Where can you find the Best Pilates Personal Training in London? With so many Pilates studios offering Pilates one-on-one training in London, you must ask yourself Where can you find the best Best Pilates Personal Training in London?
Here’s some advise from an highly experienced, fully qualified Pilates instructor and registered Osteopath. Continue reading Best Pilates Personal Training in London
Pilates is Mindful Exercise
Nowadays, almost everyone from football players, to celebrities, to rehab clients and aging populations are looking to regain mobility see and feel the benefits of including a mindful type of workout in their exercise regime. Is mindful Pilates exercise right for you? Continue reading Pilates and the Concept of Mindfulness
Why Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis? Pilates can be very beneficial for you if you experience osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. This is because Pilates a low-impact strengthening exercise that works on strengthening the stabilising muscles of your hip (adductors, abductors, hip flexors and extensors) in many functional positions. From a rehabilitation point, programming goals for hip OA will be to achieve segmental control of the hip and regional/global lumbo-pelvic region control. Expert Pilates exercise can help you achieve this by targeting the local and global stabilizers of the hip and lumbo-pelvic region.
Many people think of Pilates as a mat based exercise only, but the reformer, stability chair, Cadillac and barrels add many dimensions to this exercise.
Pilates exercises are fantastic to add gentle load the joint to build strength, and increase mobility even if the muscles around your joint are very weak initially. The equipment allows you to add traction to your hip join with the use of the reformer and the Cadillac. This can be extremely beneficial to increase joint space and fluid dynamics within the joint capsule.
If your goal is to try a conservative approach in order to avoid surgery, Pilates exercises may help your joints not only putting off surgical interventions, but to prepare and recover faster from them.
The cornerstone of Pilates exercise is to improve joint stability and increase joint mobility, therefore, your overall body joint health will greatly benefit from this form of exercise. E.g. knees, wrists, shoulders, spine.
Why Pilates for Hip Osteoarthritis?
Adequate joint motion and elasticity of periarticular tissues are necessary for cartilage nutrition and health, protection of joint structures from damaging impact loads, function, and comfort in daily activities. Pilates exercises may help with the above benefits.
Current recommendations of non-pharmacologic osteoarthritis therapy interventions include the following:
Heat and cold
Unloading in certain joints (eg, knee and hip)
Diet and supplementation may be beneficial for eh treatment of arthritis.
For example, “Turmeric, a dried powder derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, has been used for centuries in certain parts of the world and has been linked to numerous biological activities including arthritis. One component of turmeric is curcumin, which has been extensively studied, as indicated by more than 5600 citations, most of which have appeared within the past decade” Aggarwal et al, 2013.
Aggarwal, B. B., Yuan, W. , Li, S. and Gupta, S. C. (2013), Curcumin‐free turmeric exhibits anti‐inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric. Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 57: 1529-1542. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200838