By Athlete's Care on July 14, 2022
In essence, Pilates Rehab uses specific movements to retrain your neuromuscular system. It’s based on the idea of neuromotor training.
Pilates rehab can be used in a variety of treatment situations. A 2016 review of several studies found that Pilates Rehab was useful in treating:
The studies evaluated:
The results showed improvements in all categories.
The exercises your Toronto sports medicine specialist will guide you through work to forge paths in your neuromuscular system. Those paths are intended to ensure that your body is moving in an optimal way, according to your own biomechanics.
Those best practices can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Pilates Rehab can be combined with massage therapy and other treatments as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
Healthy optimal patterns of movement are established and/or regained.
With its emphasis on the mind as well as the body, Pilates Rehab can also be useful in helping you overcome any lingering psychological issues after an injury. It’s common – and very natural – to feel some level of anxiety about repeating an action that has resulted in pain or physical trauma. The discipline of Pilates helps many people overcome those fears.
One of the advantage of a Pilates regimen is that it provides a full-body workout using minimal props, and can be performed in an environment where space may be at a premium.
Because of its emphasis on core strength, leading to both stability and flexibility, along with issues like posture and muscle control, Pilates can also be used as an injury prevention tool. Proper conditioning is particularly important for those who are not regular athletes, and may only workout on weekends or even less often.
If you’d like to learn more about Pilates Rehab, and whether it might help your condition, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Toronto physiotherapy, chiropractic and sports medicine clinics for a consultation today.