Pilates is a therapeutic exercise program used by the Physiotherapist in the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. In Pilates the natural balance of muscles is re-established. The shortened muscles are elongated and the weakened muscles are strengthened, and the deepest muscle groups are also exercised.
The main objective of Pilates is to stabilize the center of the body, strengthening the muscles of the “core”, i.e. the muscles that surround and support the trunk, thus helping to protect the spine.
It is indicated for those who need to re-educate, re-balance and strengthen the musculoskeletal system and, especially, for those who present postural alterations, cervical, dorsal, lumbar and balance/coordination problems.
- Controls breathing;
- Corrects body alignment;
- Improves posture;
- It develops body control and body consciousness;
- It increases muscle strength;
- Improves resistance and flexibility;
- It increases stability, coordination and balance;
- Reduces the probability of relapses or the occurrence of new injuries;
- Reduces stress.