Physio with Pilates - Information
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What is Pilates?
Think of Pilates as a maintenance service for your body, just like your car or boiler your body also needs regular servicing to keep it working at its best. Pilates will keep your body balanced and strong so it can perform everyday tasks or other sports/hobbies better equipped to avoid injury.
There are many different types of Pilates now but the style I teach is called Modified Pilates which was developed by physiotherapists.
Modified Pilates offers many benefits to anyone wishing to participate in a gentle and relaxing form of exercise. It is specifically designed for preventing injury and for those people recovering from injury. Modified Pilates can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including back pain (including post operative), neck pain, pelvis pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain and postural problems.
What physiotherapy treatments do I offer?
I offer Modified Pilates classes and private one to one sessions.
The classes are held at Taverham village hall 6-7 p.m. on Mondays, £42 for a block of 6. There is a possibility that a day time class will start soon.
The classes are kept to a maximum of 12 people so that I can give everyone personal attention to help ensure the exercises are being performed correctly. The class exercises are performed in varying different body positions and aim to improve your posture, balance, strength of your stabilizing muscles, flexibility of your muscles and joints and increase the strength in your leg muscles to better enable you to perform safer lifting techniques to protect your back.
In addition to or as an alternative one to one sessions are available. One to one sessions ensure that you are performing the exercises correctly with a hands on approach to guide you. It can be very easy for the stronger and more superficial muscles to dominate with out you knowing. A common example is for the lower back muscles and joints to over work instead of the deep abdominals increasing your risk of low back pain. I will perform a physiotherapy assessment looking for any short muscles or strength imbalances and then provide a Pilates program to suit your needs. Additionally I can offer other hands on physiotherapy techniques as required to increase the effectiveness of your Pilates program.