exercises are gentle, progressive, and performed slowly with good posture alignment at all times; These controlled movements are therefore unlikely to lead any injury or to re-injury.

In addition, postural asymmetries can be improved; this decreases wear and tear resulting from uneven stresses on the intervertebral joints and desks.

Individuals with pain stemming from excessive movement and degeneration of the intervertebral discs and joints are particularly likely to benefit from Pilates exercise programs.



Pilates and how it benefits to back pain sufferers

pilates helps backpain

Individuals with pain stemming from excessive movement and degeneration of the intervertebral discs and joints are particularly likely to benefit from Pilates exercise programs.

In addition, postural asymmetries can be improved; this decreases wear and tear resulting from uneven stresses on the intervertebral joints and desks.

Pilates improves strength, flexibility and suppleness of the muscles of the hips and shoulder girdle. Fluid and supported movements through these joints helps prevent unnecessary torque on the vertebral column.

The Pilates method also teaches awareness of movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps the client change these habits to those that preserve neutral alignment.

Awareness of excessive tension and the use of proper focus help the client use their body efficiently. Pilates exercises are gentle, progressive, and performed slowly with good posture alignment at all times; These controlled movements are therefore unlikely to lead any injury or to re-injury.


Pilate’s considerations for individuals with back pain

  1. Check with your physician or physiotherapist before starting a program. it's always advisable to check with your physician or other health-care providers. Before starting any exercise program, be sure that the instructor you've chosen has received proper training and has proper certification in the Pilate’s method, and additional training for specific conditions. If you are attending a physical therapist or physical therapist should outline the exercise principles identified as particularly important for your rehabilitation.

  2. Learn proper Pilate’s techniques from a skilled instructor. Individuals with significant back problems may benefit from several one-on-one Pilates sessions with a qualified Pilates instructor. While more expensive than a group class or mat class, the time, money and effort devoted to learning the exercise correctly can be well worth the investment, as exercises performed incorrectly to make a back problem worse. Initially, twice a week sessions tend to be much more helpful to learn the program more quickly. After that, weekly Pilates exercise sessions may be enough if the individual practices between sessions.

  3. Simple exercises will have significant benefits. The principles of movement are important for back health and are taught in some of the simplest exercises of the Pilates system. One can't underestimate the benefits of simple exercises that support the deep postural muscles of the trunk, awareness of neutral alignment, and supple use of the shoulders and hips. It's best to learn exercises that can be practiced correctly at home between scheduled Pilate’s sessions. Some of the movements in the Pilates system are very difficult and challenging. Many of the advanced exercises should be modified or avoided altogether by individuals with significant back pain or degenerative disc disease. As a general rule back clients should avoid exercises that push the spine into extremes of flexion (forward bend) or extension (backward bend), or combined flexion with side bending or twisting spine. These motions place excessive stress on the Intervertebral discs. It is also important to avoid fatigue „ either mental or physical „, which is when proper form is lost and injury more likely to occur.

  4. There is no pain required for Pilate’s benefits. The exercises in the bloody system should be challenging (both mentally and physically) but not so difficult that they cause anyone to struggle or experience pain. If in exercises causes pain „ stop immediately and tell the instructor. The exercise may be too difficult, or the person may need additional help to do it correctly. Pilate’s exercises can be modified to suit specific individual conditions.

  5. Always be patient and stay committed to your Pilates program. As with any rehabilitation program, it may take a while for the full benefits of the plotting program to be realized. Just as the problems that created most back pain can happen gradually over time learning to use one's muscles in a way that supports „ rather than stress „ the spine takes time and commitment