How Can Pilates Assist Athlete Rehabilitation?

There are many variations of exercises and stretches that can be done to alleviate muscle pain and increase flexibility, many of which can be useful for those who participate in regular sporting activity.

One of the proven methods that we are going to discuss here is Pilates. Pilates is well known to professionals such as physiotherapists and chiropractors throughout Leeds and Yorkshire, and is especially known to increase mobility and reduce stiff joints. This can be useful for athletes who suffer from a build up of lactic acid in the muscles and stiff joints.

Below, we are going to list just a few of the rehabilitative benefits and improvements Pilates can have on athletic performance and recovery:

  1. Muscular Strength

The exercises involved within Pilates are proven to increase the strength and tone of your abdomen, lower back, hips and the gluteal muscles. In addition to this, they help maintain the balance of strength on both sides of the body. This can be especially useful for sports people such as gymnasts, where core strength in these muscles is pivotal to retain balance and maintain a positive strength to weight ratio.

  1. Specificity

Pilates sessions offered at Morley Chiropractic Clinic are often delivered on a one-to-one basis. This means that the methods used are specific to the individual athlete. As a result of this bespoke attention, the exercises involved can be tailored to the specific twinge or ache that is affecting your performance.

  1. Stabilisation

Improving your posture will reduce the likelihood of feeling more aches or pains in the future. Pilates helps to align your posture through exercises focused on stabilising the spine. Additionally, any spinal injuries can be safely rehabilitated through these methods too.

  1. Other Health Benefits

Surprisingly, Pilates has respiratory benefits as well as other non-physical advantages. The need to focus on deep breathing helps increase lung capacity, and the focus also helps to improve concentration, awareness and makes you feel more relaxed. Regardless of whether you are an athlete or not, if you are based in Leeds, Huddersfield, Wakefield or Bradford and wish to improve your posture, breathing, and relieve tension, Pilates is a great way of achieving this.

Eventually, after a program of dedicated and specific sessions, you should be able to manage your stress levels more efficiently as well as feeling less pain in your joints and muscles.

As a leading chiropractor based in Leeds, Morley Chiropractic Clinic are a leading provider of Pilates sessions for clients throughout West Yorkshire.

So, if you wish to improve your mobility, balance, or co-ordination, feel free to get in touch with Morley Chiropractic Clinic on 0113 2383693. Alternatively, you can contact us by email at

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