With so many forms of rehabilitation and exercise therapies available today, it can be difficult to find the perfect program that may work to alleviate pain from injuries, chronic illnesses, and general aging. Whether a car accident or balance issues from vestibular disorders, typically a combination of therapies works best to achieve maximum positive results. In this blog, we’ll take a look at various questions we’ve been asked when it comes to whether or not Pilates would be an option for rehabilitation.
Is Pilates Right for Providing Good Overall Health?
Even if you are not experiencing pain or mobility issues, including Pilates in general practice can only help you further your body’s flexibility, reduce your daily stress, and improve your body awareness. Combining Pilates with a healthy diet and other exercise regimens will promote a continued lifestyle of general health and connectivity.
Is Pilates Right for an Older Student?
As we age, we unfortunately find exercises that once helped may no longer be an option, whether it’s due to strain on the joints or that specific exercise is just not as effective as it once was. Pilates, however, is a wonderful, low-impact exercise that can be done almost anywhere! Mat sessions can be done at home with one’s own body weight, and equipment-based sessions can be solo or in a group, offering direct focus from an instructor. Pilates also helps keep the body in tune with itself and stave off typical problems that arise with getting older, so including it on a regular basis is right at any age.
Is Pilates Right for Injury Rehab?
How the body reacts to injuries sustained from sports and car accidents can vary depending on the person, as well as their age at which it happens. The older we get, the more difficult it can be to recuperate. Pilates can be a game changer when combined with other programs, such as physical therapy, water therapy, chiropractics and more. We discussed this in a previous blog, which you can read here. We’ve also discussed “pre-habbing” with Pilates, allowing one to prepare for major surgery in order to obtain the best results.
Is Pilates Right for Chronic Illnesses?
Whether it’s dealing with scoliosis or vestibular disorders, Pilates can help. Not only does Pilates work the physical body, but the focus needed to properly practice allows for better bodily connection and cognitive activity. We’ve discussed in previous blogs how Pilates can help with balance and stability, and has shown major improvements for those with chronic back pain.
While Pilates is not the only answer for recovery, it can be a perfect companion to ensure a solid foundation is built in order to reach rehabilitation goals. If you have ever wondered whether or not Pilates can help you, take a moment to contact Dynamic Fitness and find out for yourself!