written by
Leslie Hughes

Can You Do Pilates If You’re Injured?

Balanced Body 2 min read

So you are injured and are feeling like you’ve hit a wall with what exercises you are able to do. Running is too intense. Lifting weights has too many risks. Crossfit is out of the question. You may feel like there’s nothing you can do. When you feel this way, look to Pilates.

PIlates is not only an exercise you can do when you’re injured, it is one that you should do when you’re injured.

Why? Read on to find out.

1. Pilates focuses on stability

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If you have an injury, chances are good your stability is off-balance. Pilates will help to strengthen your stability again, in ways that will avoid making your injury worse, and will even aid in your recovery.

2. Pilates considers entire body

Rather than most exercises that tend to focus heavily on one or a few areas, Pilates works your entire body, everytime. And when it comes to your core, that thing will be put to work during the entirety of your class. This also helps in recovery, as your body will know how to use other parts to strengthen its injury.

3. Pilates can be modified

One of the great things about Pilates machines is that they can be adjusted to fit your needs. Lighter or heavier springs. The back of the machine versus the front of machine. There are many options when it comes to recovering from your injury with Pilates.

4. Pilates promotes positive moving

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Pilates places such a heavy focus on form that it will have you rethinking the way that you move in your everyday life. And this is beneficial not only in your injury recovery, but also for the rest of your life.

5. Pilates improves posture

Many injuries happen as a result of poor posture, and Pilates is a great way to get your posture back on track. Pilates places a heavy emphasis on strengthening your core and keeping your spine safe, which are the two keys to good posture.

The Takeaway

Just because you’re injured doesn’t mean you can’t workout. You just need to be particular about what kind of workout you choose to do. And you should look no further than Pilates. This form of exercise will provide you with everything you need to recover from your injury in a safe and healthy way.

Ready to recover from your injury?

Sign up for a Konnect Pilates class today.

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