During my years as a starting physiotherapist I have had many patients who participate in various sports. What I have often noticed is that those who practice pilates recover a lot faster than the lazy non-sporters. Very logical of course, because the more trained you are before your complaints, the faster you get rid of them. As a result, I have also done some courses on pilates, so that I can also give this preventively to my patients. Below I will briefly explain what pilates is.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a sport or training method. You train your posture, stability, coordination and breathing, among other things. You strengthen your muscles while you stretch and make your muscles flexible. Ideal.
In general, you train your entire body with pilates, but the focus is mainly on your core stability and pelvic floor muscles.
What do I need to be able to perform pilates?
In principle you don't need anything. What is useful is to buy a yoga mat. This way you reduce the chance of getting complaints.
How do I start?
It is best if you start with a teacher or physiotherapist who has done courses on this, but if you don't want to do this you can always try it alone. There are a lot of videos on the internet about pilates. Remember, On your own, you don't know if you're doing it correctly.
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Sascha Bargi BSc. Pt. & MSc. Ost. in training.