What Benefits Does Pilates Offer?
Pilates offers a flexible training environment. Pilates exercises offer the benefits of both non weight bearing exercise and weight bearing exercise, uses gravity and resistance to make exercises both easier and more difficult, develops concentration and allows for precision technique. Pilates will correct and improve posture, develop lean, elongated, flexible and strong muscles.
Rehabilitation & Injury Prevention
Pilates physical therapy can be effective in preventing back, neck, knee, hip, ankle and shoulder pain. Pilates exercises work to create muscle balance and this can help sport participants, athletes, and dancers achieve optimal performance and prevent injury. Pilates allows effective and efficient movement, it is both safe and can also be appropriately challenging. Many people also find Pilates can help manage stress through use of rhythmical breathing, and some people have reported concentration and learning improves.
The Benefits of Pilates
- Improves flexibility
- Increases agility
- Develops balance
- Strengthens muscles
- Enhances concentration
- Prevents back and neck Pain
- Improves posture
- Alleviates minor physical discomforts
- Develops self confidence
- Speeds recovery time following injury or illness*
- Enhances high performance physical activity
- Prepares for and assists recovery from surgery*
- Prepares for and recovery from giving birth**
- Reduces Stress
- Maintains fitness and well being
*Physiotherapy referral for rehabilitation and pre/post- surgery exercise.
** Suitable for uncomplicated pregnancies. Post- natal exercise resumes at six weeks post- partum.