Clinical Pilates Surrey
Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise performed in conjunction with deep breathing that aims to strengthen muscles and improve posture. Traditional or classical Pilates, which has its roots in ballet, can be quite challenging for beginners in exercise and people who are under recovery from injuries or operations.
What makes Clinical Pilates different from the Pilates Classes in your gym? It is a specific form of Pilates that considers an individual’s specific physical needs or injuries and is usually guided by a medical professional such as an Osteopath. It identifies the key issues and applies carefully selected exercises to patients with particular injuries or conditions and will be linked to or incorporated within a rehabilitation program instead of being a generic exercise for everyone.
Clinical Pilates is a low-impact physical exercise designed for functional, targeted and individualised rehabilitation. It focuses on posture, balance, strength, breathing and core stability to strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, enhance the body’s recovery process and increase overall wellness.
Traditional Pilates or even regular exercise can prove difficult for people who have sustained injuries or are recovering from surgeries. Clinical Pilates adapts the usual exercises to produce a process catered to the needs of an individual’s needs.
Clinical Pilates, combined with Osteopathy, can yield great results in terms of rehabilitation. There is evidence to support the benefits Pilates can provide to those suffering from aches in their back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.
The precise minimal impact movements advocated in clinical Pilates prevents the application of excessive torque on the backbone. It also teaches awareness of habitual movements, which creates unnecessary stress on joints and strain on muscles. Apart from that, it minimises the possibility of injury aggravation in case a patient is under-recovery as well.
Unlike some training methods, which promote highly physically exertive exercises, Pilates works the body inside out. It helps you improve control over your movements, enhance core stability and even elevate your mood. It addresses the origin of physical issues such as aches and promotes movements and exercises that naturally benefit you in the long run.
The number of principles of Pilates varies from source to source. However, here are six basic guiding principles that all exercises under Pilates follow
- Breath: Improving breathing habits can radically impact your health in a positive manner. Pilates usually require relaxed breathing throughout all exercises. Additional guidance tailored to meet your needs is usually provided by your Osteopath.
- Concentration: Here, concentration does not refer to just the attention required to perform every exercise successfully. Current research on mindfulness and meditation shows how “mindful movement” can reduce stress, blood pressure and help your body with recovery.
- Centre: Good breathing habits can help you align your vertebrae properly, achieve a neutral spine, and activate core stability.
- Control: Cultivation of the relationship between your mind and your body is essential to gain spontaneous control over your posture and motion.
- Precision: Unlike other physical exercises, Pilates requires precision of movement to attune your body into improving movement and posture, which proves beneficial in the long run.
Flow: Pilates’ most vital aim is to encourage the body to move with fluidity and ease. People under recovery can find it challenging, which is why clinical Pilates takes care of their specific needs.
Pilates is for everyone. And, clinical Pilates is even better since it caters to your specific requirements. You might be rehabilitating an injury, or are simply stressed from work and have developed some sprain, or are perhaps interested in improving your health; whatever might be the case, clinical Pilates can assist you.
Here are some of the things you can gain from Pilates:
- Improved posture, balance and core stability
- Better muscle strength and flexibility
- Aid in rehabilitation
- Better coordination and control over your body and many more!
If you have been looking for some low-impact exercise that will not cause you more pain than gain, clinical Pilates is one of the best forms of exercise you can pick for you, your health and your general well-being.
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