for the Morgantown Area
Pilates is one of the fastest growing forms of exercise in the country. The physical fitness side to Pilates includes strengthening, lengthening, and improving your agility. Pilates is the newest class offered here at Lakeside Physical Therapy. Pilates is offered to clients as part of the total health experience. But most of all, it is used in addition to regular physical therapy for rehabilitation after an injury and surgery. Call today at (304)-594-2500.
Pilates for Rehabilitation at Lakeside Physical Therapy
Most injuries are caused by muscular imbalances in our bodies. Many things can lead to an injury like our posture, the way we walk, sit down, bend over, and work out. So, the way we move, or move incorrectly, can strain our muscles in our bodies and cause an imbalance.
Pilates exercises promote an even musculature throughout the body by strengthening the core. The core is considered the “center” of the body and consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Pilates also stresses spinal and pelvic alignment, which is critical in getting us to move the way we’re supposed to move to avoid injury.
At Lakeside Physical Therapy, when you do walk in with an injury after the evaluation and physical therapy, Pilates can be used as a final step for the patient to regain some of their strength and flexibility.
Improving Strength and Flexibility with Pilates
Pilates can be used for many different reasons. The practice of Pilates can be used as a form of rehabilitation, as your only form of exercise or it can also be used along with other techniques toward total health. But the one thing that we know is that Pilates will help strengthen you and improve your flexibility. Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.