What is Clinical Pilates?
Pilates is a collection of exercises focusing on movement, strength and control. It improves flexibility, co-ordination and balance. Development of a strong core or 'powerhouse' is a fundamental goal, with an emphasis on alignment, breathing and concentration throughout.
Clinical Pilates has been specially adapted and modified to rehabilitate after injury and reduce pain and stiffness, by targeting specific areas of weakness or dysfunction in the body. Pain arises from imbalances in the body and habitual incorrect patterns of movement. Clinical Pilates corrects these issues resulting in a well-balanced, healthier body.
Our classes are small group sessions run by our osteopath, Christine. With her clinical expertise she is able to keep a close eye on each individual to ensure they are going to get the best out of the classes.
Who can benefit from Clinical Pilates?
Anyone and everyone can benefit from clinical pilates! But more specifically, it is great for those with chronic ahceys and pains. Often when someone has a problem for a long time, the body will adapt to compensate, leading to altered movement patterns, stiff joints and weak muscles. Pilates helps to gentle restore the natural balance of the body, build up the muscle strength to give the joints more support, and work on flexibility to improve mobility.
We have people of all ages and abilities in our classes. Whether you struggle with your lower back, neck or maybe have hip and/or knee joint replacement, you can join our classes. If you would like to have a chat to see if pilates can help with your specific problem, just give us a call.