The studio has an interesting collection of all ages and genders, with the oldest into their 80’s. All are positive thinking individuals who come ready to learn, progress, and in many cases heal. They bring their challenges with optimism and continue to challenge my years of expertise.
More and more doctors and physiotherapists are recommending that patients with rehabilitational needs take Pilates lessons so they can safely strengthen, stretch and tone. Pilates instruction is ideal for 1. Post surgery 2. Recovery from stroke 3. Muscle or ligament injuries 4. Scoliosis and arthritis 5. Age related impairment.
In a perfect world, preventative care is optimum. Especially with age related impairments, artritsis and osteoporosis, the saying, “use it or lose it” says it all. It is remarkable how an elderly person can regain strength and mobitily with some simple Pilates exercises that are carefully supervised by a well trained Pilates instructor.
In the case of post surgery and stroke where there has been muscle atrophy, Pilates instruction teaches a person how to regain the use and strength specific muscles. It is important for patients to start simple exercises as soon as possible. The longer they wait, the more difficult it is to regain mobitily.
Scoliosis of the spine can improve and be delayed with Pilates exercises. Learning how to do some simple exercises at home daily can be highly beneficial and is key to a person’s well being.
It seems odd that some of the same simple exrecises that are so benefical for an elderly person are just as beneficial for a young athelete. How an exercise is performed by fully understanding how to use the correct muscles is often overlooked even by professional atheletes. Core strengthening exercises are the most misunderstood of all the exercises. I am constantly having to break these exercises down into simple basic moves so atheletes can tap into their full potential. I find explanations that are not too technical, the old “KISS” theory, always seems to work the best.
At Synergy Staying Fit Pilates there are Rehabilitation Classes as well and 1/2 hour private sessions available for clents needing special care and attention.
Julie Akin is the head Pilates Instructor at Synergy Staying Fit Pilates in South Surrey / White Rock.
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