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Mindfulness in Pilates Exercise
Nowadays almost everyone, football players, celebrities, from rehab clients to aging populations are eager to regain mobility experience the benefits of including a mindful type of workout in their exercise regimes. What type of mindfulness exercises are right for you? (more…)
What is best, Reformer group classes or Personal Training sessions?
The most important thing to consider when choosing group classes vs personal training sessions is your budget and your time.
While personal training sessions can be expensive, each workout is tailored for your own needs. Also, you can train on your own schedule without having to rely on when classes are offered or full, plus you can use all the equipment in the house. However, it is important to consider that not everyone can afford to pay for this type of training. Therefore, group classes are a great alternative to one-on-one sessions (more…)
Reformer Pilates for back pain
Reformer Pilates can be very beneficial for back pain. However, One size doesn’t always fit all.
Some of the widely advocated benefits of regularly practising Pilates reformer are improved core strength, posture, and increased flexibility. These will help you improve and prevent bak pain. Pilates exercises focus on strengthening your abdominal muscles, in fact preferentially recruiting the deep ones. The goal is to retrain your muscles to fire when they are required, with the right amount of force at the right time in order to stabilise your spine. At the same time, maintaining your entire spine mobile. Remember, “You are only as old as your spine is” Joseph Pilates…
Intelligent Exercise. Focus and Think
Concentration is crucial to Pilates exercise! Mindful movement means that you have to be present in the moment without distractions and focus on the task in hand.
So if you are looking for exercises to fix your back without having to think about what you are doing, Pilates is not for you. If you are willing to put the effort and voluntarily learn how to recruit your muscles by concentrating and focusing on precision and learning anatomically how your body needs to work, Pilates is definitely for you. #intelligentpilates
Working from the Inside Out
As with every rehabilitation programme, local stability means that the joints in your spine are preferentially recruited before calling on the big power producing ones. Truly, deep stabilising muscles work close to the joint and need to work before targeting the big mobilising ones. Learn how to do this with our Pilates Exercise for Back Pain classes.
How Does the Spine Degenerate?
As we age and sometimes through injury, the spinal segments degenerate. Spinal degeneration happens when the spine is put through stresses that the discs are unable to withstand. Moreover, poor posture, sitting for prolonged periods slumping will speed up this process. A weak support system can cause also the spinal segments to shear, compress the discs and it’s contents. (annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulpous.
Compression of the discs cause small tears to appear on the outside portion of the disc (fibrillation). These tears heal with scar tissue. Scar tissue is weaker than the original architecture of the disc.
Overtime, the annulus and nucleus lose its water content, the disc loses height and the vertebral segments come closer to each other. As a result, the facet joints in the back to overlap and twist into an unnatural position. In an attempt to stabilise the spine, the body creates bone spurs on the vertebral bodies and the facets. These spurs can cause pain, ache or discomfort as they lose their ability to move properly and may irritate the joint capsule as you move without support.
Pilates as Prevention For Further Damage
Pilates Exercise for Back Pain can help maintain your spinal segments mobile, strengthen your deep abdominal musculature in order to stabilise your spine as you move around in your daily activities.
Prevention is better than the treatment!
We Can Help
If you suffer from episodic mechanical, non-specific back pain, a Pilates programme may be beneficial for you.
Book now an assessment. We can diagnose, treat and help you get strong through Pilates exercise
Blog written by Carlo Yanez
Registered Osteopath B.A.(Hons.), B.Ost.(Hons)
Fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor
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Pilates exercises are very core-centric. This means that are aimed to connect your abdominal muscles in anticipation of any movement. The result is a stronger core musculature, and a tighter waist line. The exercises also focus on improving body awareness and movement quality, which in turn improve your performance in any kind of sports activity you perform.
Just a few minute walk, find Pilates Reformer Classes London W11. Located on 64 Porchester Road in a beautiful studio, we are powered by only the best “Premium Reformers” and top instructors in the market. We offer innovative classes for discerning people and unlimited classes package available this Summer.
We are located walking distance from Bayswater tube station. Just 8 minutes walk.
What kind of Pilates do we teach?
We teach the classical Pilates repertoire. We are an independent studio offering STOTT PILATES® equipment and methodology. We offer Pilates Reformer Classes London W11, just a few minutes away from Kensington.
STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in bio mechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realising the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, STOTT PILATES® co-founders Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.
How is this different from other Pilates studios?
STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re balance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilisation, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life. Content© Merrithew Corporation, used with permission.
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Why Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis?
Pilates can be very beneficial for you if you experience osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. This is because Pilates is a low-impact strengthening exercise that strengthens the hip stabilising muscles in various functional positions. The common programming goals for hip OA in rehabilitation, are to achieve segmental control of the hip and regional/global lumbo-pelvic region control. Expert Pilates exercise can help you achieve this by targeting the local and global stabilizers of the hip and lumbo-pelvic region.
Many people think of Pilates as a mat based exercise only, but the Pilates equipment (reformer, stability chair, Cadillac and barrels), add many dimensions to this exercise.
The Benefit of Pilates Exercise
Pilates exercises are fantastic to gently and progressively load the joints to build strength, and increase mobility even if the muscles around your hip are very weak initially. Furthermore, the equipment allows you to also add traction to your hip join with the use of the reformer and the Cadillac. As a result, this can be extremely beneficial to increase joint space and fluid dynamics within the joint capsule.
If your goal is to try a conservative approach in order to avoid surgery, Pilates exercises may help your joints not only putting off surgical interventions, but to prepare and recover faster from them.
The cornerstone of Pilates exercise is to improve joint stability and increase joint mobility, therefore, your overall body joint health will also greatly benefit from this form of exercise. E.g. knees, wrists, shoulders, spine.
Why Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis?
Adequate joint motion and elasticity of periarticular tissues are necessary for cartilage nutrition and health. In addition, strength and adequate joint motion provide protection of joint structures from damaging impact loads, function, and comfort in daily activities. Pilates exercises may help with the above benefits.
Current recommendations of non-pharmacologic osteoarthritis therapy interventions include the following:
- Patient education
- Heat and cold
- Weight loss
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Unloading in certain joints (eg, knee and hip)
Other factors to consider include diet and natural supplementation, as advocated in naturopathic medicine. This factors may also be beneficial for the treatment of arthritis. “Turmeric, a dried powder derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, has been used for centuries in certain parts of the world and has been linked to numerous biological activities including arthritis, for instance. One component of turmeric is curcumin, which has been extensively studied, as indicated by more than 5600 citations, most of which have appeared within the past decade” Aggarwal et al, 2013.
For more easy-to read information about the benefits of turmeric, we strongly recommend that you read the very informative following article: https://www.cognitune.com/turmeric-curcumin-benefits/
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Blog written by Carlo Yanez for Core Kensington LTD.
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Aggarwal, B. B., Yuan, W. , Li, S. and Gupta, S. C. (2013), Curcumin‐free turmeric exhibits anti‐inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric. Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 57: 1529-1542. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200838