Pilates is an effective form of exercise for your spinal joints as well as for the upper and lower extremities because it provides progressive weight bearing. The exercises can be tailored to meet individual needs in a safe manner. The Pilates Reformer utilises spring resistance, which can be varied to allow for progressive strengthening of muscles and stabilising of joints. This exercise is low impact and increases strength without causing joint irritation.
Pilates exercises can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, including lower and upper back, hips, knees, and shoulders. This is achieved by improving joint mobility and muscle strength as well as muscular endurance to support the joints.