Pilates for Neurological Conditions
Pilates is an excellent form of low impact exercise for people with neurological conditions. Neurological conditions are those affecting the brain and spinal cord such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. These conditions often lead to weakness, reduced or increased muscle tone and reduced balance.
How it works
Pilates involves a series of matwork exercises designed to increase strength, flexibility, posture and body awareness for neurological patients. Pilates is paramount for neurological rehabilitation. Exercises are targeted towards the deep muscles of the core to develop a strong central base for everyday tasks such as walking, standing and reaching. Pilates also involves strengthening the upper body, particularly around the shoulder girdle and neck, to improve upper limb function and posture.
Our Pilates instructors are specially trained in neurological physiotherapy to ensure your condition is understood and exercises are tailored to suit your specific needs. Your physiotherapist will discuss your expectations and goals and put an individualised Pilates programme in place for you.
Benefits of Pilates for Neurological Conditions
The benefits of Pilates for neurological conditions are:
- Increased muscle strength
- Reduced tone and spasticity
- Increased flexibility
- Improved postural alignment
- Reaching your maximum potential
- Better Daily function
- Greater body awareness
- Increased balance
- Reduced risk of falls
- Reduced risk of injury
- Quicker recovery post neurological event e.g. stroke
We have supported many charities that help with neurological conditions, here are some of them:
See what services we offer for Neurological Conditions
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