‘Centrology (Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit’ – Joseph Pilates
Clinical Pilates is a therapeutic form of exercise aimed at improving the way you use your body, by improving the central ‘core’ around which movement takes place. Pilates evolved over the early 1900’s led by German-born Joseph Pilates, who began his association with the Dance Community in New York in 1940. Pilates has since evolved into physiotherapy practice with incorporation of Pilates exercises into rehabilitation and injury prevention programs for conditions such as low back pain.
The foundation of Clinical Pilates exercises is correct functioning and strength of the deepest muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvis known as the ‘core’. These muscles form a corset-like support around your lower trunk and pelvis. Several muscles form your core in your tummy and pelvic region. These muscles work together to provide stability and support to the spine and pelvis whilst preventing it from getting injured.