Find out how Pilates can help you recover from an injury and get back to living a pain-free life!
A common concern with people after an injury is finding a workout that will help them heal and not injure them further or induce a physical setback. If you are recovering from an injury and find yourself voicing the same concerns, try Pilates! This fitness method has a great track record for helping any body at any physical fitness level get stronger and in many cases, out of pain.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the muscles of the body. It will stabilize and strengthen your core postural muscles supporting the spine. Pilates focuses on over all alignment which helps relieve and prevent pain. When doing Pilates correctly, you will gain greater control over the movement of your body through correct muscle firing patterns, spinal and pelvic alignment, concentration on movement, and proper breathing.
Experienced Instructors Make All The Difference
When it comes to finding a Pilates instructor to help you recover from an injury, make sure you do your research and find an instructor that has experience in working with your specific injury. Email or call your local studio and get referrals to the instructor that has these credentials.
Always Listen To Your Body
You know your body better than anyone else. So make sure you listen to the signals that it is giving you. Do you feel like you need to do more stretching? Do you feel unstable? Do you still feel weak? Tell your instructor and they can cater your workout to what your body is telling you it needs!
The only way to be successful at anything is to be consistent. Show up to your session. Do the work. Your body will thank you and you will be happy you are finally out of pain.