Muscular imbalances are the most common cause of injuries. These imbalances can be from poor posture or improper body mechanics. Moving in an incorrect manner puts too much pressure on some muscles and weakens others, causing an imbalance.
Research has shown that after a back injury, people tend to fall asleep, leaving them at a higher risk of ongoing pain and even a relapse of injury. Pilates exercises promote muscular balance throughout the body by building core strength. The core, which is the center of the body, consists of deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Pilates also improves spinal and pelvic alignment, which is important to help prevent injury while moving.
How Pilates Can Prevent Injury
Pilates mind-body training techniques has proven effective in improving focus as it creates body awareness and proper posture, helping to perform exercises properly and efficiently without placing unnecessary stress on muscles and joints.
In sports, there is increasing evidence that Pilates is effective in preventing injury. Posture, balance, flexibility and tone can be improved by strengthening the core. Pilates has been shown to be beneficial in treating sports injuries such as hamstring and groin injuries. Research has also shown its effectiveness in managing, overcoming and preventing lower back pain.
More athletes use Pilates as a crosstraining routine. As it strengthens the core muscles, Pilates trains the body to be more efficient and more balanced in movement. By improving flexibility, it can help prevent injury. Athletes with better core strength have shown more dynamic control of their movements and are less likely to be injured. This is known as neuromuscular control, which has been used to prevent injuries including ACL tears and ankle sprains.
How Pilates Helps with Recovery from Injury
An injury can affect your ability to perform certain movements or to exercise. It can cause fitness levels to decrease, making it more difficult to return to a healthy and active routine and gain some exercise momentum. If you are not careful, you might hit a weak point and make your injury worse. When this happens, it will hinder the healing process.
Experts say that Pilates is effective in injury rehabilitation as it can provide athletes with a challenging workout with no impact or excessive weight bearing. The combination of flexibility and low-impact system features of Pilates makes it an excellent rehabilitation method to restore balance in the muscles. Pilates is also a full-body exercise. Not only it can focus on the injured part but also on compensation and habitual patterns as well.
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