The Benefits of post-operative Pilates



Pilates aims to strengthen the body and improve mobility; it is a controlled way to target specific muscle groups ensuring the correct actitation of the correct muscles. Pilates can be tailored and adapted to suite people with a variety of experience and to push individuals to ensure they get the most out of their session. Not only is Pilates great for improving back pain but it is also a controlled way to help you return back to exercises and reach your goals following all different types of surgery. It is taught by very experienced instructors and physiotherapists. Often people are worried about returning back to exercise and building up their fitness post-surgery, therefore Pilates is a great way to build up the fundamental strength and fitness required to get you to where you want to be.

Examples of surgery where post-operative Pilates can help

  • Knee replacements
  • Hip replacements
  • Arthroscopies
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Shoulder surgery

Who would benefit from post-operative Pilates?

Pilates is suitable for people of all ages, from chair-based Pilates for those finding it more difficult to get to the floor, and cardio Pilates for those wanting to get their cardio fitness back. Our team at the White House Clinic are very knowledgeable about the different types or surgery and the recovery process of recovery involved, therefore no matter who, we will be able to provide you with the confidence to get exercising again in a safe way.

What are the key benefits of post-operative Pilates?

  • Increased muscular strength and tone
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Increased muscular endurance and stamina
  • Safe rehabilitation for injuries and post-operatively
  • Increased lung capacity and circulation
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Enhanced muscular control around your shoulders, back and hips

Why choose post-operative Pilates?

People often want to get back to their usual daily activities, hobbies and sports following surgery, they do however often need direction, confidence and a good level of fitness and strength before returning. It can be very overwhelming to know whether you’re doing it right, challenging yourself at the right level and pushing yourself at the right pace. Pilates is a great way to ensure you get back to the level of fitness you need to achieve your goals in a safe and effective way. Our instructors have a lot of experience so they know exactly how much to push you and what exercises will best suite you and your recovery post-surgery.

If you have any queries around whether Pilates will be right for you following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us at the White House Clinic.

Joy Turnbull

Yoga / Pilates Instructor – including Pre & Post Natal Pilates & Massage Therapist

Joy qualified in Mat Based Pilates in 2002 and is also a qualified gym & exercise to music instructor, with GP referral & exercise for frailer adults, including the Otago qualification. Joy has also recently qualified and is working as part of our massage therapy team

Joy Turnbull

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