Pilates can not only be a great way to strengthen the muscles of the whole body and sculpt the female figure, but also an effective therapy for treating postpartum complications and pelvic floor disorders.
The medical and therapeutic varieties of Pilates are a good option for many people of all ages, struggling with a variety of conditions and health problems. Therapeutic Pilates is designed to increase the strength of the muscles of the entire body, improve motor coordination, improve posture, and get to know your body well.
It is for this reason that therapeutic Pilates is recommended for people struggling with mental problems to get to know their bodies better, for seniors in poor physical condition to stay physically active, for professional athletes who want to work on their motor coordination, for blind people who will be able to better use their body’s potential, and for women.
For ladies, there are several reasons to start this discipline. Specialists recommend this type of training for women trying to have a baby to stimulate the cardiovascular system, ladies going through menopause to ease its symptoms, pregnant women preparing their bodies for the demanding time of childbirth, and postpartum women to regenerate the body after childbirth and get back into good physical shape.
This variety of Pilates comes from the modern trend, which in practice means that it uses the latest scientific research on the anatomy of the human body, biomechanics and physiology of the human body. As a result, individual training units and exercises can be tailored to the needs and abilities of each player.
According to general principles, therapeutic Pilates is practiced in very small groups or during individual classes. Before starting training, a consultation with a specialist is required, who will analyze previous test results, assess general health, perform motor and neurophysiological tests, on the basis of which he will select the optimal set of exercises, which is expected to lead to better well-being, reduce feelings of pain and strengthen specific muscle parts.
The training is based on several different techniques and using various types of specialized equipment, including special Pilates machines, mats, self-massage balls or light weights.
Experts argue that the first effects should be visible after several therapy sessions. An even training plan should include at least one individual session once a week and one group meeting. Thanks to systematic training, participants have a chance to strengthen most muscle parts, improve motor coordination, refine body flexibility, work on overall physical fitness, improve respiratory capacity, calm down, model the figure, and reduce complaints related to cardiovascular problems, pain in specific body parts or endurance of the whole body.
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