Clinical Pilates

Through numerous studies it has been found that body movements are generated from the ‘core’ – a combination of deep spinal muscles attaching to the spine and abdominal wall creating a ‘muscular corsette’.

When we suffer back pain, the larger outer back muscles spasm, working harder while the deeper stabilising muscles work less. This leads to compression of joints! Osteopaths treat these joint restrictions, however the deep stabilising muscles remain weak. This is why starting a rehabilitation programme such as Pilates is essential to correct these muscular imbalances, helping to prevent reoccurrences of back pain.

What is Pilates?

The slow controlled flowing movement of pilates primarily strengthens the ‘core’ muscles that stabilize and support the spine, realign the body and correct postural problems.

The deep stabilising muscles activate most effectively in a neutral spinal position, important for protection of spinal discs, joints and ligaments. This rehabilitation exercise programme focuses on optimising these load-bearing relationships, activating the correct muscles and improving muscle imbalances.

Pilates can help:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain & Headaches
  • Tension & Stress
  • Postural problems
  • Stiffness & Tight muscles
  • And much more…