Pilates with Physiotherapy

Pilates with Physiotherapy

Pilates is an exercise based intervention that is described as ‘the art of controlled movements’. These movements should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when carried out properly. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is thought to be the key to a person’s stability.

For Physiotherapists, they can use Pilates as a treatment if they can identify evidence for its use that is specific to an individual and their condition. A physiotherapist that teaches Pilates will always conduct a full examination, clinical reason and supervise Pilates activities at all times.

Benefits of Pilates include:

  • Reduces pain
  • Improves posture
  • Improves core strength
  • Improves stamina
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Improves circulation

Conditions that Pilates is suitable for include, but are not exclusive to:

Back pain, neck pain, hypermobility, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyaglia, post-surgery, poor posture, post stroke, MS, Parkinson’s Disease


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