An experienced Pilates Practitioner knows that an exercises program can’t be treated with a one-size-fits all approach.
There will be clients that has special needs and health concerns.
Clients from such population is accepted only upon receiving clearance from their medical practitioner.
Scoliosis Care Centre
Conservative Management Method – Pilates for Scoliosis
What is scoliosisScoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine has sideway curve (lateral plane), and is often accompanied by vertebral rotation in the transverse plane and hypokyphosis in the sagittal plane.
Quick facts on scoliosis
- The degree can vary from mild to severe.
- It can be structural or functional.
- Causes vary from but not limited to congenital, neurological deformities, Idiopathic and degenerative.
- More prevalent in female.
bAlign Scoliosis Screening & Assessment
Our Scoliosis Assessment Program and Functional Movement Assessment Program involve an in depth assessment of Postural Analysis, Muscle Strength and Length, Balance and Coordination. The scoliosis screening includes also the use of Adam Test while using a Scoliometer.
bAlign Scoliosis Program
Based on the findings obtained from the Scoliosis Screening and Assessment Programs, Scoliosis Specific Pilates exercises will be tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Aiming to improve the management of scoliosis with FOCUS on posture, mobility and core strength, as well as providing great relief from scoliosis related discomfort.
IMPORTANT: It is important to understand that Pilates based exercises will not change the structural curvature of the scoliosis spine. However, regular practise of Pilates helps to manage the condition.
bAlign Scoliosis Care Team
At bAlign, our Scoliosis Specialist Practitioners have undergone additional training in Conservative Management of Scoliosis Method to provide Scoliosis Specific Pilates Approach.
Refer to our profile
Conservative Management Method
Conservative management’s main goal is to restore or preserve functions, and to prevent surgical procedure such as spinal surgery
Everything worthwhile, takes time.
Diastasis Recti Recovery Centre
What is Diastasis Recti
Diasatis Recti (DR) is one of the most common issues experience by women after pregnancy.
During pregnancy, the uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen to accommodate the growing baby. Thus, creating a separation of
the rectus abdominus muscles that leaves a gap in between.
This condition, however, is not limited to pregnancy. It can also be found in men, usually a result from incorrectly or excessive use of
abdominal muscles during exercises or heavy lifting.
Do take note
Not Every Gap is a Diastasis Recti
A small amount of widening of the mid line happens in all pregnancies and it is NORMAL. Additional attention will only be required if the gap is 3 fingers or more.
bAlign Diastasis Recti Recovery Program.
Our Diastasis Recti Recovery Program consist of:
- Diastasis Recti Testing.
- Our Practitioners that have undergone specialised training on Diastasis Recti will take you through the Diastasis Recti Recovery program in which includes but not limited to
- Fascial connections through Pelvic Floor and abdominals
- Techniques to release the Myofascial in assisting the healing of DR
- Breathing techniques
- Strengthening through Pilates exercises to assist in DR recovery.
If you like to know more on DR or if you think you may have a DR, do make an apointment for a free consultation with one of our Diastasis Recti Recovery Trained Pilates Practitioners.
Pre and Post Natal Specialist
Pilates is a wonderful form of exercise to do, both during and after pregnancy. Pilates helps the women to:
- Stay strong and fit throughout the pregnancy
- Connect to their changing body
- Build core strength
- Improve posture
- Reduce pregnancy aches
- Experience a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery
Pilates instructors that work with this special population need to have knowledge on the changes that occur during pregnancy both anatomically and physiologically. Of utmost importance is that the Pilates instructors MUST have the understanding of how pregnancy affects the abdominal muscles and ablity to modify the exercises as the body and abilities of the client changes.
This class is designed for moms-to-be and their changing bodies. We will target deep postural muscle strength, core stability and balance. All levels are welcome.
In the postnatal class, we assist the client to heal from the tremendous changes that the body has gone through during the various stages of pregnancy and delivery.
The most crucial component during the postnatal period is restoring the normal function of the pelvic floor muscles and reconnect the walls of the abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles will be train to work by pulling in and up, not pushing out.
Postural alignment and diastasis recti issues will also be addressed during the postnatal session.
The Pilates instructor that works with the postnatal clients should have knowledge about the physical transformation and how it impacts the musculoskeletal system of the client's body.
Other Special Population
- Pre and Post Rehabilitative Management
- Office Syndrome
- Sports Performance
- Herniated Disc
- Elderly Care including Menopauses