The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our doctors.
Pilates centers on rehabilitating and strengthening key muscles involved in posture. At the heart of the Pilates program is the belief that keeping the spine in its natural, or neutral, position can help mitigate and even prevent back pain.
Key components of the Pilates exercise system include:
- A mental focus intended to improve movement efficiency and muscle control
- Awareness of the importance of keeping the spine neutral
- Breathing techniques that promote mental focusing and centering
- Strengthening deep back and abdominal muscles to support posture
For more information about Pilates, click these links:
"Have You Tried Pilates Yet?"
"Pilates: May help those with back pain"
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
"Physical Activity and Weight Control"
Pilates Method Alliance
An international, not–for–profit, professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. Click Here to go the Web site