Pilates for Neck Pain
Neck pain can affect anyone and is a common problem for many people. Our physiotherapists often see and treat office workers who have developed neck pain due to poor posture and spinal alignment when sitting at desks. Pilates exercises focus on strengthening the stability muscles in the neck, in addition to those of the central core, to reduce neck pain and improve overall postural alignment.
How it works
Physiolates for neck pain works by targeting and strengthening the stability muscles of the neck through a series of exercises. Exercises are taught by our highly experienced physiotherapists and are specifically designed to activate the deep neck flexors to offload the neck joints. Increasing the strength of these muscles gives the neck more support and can help to reduce pain.
Pilates incorporates correct postural alignment and core stability exercises while working the body as a whole and retrain correct postural position. Improving posture addresses the cause of neck pain for many people and significantly lowers the risk of neck pain recurring.
Pilates is used for the treatment of many types of neck pain. Pilates is often combined with other physiotherapy techniques to ensure you have the quickest recovery possible post-injury.
Conditions treated include:
- Neck strain
- Chronic (long standing) neck pain
- Disc prolapse
- Degeneration of the cervical spine
- Postural neck pain
- Stiff neck
Benefits of Pilates for Neck Pain
Benefits of Pilates for neck pain include:
- Gaining control of your neck pain
- Reduced or eliminated neck pain
- Avoidance of invasive treatment or surgery
- Reduced neural symptoms such as arm pain or pins and needles
- Reduced headaches
- Increased neck movement
- Increased function
- Improved overall well being
- Return to sport
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