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TAKE CONTROL

pilates-groupWhen Joseph Pilates pioneered his movement training early last century he called it Contrology.  He was aiming for a way to train the body to work efficiently, where joint control laid the foundation for better dynamic movement.  Although used extensively in the dance industry Pilates, as it became known, has always played a role in rehabilitation.  In his own studio Joseph Pilates had areas for elite dancers and separate areas for injury recovery.

Today Pilates is often spoken about in the same breath as yoga. Although to the untrained eye many of the positions may look similar the intent and results are poles apart.  Principles of concentration, core control, and stamina are in common with more mainstream training methods and the results people achieve from Pilates do show the building of strength and endurance alongside flexibility and coordination.

Research is now pouring out of an excited physiotherapy industry where Pilates methods are gaining status among the most effective treatment options for dozens of common injuries.  Functional exercise has been the catch cry of rehabilitation for decades but we are now understanding that in order to make a long term change in how we coordinate movement we must train that movement in unfamiliar positions, not familiar ones.  Science is also backing up what Joseph Pilates always knew, that until we have a stable frame to move on we WILL keep breaking down.  When we achieve the strength and control to move how we were designed to new possibilities for life and leisure can open up for all of us.