Whether your goal is to alleviate pain, tone up, or simply improve your overall wellbeing then “Pilates for Scoliosis” is a relaxing and safe exercise choice for you.
This course is designed to help improve your quality of life by using Pilates ABC training principles (Alignment, Breathing and Centring) alongside modified Pilates exercises start rebuilding your self-confidence, radiance and strength.
Scoliosis is an abnormal contortion of the spine where the spine rotates and arcs over to one side in a 3-dimensional manner forming a “C”-shape. From an outside view the trunk leans over in favour of the concave side of the “C” which can lead to altered posture, compromised movement and back pain. 80% of cases are idiopathic (no known cause) and often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence. Scoliosis tends to be progressive and may reduce quality of life depending on the severity however the main affects are to the body’s symmetry, spinal alignment and trunk mobility.
The spine's natural curves occur at the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions in the trunk; these curves position the head over the pelvis and help with distributing mechanical stress during motion by acting as a suspension system cushioning the force translation throughout the spine (shock absorbers) and body.
Research shows that regular Pilates improves the spinal deformity and overall physical health improvements help in reducing pressure on the back’s suspension system resulting in decreased back pain and muscular discomfort due to better postural alignment and breathing mechanics.
Small Groups of 4 or private lessons available now. To register for this course, please contact me to arrange an initial consultation and review.