Pilates is incredibly popular with some of our patients, whilst others have never tried it before. To help you understand a little more about what this form of exercise is, here are five of the key benefits:
- Low impact on your joints
Unlike many other kinds of exercise, Pilates causes low impact to your joints whilst carrying out controlled movements which is important. Using a mat for floor exercises also helps relieve pressure off the knees and the back.
- It can improve flexibility
Pilates can improve flexibility with the repeated, slow movements helping to extend your range of motion. Being more flexible will help you feel less tight as well as reduce the risk of injury when undertaking other forms of exercise.
- It can help with back pain
As well as helping you to become more flexible, Pilates can also help increase core strength, including that in the lower back region. This can help reduce pain in this part of the body as well as increase the amount of movement in the area.
- Sports performance boost
Being more flexible can have a positive impact on other sporting activities you may undertake. As Pilates also improves abdominal strength this will also have a positive effect on additional forms of exercise such as running.
- It demands focus
Pilates require concentration. During a session you need to think about your breathing as well as your body and the movements you are making and holding. The focus of attention on these things allows time away from everyday worries or stresses as you concentrate solely on the task in hand.
Morley Chiropractic Clinic offers one to one Pilates sessions that are tailored to the patient’s individual needs. For more information about this class or any of the other treatments we provide, please get in touch with us today on 0113 2383693.