Clinical Pilates as part of recovery and maintenance
Pilates is a mind and body conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall core stability and posture. A stable central core is essential for maintaining correct postures and good balance and control of the whole body, co-ordinating the upper and lower musculature with the body's centre.
Pilates, when performed regularly, positively changes the body. It changes awareness of the deep postural and stability muscles and breathing sequence, trains postural correction and also brings suppleness and flexibility. It provides people with a unique method of exercise that focuses on quality of movement.
Clinical Pilates for increased mobility and improved body and postural awareness
The medical world is realising the benefits of the Pilates method for the prevention and rehabilitation of back pain and many other muscle and joint problems with an ever-growing evidence base for its efficacy.
As chartered physiotherapists we run Pilates sessions for effective rehabilitation known as Clinical Pilates. This is an evidence-based recognised variant of Classical Pilates, focused on effective ways to help prevent, recover from and manage injuries and pain. The objective is to target the deep postural muscles of the stomach and spine to help improve spinal stability, improve balance and strength in the key trunk and limb muscle groups and increase body and postural awareness. Our 1:1 Pilates rehabilitation sessions and weekly classes will help you increase awareness of your body, improve strength, flexibility and movement, adjust your posture for everyday life, and also help with relaxation and general mental wellbeing.
Clinical Pilates is suitable for almost everybody of any age; it is particularly suitable for you if you suffer with back or neck pain; have suffered a specific injury; or have a long standing condition such as arthritis. Linked to the main focus of our physiotherapy treatments, it is a great way of preventing and managing pain and injury.