Pilates and Core Stability
Ten years ago very few people had heard of Pilates and now it barely needs an introduction. Pilates, invented by Joseph Pilates is by no means the only method of training postural control, stability and strength. However, during his time Joseph Pilates was leaps and bounds ahead of any other training method. He adopted approaches that have worked but only really been understood in the last couple of decades. As Physiotherapists we are in the best position to use this treatment approach to improve your postural control in the presence of pain.
We have two reformers in our rehabilitation gym and two therapists who are certified clinical pilates instructors. We offer individual and small group training in Clinical Pilates as part of our approach to postural control and core stability training. This may include mat-work, reformer and/or fitball work under professional guidance following an in depth assessment by one of our physiotherapists.
Core Stability and Back Pain
After an episode of acute back pain our postural muscles are often left in a state of dysfunction. This then leads to recurrence of injuries and ultimately a chronic back problem. Back pain often leaves us with a core that does not do its job properly. This is why many people continue to re-injure themselves, until they invest some time into correctly re-educating and strengthening their core.
Is Pilates Forever?
Pilates is most often done on a reformer. This is an expensive piece of equipment which allows for a huge variety of exercises, however, this means you cannot do it at home. For those who seek independence, we advise that you learn the fundamentals of Pilates / Core stability training and we can help you incorporate this into a routine that works for you.