PILATES AND REHABILITATION

Physio4all, based at Browns Bay and Takapuna, Northshore

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on building the strength and endurance of our core postural muscles. It was developed in the 1920′s by Joseph Pilates, and traditionally uses mat-based exercises, as well as Pilates equipment to improve alignment and posture.

PILATES

Pilates focuses largely on correct breathing, spinal, and pelvic alignment, and a concentration of smooth flowing movements. By connecting all of these aspects, the pilates exercise becomes a mind-body workout. Pilates creates a strong core and strong back with exercises concentrating on the deep abdominal muscles and muscles lining the spine. These muscles are developed through exercises requiring balance and discipline by having control over body movements. The moves incorporated in Pilates workouts elongate the muscles and make them leaner, improving joint mobility and flexibility. This decreases risk of muscle injury. The broad range of movements that are included in Pilates workouts lead to evenly worked muscles, which also decreases risks of injury and pain after exercising.   

 

POSTURE AWARNESS

At Physio4all, what we consider “poor posture” is habitual movement or positioning that causes unnecessary strain on the body.  As we get older we can develop bad habits, which when repeated over time or under load, symptoms can develop such as, back pain, headaches, fatigue, and general body aches and pains. Physiotherapy can help assess and advise your body to improve the way you sit, stand, walk and lie. Good posture helps to prevent fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently and prevents strain and overuse conditions.

 

Techniques Used With Posture Correction Physiotherapy

Some of the treatment techniques used in posture correction physiotherapy practice may include preventative or taping techniques, supportive bracing, muscular strengthening exercises and training, joint and soft tissue stretching and mobility exercises,  joint and soft tissue release  techniques as well as postural and movement retraining.

 

EXERCISE THERAPY

Physiotherapists are experienced to prescribe exercise therapy as they are trained in the principles of rehabilitation.  Exercise therapy is an important part of the management of all musculoskeletal conditions.  Using specific movements to improve the way your body functions,  Physio4all can tailor a program for your specific needs to help improve your health and decrease pain.

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