Pilates is a conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and spine to improve overall central core stability, posture and function.
A sculptor would never create a masterpiece without a stable base to work from, so why shouldn’t we be doing the same with our bodies?
Creating a stable base around the spine and pelvis (through Pilates) allows us to then strengthen the more superficial power muscles and function in a more efficient way, so to reduce the strain on the body. So whether you are trying to enhance your sporting performance or you are recovering from surgery or injury, Pilates would be ideal for you!
Clinical pilates is a series of mat or reformer based exercises in various different body positions which have been adapted by physiotherapists to make them more suitable for patients with back and neck pain, and those recovering from injury. You will be taught how to best recruit the specific core muscles, whilst ensuring that you are not compensating with others. Due to the focus Clinical Pilates requires, all sessions are 1 to 1 with the Physiotherapist. Following an initial 1 to 1 session, shared sessions or classes are available on request.