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Pilates and its Effect on the Abdominal Muscles

Posted in Pilates on Jan 11, 2016.

Pilates and its Effect on the Abdominal Muscles


mat pilates victoria bcWe came across a great little study completed by the Physical Education Department, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain – “Marked Effects of Pilates on the Abdominal Muscles“.

The conclusion of the study was that ” Pilates practice twice a week for 9 months elicits hypertrophy of the abdominal wall muscles, particularly of the RA, and eliminates preexisting asymmetries of the OT. Modern Pilates can be recommended as an effective method to reinforce the muscles of the abdominal wall and to compensate preexisting asymmetric developments.”

Or, in simpler terms – practicing Pilates can strengthen the abdominal muscles, as well as eliminate any muscular imbalances in the abdominal muscles. As someone who practices and teaches Pilates, we already know that! But its always nice to see scientific results.

To find out more about Pilates please visit our dedicated Pilates website or call the studio located in Victoria, British Columbia  at 250-598-9828 ext 2

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women's health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, HydrotherapyAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation. 

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