Pilates is a low-impact exercise regime and does not induce inflammation and overuse of specific muscle groups.
Pilates focuses on control of movement, so as to prevent injury to the body. Since Pilates helps in strengthening the core muscles, it helps to teach the body more efficient and balanced movement which in turn improves flexibility and prevents injury. Those who practice Pilates have better core strength and have good dynamic control of their movements, and are less likely to sustain injuries.
Pilates Rehabilitation programs begin with a focus on strengthening the deep supporting structures of the body and then progresses to more complex movements that integrate the injured area into full functional and specific movement patterns. During rehabilitation, Pilates helps in identifying bio-mechanical weakness and specific modifications are provided to improve the quality of movement.
Pilates offers a variety of options in movement experiences which becomes an integral part in motivating the individual by keeping interest levels high which aids recovery.