Can Pilates help you recover from an illness or injury, or indeed ease pains associated with more long term medical conditions?
This a question that is often asked of Pilates instructors and Joyce Gavin from Body Firm Pilates in Dublin gives us some of the answers:
In short, the answer is yes; in many instances Pilates is very beneficial to those recovering from particular medical treatments, injuries or indeed looking to ease pains associated with common long-term medical conditions.
But always remember, when embarking on any such Pilates programme you must work personally with a highly qualified Pilates instructor who understands your condition, can answer any questions you will have and can monitor your progress.
Before outlining a number of medical conditions or injuries that can be improved through specific Pilates routines, let’s first recap on physical principles associated with Pilates.
Pilates is based on three physical principles
Body Firm PilateAs a result Pilates is a recognized form of rehabilitative care.