One of the unique features of Pilates is the ability of healthcare providers to modify the particulars for rehabilitation purposes. This adaptability of Pilates is the key to its success across various client groups.
Because the movements can be tailored to all rehabilitation plans and fitness levels, it is widely recognized by medical practitioners and health gurus alike as a pillar in its industry.
There are a great many studies today on the benefits and efficacy of Pilates in healthcare.
- The Journal of Orthopedic Sports Medicine found that there was a significantly lower level of overall low back pain and related disability, as well as a decrease in pain1. Furthermore, it was found that over a 12-month follow-up period, the benefits were maintained!
- Again in 2018/2019, this was backed up by the Postgraduate Medical Journal, showing significant improvement in low back pain with the use of Pilates.2
- The International Urogynecology Journal in 2010 cited improvement in pelvic floor strength from the use of Pilates.3
- In addition to that, in 2014 the Department of Physical Therapy (Quinnipiac University) found benefit Pilates training for impaired balance, mobility, postural stability, and fall risk. Significant improvement in turning, reaching, and other activities of daily life.4
The Pilates Exercise and Treatment Method Offers Numerous Benefits
As you can see, a Pilates-based approach to rehabilitation and wellness is adaptable, progressive, and a comprehensive method for patients with musculoskeletal pain, the aspiring athlete, and members in the community that desire to improve and maintain their wellbeing.
We encourage you to call us today to learn more about our Pilates training programs to achieve the active lifestyle that you desire.
- Rydeard R., Leger A., and Smith D., et al. Pilates-Based Therapeutic Exercise: Effect on Subjects With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain and Functional Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2006 36:7, 472-484. [link]
- Eliks M, Zgorzalewicz-Stachowiak M, Zeńczak-Praga K. Application of Pilates-based exercises in the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: state of the art. Postgraduate Medical J. 2019; 95:41-45. [link]
- Culligan, P.J., Scherer, J., Dyer, K. A randomized clinical trial comparing pelvic floor muscle training to a Pilates exercise program for improving pelvic muscle strength. Int Urogynecol J. 2010. 21, 401-408. [link]
- Pata, R.W., Lord, K., Lamb, K. The effect of Pilates based exercise on mobility, postural stability, and balance in order to decrease fall risk in older adults. J of Bodywork & Movement Ther. 18:3. 2014. 361-367. [link]