Therapeutic Exercise (Pilates)
Clinical Pilates - What is it?
The latest scientific data in the field of physiotherapy, led to the creation of the Clinical Pilates method. It is about the evolution and differentiation of the traditional Pilates method according to the modern knowledge around the biomechanical analysis and stabilisation of the spine.
The Clinical Pilates method is addressed to all people of all ages and fitness conditions even in cases where other exercise programs can not be implemented. The therapist adapts the exercise program to the specifics and abilities of the practitioner, taking into account all the components of the nature of his problem.
In addition it helps the practitioner to understand how his body works and consequently how he can manage it in the whole range of his activities.
For this reason, Clinical Pilates is performed only in small departments and requires excellent therapist-patient cooperation.
Where can Clinical Pilates be practiced?
- Pain in the neck area
- Shoulder Impact Syndrome
- Shoulder instability
- Athletic injuries
- Pain in the lumbar region of any mechanical etiology even if accompanied by reported leg pain
- Lumbar instability
- Women during pregnancy as well as after childbirth
- Pelvic floor muscle weakness (Incontinence)
- Postoperative spine rehabilitation (It is the most appropriate method of rehabilitation after spine surgeries such as microdiscectomy, spinal fusion, etc.)
- Osteoarthritis of the hip etc.
What is the purpose of the therapeutic version of Pilates?
Weakness of the trunk muscles and poor motor control are associated with problems such as pain in the waist, back, neck and other areas of the body. The Clinical Pilates method aims to improve the strength of the torso muscles, elasticity, posture, balance as well as to improve respiratory function.
It is based on and fully framed by research data and is addressed to people who are in the final stage of rehabilitation, in order to maintain the therapeutic effect, as well as the general population in order to prevent and improve musculoskeletal function.