Which one is the best: Pilates or Clinical Pilates?
Here’s the ultimate solution!!!
1—-What is Clinical Pilates?
Concentration, centering, control, flowing movement, precision and breathing – These are the six basic principals of Pilates. Pilates is an exercise method invented in Germany in 1918 by Joseph Pilates, which has now received worldwide recognition and popularity. Pilates is a series of exercises that are designed to strengthen one’s deep core muscles and other muscle groups.
Now you might have questions in your mind about Clinical Pilates; what is clinical Pilates? How is it different form Regular Pilates? Which one is might have a better effect on one’s body?
In juxtaposition with Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates is used as a method of treating injuries and improving quality of life. Clinical Pilates works to treat a variety of injuries, in particularly back and neck injuries. During Clinical Pilates sessions, a patient undertakes various moves with the guidance of a certified physiotherapist or exercise physiology who has tailored the exercises to the specific requirements of the patient.
2—-what is the difference between the Pilates & Clinical Pilates?
Pilates and Clinical Pilates are distinguished in the sense that Pilates is a series of exercises, which are designed to break in the deep postural abdomen and spinal muscles. Clinical Pilates however, is a form of workout where a health professional choses movements specific to a patient and the purpose of their Clinical Pilates program.
The aim of Pilates is to strengthen deep-layered muscles and to improve the body’s central stability. By following the principals that were mentioned in the beginning, these exercises work to create a connection between the body, mind and spirit.
On the other hand Clinical Pilates particularly focuses on specific areas where the patient needs strength or relaxation. Clinical Pilates workouts improve a patient’s control over deep-layered muscle groups, as well as stability, strength and flexibility.
Normally Clinical Pilates workouts are a series of mat or reformer workouts which are done in different body positions selected by a health professional. They are usually very relaxing for and soft on the patient’s body as they primarily focus on releasing pain. As pain begins to subside, the exercises can progress to more of a fitness and strengthening workout.
Many patients report that they feel great after their Clinical Pilates sessions. According to their view, it is proved to be more helpful to have one to one lessons from their physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.
3— Which one is more beneficial?
There are many confirmations on the fact that these therapeutic exercises retrain the deep-layered muscle groups. This retraining results in a reduction of back pain, lower back pain and neck pain. Research shows that Clinical Pilates has been more effective for relieving pain then the general Pilates, due to the development of specific exercise plans for the individual patient.
However, it needs to be noted that these Clinical Pilates exercises need to be applied very carefully. To ensure the ultimate gain from your workouts it is mandatory to consult with your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist prior to starting a Pilates program. The workouts that one might need for releasing back pain may be very different to the workouts of a patient who is suffering a different injury.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates
Plentiful benefits can be achieved from Clinical Pilates exercises. They improve and develop one’s core stability and one’s posture. Additionally, these workouts help to prevent injury and improve the immune system. Firmer stomach muscles, better breathing control, flexible and strong muscles and an overall better tone and fitness on the body—all these are on this list of benefits!
Who can take Clinical Pilates sessions?
Anyone can take Clinical Pilates sessions but only under a certified physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. If pregnant women want to take these session for releasing sever back or lower back or neck pain, they should always take the sessions after taking their doctor’s advice.
Who gives the Clinical Pilates treatment?
Only a certified Pilates instructor, Pilates physiotherapist or exercise physiologist can give the treatment.
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