What is Pilates?
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back.
How can Pilates help you?
The Pilates Method is a conditioning system that strengthens and stretches the body uniformly. It helps to correct posture and alignment while incorporating breathing patterns that stimulate the mind and relax the body. The Method is a series of exercises that can be done on a variety of special equipment or on the floor.
Here at South Bay Pain & Wellness, we incorporate the Pilates technique into your rehabilitation program.
The important principles of Pilates share very close similarities with exercise programs that promote back health. A top focus of Pilates is neutral spine-alignment. “Neutral spine alignment” is the medical term for what is commonly called “good posture” and refers to the natural curvatures that a healthy spine should have.
Many people have lost the ability to achieve neutral spine alignment after years of bad daily habits and improper posture. Proper posture, combined with deep, back and abdominal muscle-strengthening-exercises, often lead to reduced back pain and improved quality of life for many people.
Private, Pilates sessions are personally tailored to improve your fitness level or rehabilitate an injury.
Pilates can help you improve core strength, body awareness and flexibility. During your session, we’ll address neuro-muscular re-education, spinal stabilization, upper and lower extremity mechanics, coordination, and balance. Awareness of excessive tension and the use of proper focus can help you use the body more efficiently and reduce pain in the long term.
Get a strong, flexible and well-toned body.
The Pilates Method incorporates a series of exercises that emphasizes on abdominal strength and control along with spinal articulation. This aligns the body and trains it to maintain a strong supported position. The result of practicing the Pilates Method is a strong, yet flexible, well-toned body, without muscle bulk.
And the adaptability of Pilates means it can benefit anyone… no matter what your level of expertise. Wether you are super fit, need help with an injury or chronic condition, or just want to get in better shape, Pilates can help.