Pilates Specialist

The Chiro Guy

Chiropractor located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

If you haven’t tried Pilates with The Chiro Guy to maintain good health and wellness, now’s the time. Practicing Pilates in conjunction with rehabilitation and physical therapy supports healing and lowers stress. Call The Chiro Guy at his office in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, California to learn more or book an appointment online with Dr. Ash Khodabakhsh.

Pilates Q & A

What is Pilates?

A low-impact strength and flexibility workout, Pilates offers you a variety of health and wellness benefits. Pilates uses proper postural alignment, muscle balance, and core strength and stability techniques to tighten and tone your entire body.

Pilates uses your body weight as resistance. You can also try resistance bands or Pilates machines (called reformers) to maximize results. When you talk with Dr. Ash about your fitness or rehabilitation needs, he works with you to develop a customized program.

What are the health benefits Pilates?

You can reap the significant health and wellness benefits by practicing Pilates regularly, such as:

  • Better core strength and flexibility
  • Injury prevention
  • Increased overall strength
  • Pain reduction and prevention (especially back pain)
  • Improved balance, posture, stability
  • Lower stress levels

Does Pilates help with injury rehabilitation?

Pilates and injury rehabilitation can synergistically aid your healing process. Pilates helps your body recover by:

  • Normalizing muscle recruitment
  • Enhancing spine stabilization
  • Improving stability and mobility
  • Strengthening postural alignment
  • Restoring hip and shoulder movements

Dr. Ash works helps you develop a customized exercise program that includes Pilates to maximize injury rehabilitation for a faster recovery.

Does Pilates help with weight loss?

Research shows that regularly practicing Pilates may help you with weight loss, overall fat loss, belly fat loss, and hip circumference reduction. For the best weight and fat loss results, combine Pilates with:

  • A healthy diet
  • Plenty of rest
  • Adequate hydration
  • An active daily routine
  • Stress reduction

Dr. Ash can help you develop a customized Pilates workout and diet plan geared toward weight loss (if that’s your goal).

How often should I do Pilates?

While you don’t have to do Pilates every day, it’s best to participate in some form of physical activity most days each week. Healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity exercise each week to maximize the health and wellness benefits.

When you’re ready to fit Pilates into your daily routine, give Dr. Ash’s office a call to learn more or book an appointment online.