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.

Getting the most out of Clinical Pilates Blog  Sports and Athletic Performance Posture Integrative Medicine Approach Core
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


High Hamstring Tendinopathy Blog

High Hamstring Tendinopathy

High (or proximal) hamstring pain is becoming increasingly recognized as a source of chronic posterior hip pain.

Read More (0)

November 27, 2017

Non-Surgical vs Surgical Treatment for Herniated Disc Pain Blog

Non-Surgical vs Surgical Treatment for Herniated Disc Pain

One of the most wondrous things about the human body is its amazing ability to heal itself. Yet when many people experience severe low back pain caused by a herniated disc, they assume that nothing short of surgery can correct it. However, research has shown time and time again that at two and five years […]

Read More (0)

July 26, 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
1-866-311-5889