Pilates for Pain Relief
Pilates is a system of exercises that uses special apparatus designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. Often offered as private and group sessions, it has become a popular way for people with injuries and physical conditions to strengthen their muscles whilst relieving their pain.
In this article, we witness the journey of Sandy Williams. The 69 year old with a frozen shoulder, osteoporosis and a slight case of scoliosis tried out Pilates wanting to relieve her pain and increase her mobility. Within 2 months of private sessions, she saw results and a significant improvement in her quality of life. She was pain-free and had full range of motion back in her shoulder.
Williams said that other than reducing pain and increasing mobility, Pilates had also helped her to strengthen her core muscles, which could make her less prone to breaking a bone, and helps her to adopt a better posture. Her upper back area was also strengthened, making it easier for her to be on her feet, standing straighter and for longer periods of time.
Read more about how Pilates worked for Williams here. “Pain Relief, Quality of Life are Top Priorities at the Pilates Design Studio”
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