Pilates and The Soaz Method
Posturepro Physiotherapy offer Clinical Pilates in Greenacres including the local areas of Northgate, Lightsview, Walkley Heights and Modbury.
Our Approach to Pilates…
Here at Posturepro physiotherapy clinic we take a different approach to the discipline of Pilates. With the Soaz method ( which is exclusive to our clinic) we realize that before a Pilates regime is prescribed the deepest postural muscles need to be fluid and responsive to get the best from a Pilates programme.
Many people over train the pilates muscles in the front of the body without understanding the anatomy of that region at a deeper level. The deepest muscles in the Pelvis are not the Pilates muscles they are quite small in fact in comparison to the postural muscles which are capable of producing weight onto the spine equal to trunk weight.
Our Individualized approach requires a vital step prior to pilates being undertaken. This step is the one that will ensure you get the best outcome from any Pilates programme.
Our foundational method requires that the deepest of all the pelvic muscles ( the deep postural muscles) are flexible and supple enabling the nerves that pass through them to regulate blood flow and heart rate and hormonal responses to happen.
The Human body is very good at adapting . If one muscle is strained then those around it start to function in a different way to help the traumatised muscle. These neighbouring muscles soon ‘Adapt’ – they loose some of their suppleness and will happily stay in that state as long as the original strained muscle remains unchanged. These ‘helper’ muscles over time also stop working as they should while the original strained muscle becomes weaker and stops functioning as it was before the strain.
The strained muscles are usually the deep postural psoas muscles: they are very big about 16 inches long and they sit directly onto our mid to low spine.
All clients interested in joining our private Pilates sessions must complete a full postural analysis for us to gain an understanding of your individual health & fitness needs, together with establishing any areas of postural concerns, injuries or medical conditions we need to know about before prescribing core activity.
This thorough approach will ensure you get optimal sustainable results with the added benefit of Significantly less Spine and Pelvic pain.
The Benefits of Pilates
Flatten, tone and strengthen abs – Instead of doing hundreds of sit-ups the exercises are performed slowly with flow and control. There is a constant focus on torso stability yielding strong flat abdominals.
Longer, leaner muscles – Balancing strength with flexibility allows the body to achieve a long, lean look with greater ease of movement.
Improved posture – The exercises are performed by building strength into the natural curve of the spine thus improving posture.
Prevent injury – The muscles are strengthened both concentrically and eccentrically, (resistance on both the ‘in’ & ‘out’ movement) which improves muscular control.
Increased circulation, relieves tension – A continual emphasis on breathing not only oxygenates the blood and replenishes cells, it also increases blood flow to the brain which improves focus and has a revitalizing effect.
Enhanced body awareness – By identifying and strengthening the body’s deeper support system, you learn how to move efficiently.
Balance strength with flexibility – Many people over train the muscles in the front of the body without doing enough stretching and strengthening of the back. Pilates rebalances the muscles around the joints and in the torso.
Heightened concentration – This is a mindful exercise program where you become conscious of your muscles and how to control them. A powerful mind body connection is developed which carries over to everyday life.
Enhanced athletic performance – Dancers have used Pilates for decades because of precision performance, focus and injury prevention. Athletes also now embrace the method.