Getting the most out of Clinical Pilates

It is difficult to tell if the Pelvic Floor muscles are engaging properly because we cannot see if they are becoming shorter or tighter. A lot of times people will overuse their glutes instead of activating their pelvic floor causing an uncomfortable amount of tension in your buttocks.

Clinical Pilates
Pilates is supposed to be an exercise of low impact, engaging the muscles along the spine as well as the pelvic muscles. It is extremely important that the correct technique and posture is being used so not to create issues.

When your ribs and low back are in alignment with your pelvis is when you have a ‘Neutral Spine’. You don’t want to flatten your spine or arch it too much because this can cause stress.

By having the bottom of your ribs and hip bones in alignment, you will be able to reduce to much stress on the joints and muscles in your low back. If you practice rolling your hips backward and forward and then stopping in the middle eventually, your posture will set automatically.

So what does it mean to engage your core? Your core plays a very important role in stabilisation and balance. You want to draw in your belly button inwards towards your spine. By doing this, your low back and hip area around the pelvis will tighten and create more stability before going into an exercise.

Leave a Reply


Steroid Shots or Physical Therapy? The Best Treatment for Rotator Cuff Pain

Chronic shoulder pain from rotator cuff tendinosis is difficult to ignore, and it may keep you from performing even the most basic tasks. The longer it goes on, the more it interferes with your quality of life, making it difficult to carry out simple activities of daily living that you once took for granted. In […]

Read More (0)

July 28, 2017


Resolving Abdominal Diastasis: Alignment is Key to Closing the Gap

If your six-pack is split down the middle after pregnancy or due to overtraining, you are no doubt willing to try anything to pull it back together. The Internet offers scores of solutions for resolving diastasis rectus abdominis, or DRA, ranging from tips on bracing and binding, to exercises designed to bridge the gap. However, […]

Read More (0)

February 9, 2018

130 West 42 Street, Suite 1055, New York, NY 10036
130 west 42 street, suite 1055 New York, NY 10036

Contact Us

You can call
or Send message