“You are only as young as your spine is flexible.” ~Joseph Pilates
Looking for an exercise routine that can supplement your chiropractic care? Have you tried Pilates?
“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.” ~Joseph Pilates
Pilates is a series of exercises to help correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility, all vital components of Chiropractic care.
The care of the spine and core strength is the foundation of Pilates, by focusing on building strength from the core first – the spine, abdomen, pelvis, hips, and the muscles that support these structures – and placing emphasis on “neutral spinal alignment”.
Here are some of the benefits of regularly incorporating Pilates into your exercise routine:
1.Strengthens Core: The muscles of the abdomen, back, and pelvic floor make up the core muscles, Pilates focuses on these muscles, making a body that is strong and a frame that is supported.
2.Improves Posture: Correct alignment of the spine is the main focus on where strength is developed. This helps with the awareness of posture and how we sit and stand. By keeping the spine in a neutral, position, Pilates supports and improves posture by strengthening the abdominal and back muscles and by building strength this in turn can prevent and aid in the reduction of back pain.
3.Improves Flexibility: Pilates works to safely stretch the muscles, helping to elongate the muscles, the more frequently Pilates is practiced, the better your flexibility can be.
4.Low Impact: Pilates’ slow and controlled movement’s puts minimal impact on your joints, it can also work to increase the range of motion in the joints. And as Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, injuries are uncommon.
5.Integrates body and mind: The Pilates principles of concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow increases body awareness and the mind body connection.
And the great thing about Pilates is that it offers something for everyone, no matter what your fitness level!
Although Pilates is a great option for exercise for Chiropractic patients, if you have any concerns about a pre-existing condition and taking up Pilates please don’t hesitate to contact us.Read More