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pilatesPilates is used by many of our team to assist their clients in their recovery.

What is Pilates?

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967); the Pilates method is a mind-body conditioning programme initially designed for rehabilitation purposes during the early twentieth century. It was later adopted by dancers as its philosophy blended well with their focus on core strength, co-ordination, flexibility and posture.

How does it work?

It??is based on a set of principles which exercise the whole body through a range of mat and equipment based exercises. It combines the co-ordination of deep postural and stability muscles, breathing and arm & leg movements with postural correction, suppleness and flexibility. With regular practice, it can positively change the way in which the body moves.

Why do we use it with our clients?

Scientific research is beginning to provide evidence of its effectiveness on reducing pain, improving physical function, movement and well being and we feel it can form an integral part of our treatment programs especially when the root of the condition is identified as postural or weakness of the trunk stabilisers often seen with lower back pain.