Pilates for Prevention

As many of us know, Pilates comes with many benefits. Usually we discuss how Pilates helps athletes get to the next level, or how it can rehabilitate clients after an injury. Let’s not forget that Pilates is also the answer for prevention of these injuries and much more.

Pilates can prevent back pain, muscle aches and joint stiffness. Pilates is low-impact and when done with a well-trained instructor the moves will be precise, controlled, fluid and graceful. Form is essential during the exercises.

The basic principles of Pilates, which are learned when you begin your Pilates practice, are necessary for the safe and effective results. When performed correctly and consistently, posture will be enhanced, deep core strength will develop, tension will decrease and joint mobility and muscle imbalances will improve.

Common causes of back pain are poor posture, improper lifting techniques, and weak core muscles to name a few. Back pain frequently occurs during everyday activities. As a result of Pilates, enhanced posture and body awareness gives you the ability to avoid injuries and pain in your daily routine, whether you are unloading laundry or playing golf.

Lengthening your body with Pilates will also help soothe muscle aches. Blood and nutrients will move through the entire body to the muscles and tendons, which help keep them healthy and minimize the risk of injury. As circulation increases, joints are lubricated and your hips, back, neck, and shoulders loosen up, relieving aches and stiffness. Start Pilates today and prevent the pain tomorrow.

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