“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”  J.H.Pilates

Both Pilates and the Schroth method increase your body awareness and postural awareness.  Both methods use breath and alignment as their most powerful tools to achieve good movement and posture.

The Pilates method is  defined by its ABC’s - alignment, breathing and centring. It is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, lengthening of the spine, breathing, core strength, neuro-muscular re-education and muscle balance. Choose from mat exercises or Pilates apparatus exercises. Pilates exercises can easily and effectively be adapted for scoliosis clients.

Scoliosis rehabilitation focuses on finding, maintaining and controlling good posture. It achieves this through specific breath patterns, elongation of the spine, correction of any pelvic and shoulder torsion as well as de-rotation of the spine.

Exercises learnt at scoliosis clinic can easily be done at home using a mat and a few props.  Working out on the Pilates apparatus is a great way to find length and correct and torsions and unwanted rotations.

 

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