Physio Led Pilates
Physio Led Pilates is a mind/body conditioning exercise programme targeting the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall core stability & posture. As you progress through a variety of exercises you will notice improved core strength, flexibility & movement control throughout your body. As well as being a great way to exercise, this also helps with the long term relief of spinal and joint pain.
Our Physio Led Pilates classes are run at the clinic by Laura Odgers.
“I qualified from UUJ in BSc Physiotherapy in 2007. I am HCPC registered & a member of the CSP.
I trained in the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) modified Pilates method in 2008. The APPI have modified the traditional Pilates repertoire of exercises created by Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, into an exercise program that is suitable for all ages and abilities for both clinical and functional benefit.
By attending Physiotherapist led Pilates you can be assured that the exercises will be performed safely and will be modified to an appropriate level for you. The exercises are graded and are progressed depending on your ability. You will learn to activate & strengthen your deep abdominal muscles which helps to support your back. By doing so you will see improvements in posture, strength, flexibility as well as a reduction in back pain.
Benefits of Pilates include:
- Improved core stability
- Improved posture and alignment
- Improved body awareness
- Improved balance
- Improved flexibility
- Stress management/relaxation
- Improve sense of wellbeing
- Injury prevention
- Rehabilitation post injury
- Reduces incidence of back pain
Pilates is an excellent form of physical activity that is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. For someone completely new to exercise to an experienced athlete. My clients have ranged from teenagers with balance issues, professionals with busy sedentary lifestyles wanting to improve posture and to relax, competitive athletes wanting to improve strength and endurance to improve performance and the older person wishing to remain strong, flexible and mobile.”
How Physio Led Pilates is taught:
Physio Led Pilates is taught in a range of ways including 1-1 private tuition, 2-1 sessions (bring a friend) and group classes. All the sessions and classes last for 1 hour. They are held in the gym area at our clinic. The individual sessions can be booked in advance and the times are available on request. Group classes are held on a Tuesday evening. The class starts at 6.30pm.
The sessions are very popular with clinic patients who depending on their specific needs, benefit from working on a particular aspect of Pilates. Those without any aches or pains also benefit by improving their core stability and realigning their bodies.
The classes are small and contain no more than 12 clients to safeguard individual correction and instruction. The classes are pre-bookable in a block of 6 weeks ensuring that your place is guaranteed each week. At the end of the 6 weeks you have the opportunity to rebook to maintain your place before it is offered to others.
If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.