In Germany during the first half of the 20th century, Joseph Pilates created what is known today as the Pilates method. Originally called, Contrology, Pilates is a method of exercising that concentrates on breath, strength, flexibility, balance, core stability, posture, and control.
What is Medical-based Pilates?
Today, Medical Pilates is used alongside physical therapy as a complementary treatment for a wide range of injuries, muscular imbalances, low back pain, postural problems, and idiopathic scoliosis. Recently, research has shown the benefits of retraining the deep stabilizing muscles for those patients that suffer from lower back pain. A key focus of Medical Pilates is on the recruitment and retraining of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) along with helping patients improve their flexibility, posture, and strength.
Medical Pilates can be amazingly beneficial for some patients who have suffered from certain types of injuries.
How is this done at Chris Scott Wellness?
The program is tailored to each individual rather than as a one size fits all approach. Carefully selected exercises are matched with individual patients that have suffered relevant injuries. Doing this means the patient can enjoy the maximum benefits of the Medical Pilates program whilst reducing the risk of aggravating the injury. If you believe Medical Pilates can help with your injury, please request an appointment.