Our Pilates sessions are tailored to help two groups of people. Firstly those who want to improve their posture and muscle control, and secondly, those who have been recommended to try Pilates by one of our therapists to improve mobility and body control.
We are especially proud of the way that we've been able to develop our team approach to include Pilates. If you've seen one of our Osteopaths
and you decide to begin taking Pilates classes, your instructor will be provided with guidelines based around your complaint and the treatment you've received. This will ensure the pilates instructors are up-to-date on what would personally benefit you the most, as well as enabling them to discuss anything that might be best avoided in your case and at what rate they should be looking to progress you. This, of course, makes it both safer and more effective than might otherwise be the case!
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a body conditioning method that aims to build strength from the inside out to increase flexibility and improve posture. Created by German-born Joseph Pilates over 100 years ago it works on deep, postural muscles to keep the body balanced and provide good spinal support. In particular it teaches awareness of breathing, alignment of the spine and muscle control – all of which are very important in helping to alleviate and prevent back pain.