If you’re a regular visitor to the blog you’ll have read about how Pilates can help with a variety of conditions and injuries, but Pilates can also help you before you go for surgery. After all, Joseph Pilates created the practice to help injured soldiers recover – it’s part of Pilates’ essential nature to aid people on their journey through surgery and recovery.
Pre-surgery Pilates in combination with rehabilitative Pilates (working together with your physiotherapist if necessary) can help you recover quicker and better cope with the demands of surgery.
Firstly to get the benefits of Pilates pre-surgery, you must go to a traditional Pilates studio like ours that will:
• assess your posture
• create you a custom routine that fits your lifestyle
• consider the issue that requires you to have surgery, and strengthen muscles at that site
• your needs post-surgery (range of motion, ability to do exercise, etc.)
Small class sizes are also a must to ensure that you get the attention you need to aid your recovery and, crucially, that you do not push yourself too far, too soon.
Pilates teaches fluid movements, letting you unlearn the harmful habits of movements that cause aches, pain, stiffness and a lack of energy. All movement flows from the core, with a strong developed centre you’ll find it easier to adapt your movements as you begin your recovery.
If you’ve got any questions or queries about how Pilates could help prepare your body for the demands of surgery and ease recovery, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We have extensive experience with working with other health professionals to create holistic recovery plans.
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