Pilates is a
method of muscle control that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. This
method was first designed specifically as strength training for dancers and
top-level athletes. Clinical Pilates is a modification of the initial method,
created during the 1990s by Physiotherapists, based on the most recent and
internationally recognised scientific advances.
It consists of a series of exercises, adapted from the original exercises,
divided into various degrees of difficulty, in a manner more directed towards
physical rehabilitation. It can be applied individually or in group, with a
view to the specific problem of each person.
The principles of these exercises are the maintenance of spinal stability
(centre); correct body alignment with breathing; precision, control and
fluidity of movements; and concentration, in order to develop body awareness.
A prior assessment consultation is made for taking lessons.