Incorporating Pilates with Disabilities
It is a myth that Pilates cannot be performed by a person with a physical disability or injury. The reality is quite the opposite. Pilates was and is implemented as a physical alternative therapy in various rehabilitation centres. Most people picture aerobics or high intensity movements when Pilates is discussed, however, there are more than 500 Pilates exercises and most of them have smooth movements and can be performed without standing or sitting.
Whether a child has succumbed to a disability by birth or as a result of an accident, PowerKids Pilates can speed up the healing process and facilitate their recovery. It is a tool that strengthens the core and enables them to achieve self-awareness. The function of Pilates doesn’t really change for patients with disabilities. In fact, the Pilates spine corrector exercises can reduce back pain and improve the flexibility of the spine – Pilates strengthens the core muscles and the muscles surrounding the core and this goes for all individuals who have back problems or spinal injuries.