Pilates is a form of exercise that utilizes the mind-body connection and breath control to emphasize the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability in the lumbo-pelvic region. The intensity of each exercise is adjusted with different limb movements and added resistance. The mat program is based on 34 exercises aimed to strengthen, mobilize and stretch the body; all while maintaining stability of the lumbo-pelvic region.
Our Clinic Pilates program aims to build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the abdominals, hips, neck, back, arms and legs. There is a strong emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, posture, breathing, and creating a strong and stable “core” to assist in balance and coordination.
At Spinal Synergy we use the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) method, which is specific to rehabilitation and therefore addresses pathology, normal movement patterns and muscular timing in each and every exercise. The traditional Pilates exercises are broken down into distinct levels to ensure a gradual progression towards functional movement patterns.
Pilates is helpful for improving lumbar stabilization and flexibility, shoulder and neck pain, lower back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and balance. We use the principles learned from Pilates and integrate this into both our treatments and exercise rehabilitation programs.