Pilates first started in army camps to help soldiers with their fitness. Today, the fitness world has embraced a refined form of Pilates that teaches proper posture and awareness of breath in programs built to give you a strong core.
As trainees go through the Pilates flow, they become more aware of their bodies, become more flexible, and providing resistance using your own body to still build muscle. Using Pilates as a stand-alone exercise program may not be enough, but, incorporating it in a training regimen will support your training by giving you core strength, flexibility, eliminate imbalances, and maintaining proper form.
It is great to start Pilates training while you’re rehabbing from injury. Doctors will advise going to get your chiropractor and/or a physiologist to help you heal from your injury. This is good advice but you can make the process faster if you incorporate Pilates along with it.
Physiologists and chiropractors are medically-trained professionals that perform services like spinal alignment, injury rehabilitation and other sports medicine practices. These services will complement your Pilates training because they support the body similarly.
Getting professional service will assure that your body is taken care of anatomically. And a supplement Pilates program will further accelerate the healing process because it opens up and aligns the body using techniques performed by the trainee himself.
There are also instances when a physiotherapist or chiropractor has been trained to use Pilates in their services. They have these specialized programs that combine both rehab practices and Pilates to aid in healing injuries.
These programs either include simple Pilates core training or some advance Pilates moves to fix the body. Since the Pilates trainer is also the physiotherapist, then the program will cater to the needs of the injury.
Most of these types of sessions are done together with people with similar injuries. This makes it more interactive and with regular classes the session slowly becomes a community that will support each other throughout the process.