Pilates is a series of exercises which focuses on strengthening the deep postural stabilising muscles, especially the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, and is a great way to stay strong, fit and active for young and old. Focusing on strengthening and building the core muscles (pelvic floor, front abdominals, back abdominals and diagphram) is integral in reducing muscle and back pain. Such a tailored and structured exercise program is available both on Pilates mat and equipment.
BENEFITS OF PILATES:
- Improves flexibility, balance and muscle endurance
- Improves fitness
- Strengthens muscles
- Helps treat and prevent lower back pain
- Improves posture
- Enhances relaxation
- Improves pelvic floor muscle function
- Helps to manage pain
PILATES CAN HELP MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND CONDITIONS:
- Improve sporting performance
- Recover from injury
- Pregnant and post natal women
- Women and Men over 65
- Chronic pain
- Post surgery
At Esthesis Physiotherapy, we can tailor a Pilates exercise program to suit your individual needs and goals.
For more information on how Pilates may benefit you or to register interest in a Pilates session with a Physiotherapist, please contact Esthesis Physiotherapy.
Esthesis Physiotherapy runs a Pilates class at Lefevre Community Centre, Osborne every Tuesday from 10-11am. All ages and fitness levels welcome.