The Pilates Method for Treatment and Wellbeing
Years ago, Joseph Pilates developed a type of exercise that has become one of the most popular forms of exercise today. What sets Pilates apart from other workouts is that instead of emphasizing repetition of moves, it focuses on the quality of movement with emphasis on accuracy and precision.
Pilates Is an Adaptable Form Of Exercise
One of the unique features of Pilates is the ability of healthcare providers to modify exercises for rehabilitation purposes. This adaptation of Pilates is the key to its success across various patient groups because the exercises can be tailored to all rehabilitation and fitness.
If you are suffering from muscle aches and joint pains, Pilates may be a treatment approach that matches your specific needs.
We suggest you contact our office and ask one of our Pilates experts how this treatment approach can help you.
Pilates was created with a specific focus on the following:
- Increased Mind/Body Awareness
The 6 principles of Pilates
Whole Body Training
By training the body as a whole, rather than isolating certain muscles, you will improve your movement, enhancing your life greatly. Overall, Pilates can present a number of health benefits for anyone at any age.
Balance & Coordination Improvements
Pilates strengthens the hip and leg joints, as well as the body’s core, which can greatly promote stability. This increase in stability leads to an improvement in balance, coordination, and agility.
Improving Muscle Imbalances & Flexibility
Pilates promotes balance between and length and strength which is required for maximum muscle function.
Pilates exercises can result in increased support and stability of your back and stomach muscles potentially reducing the risk for injury.
Correcting Poor Posture Habits
Regular Pilates exercise helps increase your awareness of your body; a term described as enhanced proprioception. Postural awareness can facilitate self-correction your posture with daily activities, reducing risk of injury.
A Focus on Mind/Body Awareness
Pilates works to promote mind-body awareness using breath, concentration and quality of movement leading to efficient function.
Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
Why Participate in Our Therapeutic Yoga Program
Many people who participate in our yoga program do so for the following reasons:
- To maintain their health and well-being,
- To improve physical fitness,
- To relieve stress,
- To and enhance quality of life.
In addition, they may be addressing specific health conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and anxiety.
Things to Consider with Our Yoga Program
- Do not use yoga to replace conventional medical care or to postpone seeing a healthcare provider about pain or any other medical condition.
- If you have a medical condition, please communicate this to us before starting our therapeutic yoga program.
- Everyone’s body is different, and we will help modify yoga postures based on your individual abilities. Make sure you share any physical limitations and inform your us about any medical issues you have.
- Please communicate to us about any other complementary health approaches you use. This will help ensure you will have a well-coordinated and safe experience.
Please Give Us a Call If You Would Like to Know More About Our Therapeutic Yoga Program. You can Reach Us at (913) 432-3950.