Who can benefit from Pilates?

Example of some conditions where Pilates has proven beneficial:

  • Anyone who wants to reduce stress, anxiety levels and emotional problems.
  • Various back problems/pain e.g. disc problems, sciatica and spinal curvature (scoliosis).
  • Shoulder, neck including whiplash problems.
  • The low-impact form of exercise and gentle nature of Pilates makes it particularly suitable for people with less mobility, pregnant and post-natal women, obesity, Fibromyalgia, arthritic/osteoarthritis, middle-aged and the elderly.
  • Inactive people who are generally turned off the thought of strenuous, mindless repetitive exercise e.g.weights with associated high risk to benefit ratio. Whereas, Pilates is a ‘gain without pain’ method.
  • Improving posture and preventing rounded shoulders is popular with actors, musicians, models and celebrities.
  • Sporting people including athletes, gymnasts and dancers frequently comment on feeling stronger, having greater stamina and being more supple.
  • Developing stronger ligaments and tendons together with minimizing the occurrence of muscle group imbalances helps prevent injury and assists injury rehabilitation.
  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).
  • CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
  • Pre and Post Operative Surgery including reconstructive surgery, C-section and hip replacement.
  • Various Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
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