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Medicina clínica y social

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ALMIRON, Marcos  and  VAZQUEZ, Mercedes. Contribution of the pilates method to the therapeutics of painful conditions. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2020, vol.4, n.1, pp.41-46. ISSN 2521-2281.

The Pilates Method is a physical and mental conditioning system of low to moderate intensity that focuses primarily on using breathing, muscle contraction, and muscle flexibility, in coordination with a controlled and fluid execution of each body movement. Although the evidence is still limited in its effectiveness, there are studies that demonstrate improvement in the health of people who practice it. The objective of this review was to high-light the usefulness of Pilates Method as a therapeutic tool for the management of painful conditions, especially those caused by musculoskeletal disorders. This was a non-systematic narrative review of primary literature, the selected search was extracted from SciELO, PubMed, and Elsevier. As inclusion criteria, research that included people of all ages with different physical conditions were taken into account, especially those who experience pain due to musculoskeletal disorders, and those associated with psychic and social conditions were also taken into account.

Keywords : Pilates Method; Pain; Physical exercise.

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