Can Private Pilates Help with Physical Disability?

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Do you have a Physical Disability? Private Pilates Can Help

For people living with a physical disability, regular exercise is often one of the biggest challenges they can face. This is often especially true of someone with an acquired disability who might not be used to the changes they’ve had to make. Fortunately, private Pilates sessions can be a great way for someone with a physical disability to achieve a balanced body. A physical disability doesn’t exclude you from private Pilates or Pilates classes, and in this blog, Sheppard Method Pilates will look at some of the ways this unique form of exercise can help.

Chronic Lower Back Issues

If you suffer some debilitating lower-back pain, private Pilates sessions are one of the best remedies you’ll find. The gentle exercise provided by the Sheppard Method is a great way to gradually improve and strengthen your lower back muscles and has been shown to greatly decrease chronic pain.

Chronic Pain and Arthritis

Similarly, private Pilates sessions are also a great way to tackle other chronic pain issues. Arthritis is an extremely common issue, especially in older people – although even younger people are susceptible to it.

Just like with chronic lower back pain, the low-impact nature of Pilates, coupled with the focus on relaxation of muscles and mind, can do a lot to reduce the intensity and frequency of the pain and movement issues caused by a condition like arthritis.

Lack of Flexibility

What about more severe issues? Many physical disabilities result in a lack of mobility from muscle stiffness, issues with tissue connectivity and problems with communication between the brain and the nervous system. While private Pilates sessions won’t cure these conditions, they can help to alleviate some of the symptoms.

Cerebral Palsy, for example, causes all-over and often severe stiffness and coordination problems. The right Pilates regime, tailored for the right person, can gently and slowly help to bring some of these issues under between control.

When to Be Cautious

It’s important to remember that, when it comes to medically diagnosed disabilities, Pilates is not a cure-all. Following the instructions of medical professionals when it comes to a disability is important, and Pilates can be a great way to compliment treatments and therapies as a form of low impact exercise that also helps to balance your mind, as well as your body.

Private sessions are even more beneficial, as your instructor can discuss what you feel comfortable with, and how these exercises can help.

Contact Us for Private Pilates

Whether you’re looking for a form of exercise that can be tailored to fit your physical ability, or you’re just interested in taking private Pilates classes generally, contact our Pilates studio today. We can help to guide you through the benefits of Pilates and fit the Sheppard Method to suit your abilities, along with what you’re striving to achieve.