Pilates is an age-old therapy technique focused on the relation between body and mind. Our Kitchener Pilates sessions are a form of low-impact exercise that focuses on strengthening core muscles, encouraging proper movement patterns, improving flexibility and mobility, and maintaining proper body alignment. Throughout your Pilates journey, we’ll aim to help you enjoy life more freely through movement and focus on breaking bad habits. At Livewell Health & Physiotherapy, we approach Pilates with a focus on the science connecting your mind and body so that we can work with you to break old movement patterns and habits. This change will allow you to move more freely and without pain.
Our comprehensive approach focuses on the difference between an Imprinted Spine and a Neutral Spine and will teach you techniques and exercises designed to maintain a Neutral Spine and proper body alignment. If you have an imprinted spine, you have lost to natural curve of your lower back which can inhibit your ability to move freely. You tend to over engage the top part of your hips and glutes which often creates an insufficient pelvis alignment. Instead, Pilates helps you get back to a neutral spine which still means your body replicates the natural curve of your spine. You want your hip and public bones o be on the same plane so that when your pelvis is neutral, your spine is also neutral. This alignment will help your body move more naturally and reduces the risk of developing muscle deficiencies and injuries.
What Are the Benefits of Kitchener Pilates?
Our Pilates practice and methodology break your muscles down into two groups, the inner unit and the outer unit. The inner unit is your base and when activated, allows the muscles that move your body, your outer unit, to move more effectively. Think of your inner unit as your body’s message centre that allows the rest of your body to move optimally and with ease. The major benefits of Pilates are improved flexibility, mobility, balance, strength, body awareness and the reduction of pain.
Throughout your Pilates journey you can expect to learn about:
- Core control
- Movement of the spine in all four directions (flexion, extension, lateral, rotation)
- Joint mobility
- Muscular flexibility
And aside from learning the optimal patterns of movement, Pilates will also:
- Provide you with a refreshing mind-body workout
- Help you build long, lean muscles
- Improve your flexibility
- Help you develop a strong core
- Evenly-condition your body
- Assist you with injury rehab and help prevent future injuries
Pilates Offered with Livewell Health & Physiotherapy
Our Livewell Health & Physiotherapy Kitchener clinic offers Pilates in private and group sessions. Private sessions are a great way to introduce you to the world of Pilates and teach you how to move optimally and work on your core strength. Group classes are an excellent way to maintain your gains from private sessions in a small group setting. They are also a unique way to work out with a friend or two.
Please note that we have a cancellation policy for our Pilates sessions. We ask that your give us at least 24-hour notice to cancel private sessions and 12-hour notice to cancel group classes.