Pilates is a specialised form of exercise that focuses on core strength, movement control, balance, posture, and flexibility. Pilates traditionally focuses on the "core stability muscles" such as the transverse abdominis and pelvic floor muscles which helps to support the spine and pelvis.
Pilates can be used as a treatment option to reduce pain; in particular neck and back pain through strengthening muscles, improving posture and developing more optimal movement patterns. However more recently people are discovering the benefits of Pilates can be used for a wide range of reasons including rehabilitations from injury or surgery, to improve functional movement to optimise performance in other exercise and activities, and as a general exercise program for health and well-being.
The benefits of Pilates includes:
increased core strength
more body awareness
better movement control
improves physical performance
At FORDESPHYSIO we offer a range of Pilates styles including Mat Pilates and Equipment Pilates. All of our different Pilates styles can be undertaken as Private Sessions or as part of a small group class.