The diagram, will give you a simple picture overview of using Pilates to improve function. We could add more information to this chart as we know that other factor can play an important part in the process such as, sleep, stress, work and health - you might think of some yourself.
We start with “Identify” to help assess how you move, from this we can select from many different Pilates exercises to progress you forward. These can be adjusted to your level of function or fitness. Some clients initially might need more mobility where others may need more stabilisation.
The Effectiveness of Pilates Exercise in People with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Kolt. G.S, Marshall. P, Hill. B, Bialocerkowski. A, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2011; 92 , 2071–81) Cherie Wells, Published: July 1, 2014 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0100402,
Pilates for Improvement of Muscle Endurance, Flexibility, Balance, and Posture
Kloubec. J. A Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: March 2010 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - pp 661-667 doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181c277a6 Original Research