When individuals are struggling with back pain, neck pain or poor posture, they may visit a chiropractor to determine the cause and seek treatment. However, many people don’t realize how many other services a chiropractor can provide. The professionals at Pure Balance in New York, NY, offer clinical Pilates as a way to help individuals strengthen their core and their posture. But what is clinical Pilates and how does an individual know if it’s a suitable exercise for them?
What Is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on core stability, balance, strength, and flexibility through proper posture. It is an exercise program used with physiotherapy as a safe and effective way to treat injuries, usually of the back and neck. Clinical Pilates involves retraining the core muscles to better stabilize them, with a focus on the injured area a patient is working to strengthen and heal. Many chiropractors are beginning to offer this exercise as part of a strength and rehabilitation program.
What Are the Principles of IM=X Pilates?
The IM=X® Pilates Franchise helps Doctors of Chiropractic expand their services to include a structured therapeutic exercise and Pilates fitness program. IM=X helps patients by providing programs and therapeutic exercise formats that are acknowledged by the medical community. Unlike traditional Pilates which uses terms such as “elephant” or “seal” to describe exercises, IM=X uses descriptive language such as “spine flexion” or “pelvic stabilization.” More importantly, they have eliminated dangerous exercises and “re-choreographed” protocols, which are effective and safe for most back pain patients. The techniques and equipment do not place pressure on the cervical and thoracic spine as often occurs with traditional Pilates.
What Are the Benefits of Clinical Pilates?
There are a number of benefits to Clinical Pilates, particularly where rehabilitation of neck and back injuries is concerned. Individuals who participate in Clinical Pilates notice improved posture and stability of the core, increased strength and flexibility, injury rehabilitation, improved balance, restoration of natural movements and increased muscular coordination and control.
The chiropractors at Pure Balance providing IM=X Pilates formats help patients benefit and succeed using Clinical Pilates, which makes them the perfect center to visit for rehabilitation. In addition to Clinical Pilates, the Pure Balance office also offers a number of chiropractic and well-being services. Call the center at (212) 661-5656 to learn more about their services with locations in the Murray Hill neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey, or visit the website to read more.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional advice from your physician or other qualified health provider if you have any questions about a medical condition.