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Although Pilates may be beneficial for pre and post physical therapy it is not physical therapy and it is important that one understands this before starting Pilates or choosing a Pilates instructor.
As Pilates instructors it is very important that we stay within the scope of practice and “do no harm”.
Pilates may address posture problems. Many times if these posture problems are not addressed they may create pain. At that point one should see there Dr. and or physical therapist.
A good Pilates Instructor can sometime address these issues and prolong or help heal to full rcovery a healthy spine, neck, shoulders, knees and other joints before pain occurs.
POSTURE PROBLEMS may include
LORDOSIS, FLAT BACK, PELVIS FORWARD,KYPHOSIS
– hyper-extended lumbar spine, protruding and weak abs,
tight low back, short and tight hip flexors, weak ham strings.
Flat back – almost no lordotic curve, often a flat upper back and
neck, usually an inflexible spine in all directions. Many people will equate this with good posture.
Pelvis displaced forward –( some call this sway back)
The model posture, can be lordotic or not. The upper body displaced backward and the rib cage is usually depressed in the front.
Slight left C-curve –
Usually a higher left shoulder and they could have a higher right hip. Not a true scoliosis because when they lie down the uneven hips and/or shoulders disappears.
Rounded upper back, forward head, neck in extension, neck flexors overstretched, chest muscles tight, upper back muscles over stretched, sometimes weak abs.
General Principles All these postures can do a regular Pilates workout. You need to focus your practice to their issues and add some different or extras exercises for the individual postures.
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