Pilates can help you deal with injuries

PhysiotherapistsPhysiotherapists treat shoulder, spine and even ankle injuries with the help of a new tool called the Pilates. Now-a-days Pilates are very well known for physiotherapy treatments. They are known to heal injuries like whiplash, post-polio syndrome, spine bifida, stroke and post-surgical injuries as well.

Pilates are in practice now-a-days because they use one of the old traditional principles of stability first and mobility next. It mainly stresses on postural alignment, body awareness and functional fitness. With this treatment some of the activities like lifting, pulling and pushing heavy items becomes easy. Some people have problems in tucking their shirt which becomes manageable after this treatment as the pain disappears and range of motion improves.

Pilates Noble Park physiotherapists are certified. They make sure that patients take full benefit of this method. Patients are taught how to use the right muscle to perform the desired function and to maintain posture as well.

Thera-band, foam rollers and other simple equipments is used in Pilates. There are also some machines that are different from those used in traditional methods.

The equipment used in Pilates provide better workout results as it uses both concentric (as in lifting) and eccentric (as in lowering) muscles. By using these machines one can improve self-control and body awareness as they provide feedback to the users. Children also benefit a lot from Pilates as it helps them to self-control from a very young age. For children, this process is made more fun and entertaining.

Pilates help patients to get rid of pain easily and regain function and strength in a safe manner. Pilates always targets the core muscle which helps patients reduce belly fat quickly leading to overall good health.

Clinical Pilates are typical type of exercise that stresses on body posture, body balance, flexibility, the stability of core and torso, control and body strength. This technique was introduced by a German, Joseph Pilates in the 20th century. This technique is often used to heal neck and back injuries along with physiotherapy.

Clinical Pilates are most useful for people who have musculoskeletal pain or injury. It also helps in post-surgical strengthening like lower back, sacroiliac joint, hip, shoulder and neck. Clinical Pilates are used to increase pelvic floor strength in case of pre-natal and post-natal women. They also help in relieving lower back and pelvic pain, for reshaping and also for toning. It increases body strength and flexibility. Clinical Pilates are also of great use for people who want to increase their muscle strength.

Clinical Pilates and standard Pilates are different from each other. In clinical Pilates the physiotherapist closely supervises the patient. The physiotherapist may also use real time ultrasound feedback to help the patient in training the core stability muscles.

By performing clinical Pilates one can gain numerous benefits such as:

  • Increase in muscle strength and flexibility
  • Aiding rehabilitation
  • Normal movement patterns are restored
  • Increased co-ordination of body parts and muscle control
  • Enhanced breathing control
  • Prevention from injuries
  • Pre session training
  • Improvement in overall body tone and fitness