Here at Body Sense Physiotherapy we promote physical activity and exercise as medicine. Physical exercise produces many benefits for people suffering from chronic pain, which includes overall better health and wellbeing, greater pain tolerance, elevated mood, improved joint mobility and muscle flexibility.
Pilates for Pain at Body Sense Physiotherapy helps you to understand your own body better, how to move smarter and how to do the exercises at a level that you are challenged, grow stronger and become more flexible. Your physiotherapist will be able to guide you in knowing how much pain is ok to exercise with, and how you can modify the exercises to suit your body and your pain.
Why is Pilates among the most popular exercise programs for chronic pain patients?
Pilates combines strength training with endurance and flexibility exercises. It involves you to become aware of not only muscle strengthening but also your ability to relax muscles and use breathing to enhance your movement. This low-impact exercise program is therefore beneficial for strengthening muscles, improving posture and flexibility.
Finding the right exercise for you and for your condition. It is crucial to find a form of exercise that minimizes health risks while producing the most benefits. Pilates has proven beneficial for many chronic pain conditions, including
If you suffer from a chronic pain condition like lower back pain or joint pain, you might consider Pilates as an exercise option to start with.