Reforming Rehab: The Core Focus Of Pilates

Date Published

December 4, 2023


Catherine Dunne


Pilates has gained immense popularity in recent years, and for good reason. This low-impact exercise method, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, focuses on building strength, flexibility, and endurance without putting excessive stress on the joints. In this blog post we’ll explore 5 of the benefits of Pilates and how it can be suitable for patients of all ages and fitness levels.

  1. Core Strength and Stability – a foundational principle of Pilates is the emphasis on core strength. The exercises target the deep muscles of the abdomen, back, and pelvic floor, helping to create a strong and stable core.
  2. Improved Flexibility – Pilates incorporates dynamic stretches and movements that enhance flexibility. The controlled and intentional nature of these exercises help to lengthen muscles, enabling an increased range of motion. Increased flexibility not only improves athletic performance but also reduces the likelihood of injuries in everyday activities.
  3. Full-Body Workout –  it has the ability to incorporate a variety of exercises that work different muscle groups simultaneously, providing a comprehensive and balanced workout.
  4. Mind-Body Connection – through focused breathing and concentration on precise movements, Pilates encourages a mind-body connection. As a result, individuals become more aware of their bodies, promoting mental clarity and reducing stress.
  5. Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention – because Pilates is low-impact and adaptable it is often recommended for rehabilitation after injuries. The controlled movements and emphasis on proper form make it a safe option for recovery. In addition, the increased strength and flexibility gained through Pilates can assist in prevention future injuries.

Pilates is more than just a fitness trend, it’s a versatile and accessible exercise style that is right for almost anyone. Feel free to give us a call or book online now to find out how Pilates could be incorporated into your fitness regime or rehab program.