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Rehabilitation Pilates with our Physiotherapists

Rehabilitation Pilates with our Physiotherapists Pilates is well known for its

overall benefits of adding strength, length and agility. However, few people know about the added benefit of rehabilitation pilates.

When returning to exercise after a period of time off; having the correct alignment, activation of the stabilizing muscles and an efficient core is a great way to prevent injury and help with overall strengthening. Rehabilitation pilates is a great way to tick all these boxes.

Many injuries what we treat at Perfect Balance are caused by muscular imbalances. Many things can cause these imbalances for example; the way we sit, the way we walk, the way we move, the way we exercise. Imbalances in the body lead to some tissues being overloaded, this can lead to strains, pulls, tears or worse.

Rehabilitation pilates promotes an even balance of the muscular and skeletal system by strengthening the core and promoting alignment of the spine and pelvis. Through alignment of the central body; balance can be restored in the peripheral body i.e the limbs. Rehabilitation pilates has the added benefit of improving flexibility, an important component of a balanced body. Pilates works well when incorporated into a varied exercise regime, it helps to achieve a great balance between muscle strength, mobility and overall function. (Yamato et al, 2017).

Our physiotherapists can modify, adjust and accommodate all abilities to ensure that the exercises target your needs.

Do you know what a positive movement experience is?

The more you move without pain or in a comfortable range; the more confident you will be. Confident movement encourages better alignment; correct activation of muscles and decreased risk of compensation. A positive movement experience in turn leads to trying new exercises and increases the likelihood of compliance. Rehabilitation pilates helps to create a positive movement experience (Endelman, 2018).

Why Rehabilitation Pilates?

• Increases core strength, stability and mobility

• Helps to improve posture through strengthening postural muscles and improving mobility

• Helps to relieve aches and pains through increasing blood flow to muscles, and improving your overall strength.

• Helps to prevent injury by addressing muscular imbalances, incorrect or inefficient movements and over training

• Helps to enhance daily and sports performance

If you are a beginner, returning to exercise post pregnancy, have developed a diastasis-recti, recovering from a back or neck injury, returning after a sports injury or just want to improve your overall stability, strength and mobility then you would benefit from Rehabilitation Pilates.

If you would like to discuss what Rehabilitation Pilates is, and how it might help you, drop us an email at or call 02-4413316.

Learn more about rehabilitation pilates here.


Endelman K (2018) Pilates: Effective for injury rehabilitation cited;

Yamato TP1, Maher CG, Saragiotto BT, Hancock MJ, Ostelo RW, Cabral CM, Menezes Costa LC (2015) Pilates for low back pain. Cochrane Database Systematic Review. 2(7)

Yamato TP1, Maher CG, Saragiotto BT, Hancock MJ, Ostelo RW, Cabral CM, Menezes Costa LC (2015) Pilates for low back pain. Sao Paulo Medical Journal 134(4):366-7


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