What is Pilates? Pilates is a body conditioning routine that can help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. 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. The adaptability of Pilates means it can benefit anyone no matter what your level of expertise, from the super-fit athlete to the pregnant woman, and everyone in between; including those with injuries or chronic conditions.
Develop a strong core. By building core strength in your abdomen you can alleviate pain in the back, shoulders, and neck.
It’s easy on your joints. Minimal impact is put on your joints through Pilate’s slow and controlled movements making this a great exercise for those who experience extreme joint pain.
Relieves stress tension in our bodies. Pilates allows the body to relax, revive, and release tension. The Pilates Method of exercise not only strengthens and balances your body, but can strengthen and balance your mind.
How South Bay Pain Docs can Help: The Pilates Method is a series of exercises that can be done on a variety of special equipment or on the floor. South Bay Physicians, incorporate the Pilates technique into their rehabilitation programs. Our Pilates program teaches awareness of movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps the patient change these habits to those that preserve neutral alignment. Awareness of excessive tension and the use of proper focus helps the patient use the body efficiently and reduce pain in the long term.