What is Pilates?
Pilates is a program of exercises individually tailored to your requirements. It can be used to treat, rehabilitate and prevent injuries through core strengthening, body awareness, flexibility and postural retraining. We use floor based movements as well as equipment such as reformer beds, trapeze tables and arc barrels. I have found that integrating Pilates with physiotherapy treatments has facilitated long term relief from pain, reduced the rate of recurrence of injury and improved quality of life for many of my clients.
How will the service work?
Your Pilates program will be developed with your physical limitations, any previous or current injuries and your goals in mind. This means that your first few appointments will be one-on-one with the physiotherapist.
- Your first session will include an assessment and coaching through the basic principles of Pilates
- The physiotherapist will develop your program, ready for your second session
- Your next few sessions will focus on teaching your program to you until you are comfortable enough to perform your exercises under supervision in a small group environment.
- You can then graduate to our small group sessions (up to 4 participants)
There will also be the option for a Pilates studio membership once you are mostly independent with your exercises. This will allow you to supplement your classes with your own practice if required.
The benefits you will gain from a Pilates program depend on what your goals are.
Pilates is great for:
- Desk workers
- Crossfit athletes
- Pre/post-natal ladies and pelvic floor dysfunction
- Regaining full and pain-free range of motion of the shoulders, hips and spine
- Symptomatic management of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis