Injury Rehab & Prehab
Pilates can be an excellent tool for helping you return to full fitness post injury or guard again further injury. We have a strong focus on strengthening the muscles that act across the pelvis to improve stability through hips and knees, vital for those building their strength post knee/hip injury or operation. We also identify muscles that may be tight e.g. hip flexors or glutes and work on a range of flexibility exercises to improve this. For those rehabbing from shoulder injuries we ensure that your shoulder complex is moving in an efficient pattern, highlighting any poor movement patterns that could have occurred through injury and provide postural ques to improve this before loading joints further, all helping to speed your recovery and remain injury free for longer. We are experienced in working alongside healthcare professionals (physiotherapy, chiropractic or osteopath) and can tailor your treatment to fit your existing rehab programme.
Body Conditioning for Sport
Pilates is being used more and more by professional sports people from Andy Murray to Ryan Giggs as part of their training programme. A combination of matwork and reformer pilates offers a wide range of functional exercises that challenge the body in a demanding way. Exercises are performed against resistance and on an unstable base, challenging balance, strength and control through the whole body. This makes it an excellent conditioning programme to add your your training programme to give you the stable base to start your sports specific training from.
Pilates has a focus on the muscle slings that work across the pelvis, a weakness in any of these slings can create dysfunction and result in poor performance and/or injury. The pelvic floor muscle is an importance component within this and an under active or over active muscle can put further pressure on the body and affect pelvic floor function and back pain. Pilates can be an effective body conditioning programme to help with mild pelvic floor issues and lower back pain. We have high ethical standards and will always refer clients to a women's health physio where appropriate prior to commencing this class.
Muscle Imbalances and Alignment
Muscle imbalances and alignment issues can come about due to injury, poor posture, overuse or long term muscular pain & tension. Pilates allows you to learn about your posture and movement quality and understand how these factors can put further stresses on your body. We develop a body conditioning programme to address your specific needs identified by your movement patterns.
Move Free, Move Well, Live Well
Pilates isn't just about injury prevention and treatment, it offers a dynamic form of training to address your overall body conditioning. We have a class to suit all ages and fitness levels regardless of age, gender, fitness or experience. We will ensure you have the personal attention and feedback on movement quality, posture and positioning to ensure you are getting the best out of the programmes. We hope you leave the classes feeling the benefits in flexibility, strength, coordination and balance for a stronger and fitter you. #movefree #movewell #livewell