Pilates is a type of exercise designed to strengthen, tone, and stretch your body, while also calming your mind. The exercises may look simple but when done correctly each movement is designed to take a great deal of precision and control. There is a great emphasis on mindfulness and technique with each movement when done with the guidance of a professional scoliosis pilates instructor. The movements can benefit scoliosis since there is tremendous impact on posture, and general well-being.
How does Pilates Help Scoliosis?
Here at ScoliosisPTJax we have the right pilates equipment to help your back
The reaction when people first see a Pilates reformer is usually “hummm wow” and then they participate in a class and they say “WOW AMAZING”
The reformer is a bed-like piece of equipment with a foot bar at one end and a shoulder block at the other end. The reformer rolls back and forth with a set of springs. The springs and pulley system is the magic key, it allows overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Exercising on the reformer is a safe and effective way to work on balance and strengthening your back for scoliosis.
Don’t be fooled by its smaller size and simplicity. The Pilates chair is used in just about every position including standing, lying down, kneeling, and more. The benefits of lengthening and strengthening the body are endless using the chair. With Scoliosis the chair allows for additional feedback into the areas of the back that need extra support.
Most of us spend our days in an upright position and therefore we need to exercise upright. The fantastic CoreAlign encourages healthy movement, correct posture, and body mechanics while standing.