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Pilates in Downtown Edmonton

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is physical exercise that focuses activation of your deep stabilizing muscles (core muscles), posture, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing using a variety of movements.

There are several approaches to Pilates that vary in difficulty and skill level, equipment used and the aim of the exercise.

Clinical Pilates is taught by Leanne Jacobs at Trackside Physiotherapy and designed for back pain and movement dysfunction.  Pilates includes a several different exercises to train core muscles to switch on during times of dynamic movement of your body.

Why is Pilates Important?

Core muscles provide stability for the spine during movement. It has been shown that core muscles tend to stop working or become inactive in those with back pain. Although most back-pain issues recover there is a high incidence of recurring back pain. Pilates will help to reduce that frequency of recurring back pain.

It is important that core muscles learn to switch on when you are not moving but also during common everyday activities like rolling over in bed, reaching, bending over, and sitting at your desk for long periods.

Pilates has been proven to effectively re-train core muscles through different movements and can be adjusted to cater to your individual needs.

Who is Suited to Pilates?

Pilates, Yoga, gym strengthening, and other forms of exercise can place high demands on your core stability system. If the core muscle recruitment order is abnormal, your chance of injury can increase in proportion with the exercise difficulty.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Increased muscular strength and flexibility
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Aiding rehabilitation of hip, shoulder, knee and ankle
  • Restoration of normal movement patterns
  • Enhanced breathing control
  • Increased co-ordination and muscular control
  • Improved overall body fitness
  • Improved balance

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