31 October 2017
Written by Mr James Parker, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Pilates targets the deep postural muscles which are important in providing our bodies with stability and support. This helps to protect our joints and surrounding structures and aims to create a balance within our body. Through injury, illness or poor postural habits these muscles may become tight and overactive. This can lead to increased stresses and strains being placed on our joints.
Clinical Pilates therefore helps to create a stable central core which is essential for maintaining correct posture, good control and balance of the whole body during the performance of normal daily activities or sport. Breathing techniques used in clinical Pilates enhance relaxation and reinforce the activation if the deep abdominal muscles.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates
Correcting poor movement patterns takes time. Pilates is not a 'quick fix', however, by re-educating the muscles and encouraging sound muscle recruitment, normal natural movement is regained. With time hopefully you will learn to incorporate Pilates exercises and ideas into your daily lifestyle.
Pilates is suitable for all levels of fitness and are also suitable for antenatal, post-natal, osteoarthritis patients.
Please wear comfortable clothes such as tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a t-shirt. Reasonably tight-fitting clothes allow the Pilates instructor to see and therefore correct your alignment more easily, however this is not compulsory.
Classes are held in our physiotherapy department and all equipment is provided.
Monday: 10am – 11am
Monday: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
For more information or to book an appointment please contact our physiotherapy department on 01422 324 080.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
1 session - £10
6 sessions - £48