Pilates at Our Palm Beach Gardens Wellness Center
Since the early twentieth century, Pilates has been used to strengthen the body and mind using a series of exercises that focus on the body's core muscles and breathing techniques. At our Palm Beach Gardens chiropractic care and health center, Gardens Health & Wellness, we often incorporate the exercise technique into the rehabilitation and physical therapy programs of our patients. The stretching and strength training associated with the exercise can improve flexibility and release stress and tension, which may also help prevent injury or restore your strength once you recover from an injury.
We find that when our clients incorporate the exercises into a wellness or rehabilitation plan, they become better aware of the natural alignment of their own bodies. Pilates is known to have a profound effect on posture, and it also builds muscles throughout the body to support bone structure. In fact, the combination of physical therapy, chiropractic care and Pilates work with synergy in the body to accelerate health, wellness and healing.
Our on-site physical therapist, Angela Calalang, is a certified Pilates instructor. She is qualified and trained to teach both mat instruction and rehabilitation Pilates designed specifically for patients recovering from a musculoskeletal injury. She earned her certifications from Polestar and Power Pilates, NYC in 2002 and 2003 - giving her almost a decade of experience of offering Pilates to rehabilitation patients.
Core Strengthening and Other Physical Components
One of the major focuses of Pilates is core strengthening. The core muscles are the central powerhouse of the body, located in the abdominals, inner thighs, hips, buttocks and upper and lower back. By strengthening those muscles, our clients gain greater stability and overall strength. Other benefits include improved coordination, better balance and more fluid movement efficiency.
The core strengthening, stretching techniques and good posture involved with Pilates also promote the natural alignment of the spine and helps take pressure off of each vertebrae. When the vertebrae are no longer being compressed, many people find that they have less back and neck pain, and they also have a greater endurance for other physical activities in general.
Core strengthening also helps individuals who suffer from repetitive motion-related pain learn to properly delegate the muscles they use in those motions. For example, individuals prone to pain and injury from frequent heavy lifting at work may find that they experience fewer sprains and tears in the muscles, tendons and ligaments after starting a Pilates regimen.
It's important to only start a Pilates routine under the care and guidance of a trained instructor. If you have suffered an injury, our wellness center can get you on the path to recovery with a customized health plan that consists of therapeutic exercise and chiropractic. If you are not injured, but are interested in developing a lifestyle with greater endurance, flexibility and strength, we can help you with that too.
Contact us today at 561.775.4900 to make an appointment for a full consultation.