The Pilates method was invented at the beginning on the 20th century and has revolutionised the fitness world. It has also brought about great changes to rehabilitation and the promotion of good health. Pilates makes you more flexible, strengthens and balances the body, and is a very useful physiotherapy tool. It helps to educate people about the body, and cure and prevent injuries, not only for patients but also for physiotherapists’ own bodies.
To incorporate the Pilates method into physiotherapy, first by assimilating the individual techniques for movement and then subsequently contextualising it when treating various pathologies. Pilates can be a very useful tool in doctor’s surgeries, and allows patients to play a more active role in their recovery, and can also be beneficial to the bodies of physiotherapists themselves.