Pilates is a low-impact exercise and does not induce inflammation and overuse syndromes. Increases in strength and improvements in flexibility.
Pilates is a technique that focuses on core strengthening, balance, and flexibility. These principles are some of the same principles used in the rehabilitation of many common orthopedic problems. Therefore, Pilates is more commonly being used in the prevention and rehabilitation of these orthopedic problems. Pilates can help avoid injury, professional athletes in some sports have started performing. Pilates regularly to help developing their core strength and flexibility. It is thought that these skills may help keeping the athlete injury-free and help enhance their performance.
Nowadays Pilates is being used by more athletes as a means to "crosstrain." By strengthening the core muscles, Pilates helps to teach the body more efficient and balanced movements. Athletes who have better core strength are thought to have better dynamic control of their movements, and are less likely to sustain injuries. This is what is known as "neuromuscular control," which has been used to prevent injuries including ankle sprains. STOTT PILATES® demonstrates how to integrate modified Matwork and Equipment based excercises appropriately into therapheutic conditioning.