The Pilates Method is a physical and mental conditioning that offers comprehensive training to improve strength, flexibility and postural awareness. Their philosophy integrates the mind with the musculoskeletal system.
The Pilates Method is a great help to improve the alignment of the trunk, by raising awareness of the student. The mission of pilates instructor is to lead the students to begin to know their own body and begin to live in it. Take control of every move made and learn how to get each muscle indicated, without involving other unnecessary muscles (contractures). The Pilates method to correct scoliosis problems should work to rebalance the body and contribute to the disappearance of contractions and discomfort generated by poor posture.
In Advanced Chiropractic we offer a program of stretching and strengthening exercises of the spine for better prevention of back problems. Pilates focuses on maintaining a balance in the use of the musculoskeletal system through the movements with exercises suitable for patients with scoliosis or posture problems.
It is essential that each Pilates workout is tailored to each particular case, for this reason it is recommended that patients with this pathology do private classes to learn specific exercises that should work. Routine must be adapted to the physical conditions of each person and not the reverse. Always in case of pathologies is essential-liaison and approval of the professional treating the patient and recommend individual pilates classes.
Efficacy of Pilates Scoliosis
In the case of scoliosis, the Pilates method provides 100% satisfactory results. It has been theorized that the lesions associated with scoliosis can cause, or occur as a result of imbalances in the body and preferred patterns of movement. A weak or poor alignment of the area may result in a tendency to overcompensate or overdevelop another area. The Pilates method works to rebalance the muscles. The symmetrical nature of the Pilates exercise technique makes an excellent rehabilitation for patients with imbalance as a result of scoliosis.
It does not correct the curve, but helps to rebalance the body through posture correction, which decreases and sometimes the aches and pains disappear from the disease. As for the scoliotic attitude, the result of practicing Pilates is even better because it is unstructured deformity in which there is a degree of flexibility, which allows the correction. The Pilates method focuses on maintaining balance in both cases working with specific Pilates exercises toning and stretching of the muscles surrounding the spine, focusing on both sides of the body rebalance.
However, we must remind you that if you have this disease or any condition of back or otherwise, it is advisable to perform the Pilates method individually, so you can fit an exercise program to your needs. And remember that you should be evaluated by a health professional.