Why Do Pilates?

Why Do Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercises that strengthens your core muscles, builds global muscle strength, challenges flexibly and helps rebuild neuropathways that relate to coordination, balance and proprioception (your brains sense of where your body is in space). Pilates is the perfect adjunct to chiropractic care or any other sport or exercise program. It addresses any patterns of dysfunctional movement that may be creating ongoing alignment or posture issues. Pilates helps to stabilize the ligaments around the pelvis and spine allowing for adjustments to hold longer and helping to eliminate chronic back pain. Because Pilates is a mind body exercise it also builds cognitive awareness around body mechanics even when you are not doing Pilates. This stability and awareness can help to heal old injuries and prevent new ones from happening. 

Here in the office I do 20 and 40 minute Pilates rehab sessions that address your specific alignment patterns. I look at muscle imbalances and global movement patterns to decide which exercises would be best for you. I will also give some at home exercises to practice during the week. You can add theses sessions on to your adjustment or do them on their own. I have found that patients that do Pilates hold their adjustments longer in between visits and have less injuries overall.

If you are curious about Pilates or feel that it would help you please reach out or let me know at your next visit!


Dr. Tablak

Juliet Tablak