From a Physio to You: Why I Advocate for Reformer Pilates

As a seasoned physiotherapist in Lucan, I’ve spent a considerable part of my life addressing and treating injuries. Over the years, one recurring theme that stands out is the vast difference between injury treatment and injury prevention.

Now, let’s get one thing straight: treatment is essential. It’s the process of healing what’s been injured or strained. But imagine a world where we fortified our bodies so well, the chances of getting injured reduced dramatically. That’s where injury prevention comes in, and that’s where Reformer Pilates shines.

Reformer Pilates isn’t just a trendy exercise; it’s a science-backed method of strengthening the body.

Here’s the scoop: The reformer, a unique piece of equipment with springs, straps, and a gliding platform, targets the deeper muscles, promoting balanced muscle development. These aren’t the muscles you flaunt at the beach; these are the muscles that hold your skeleton in optimal alignment, that ensures you move efficiently, and that reduce your risk of injuries.

One study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that Pilates-based therapeutic exercise had positive effects on pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain. Now, that’s the power of body maintenance, the crux of injury prevention.

Don’t take my word for it, in a survey of over 170 of Pilates clients:

  • 81% of our clients say our Pilates classes have helped them manage the symptoms of an injury e.g. Back Pain
  • 87% of our clients say our Pilates classes has helped improved their strength.
  • 70% of our clients practice Pilates to remain fit and healthy.

So, from this physio to you: consider giving Reformer Pilates a whirl. It’s not just an exercise; it’s an investment in your health.

After all, isn’t it better to maintain our bodies proactively than to treat them reactively?

Think of Reformer Pilates at as your insurance policy against future injuries. Stay strong, stay safe, and keep moving fluidly through life.

Benefits of Reformer Pilates