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Why Choose Pilates?

Injury Rehab/Prehab
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Body Conditioning
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Move Free, Move Well, Live Well

This is the start of your Pilates journey! Your Initial Appointment will allow us to identify your specific goals and needs, whether that's general body conditioning or injury/operation rehab. We will tailor the session to focus on Matwork or Reformer Pilates so you can feel confident and safe as you enjoy discovering the benefits in whichever method you prefer! You will then be ready to start your private training or join a class.

Liz Havard

The Assessment

Whether you are looking to join a class, try out the Reformer, recovering from an injury/joint operation or simply want to build a stronger more resilient body, we will use this session to gain as much information as possible to get you started on your Pilates journey. The assessment will go through a postural analysis, medical history and your current injury if you have one, we will establish your goals and focus areas for the Pilates session. You will gain a better understanding of your movement quality, movement patterns, posture and body awareness. We will look at how your whole body moves to ensure the programme is tailored to address your specific needs and you are confident to move into a class or start your private training.

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The Pilates Session

The key elements of our Pilates is to focus on improving movement quality, strength, tone, flexibility and mobility, looking at building a strong and resilient body through strengthening of the key postural muscles. We work on scapulo-thoracic stabilisation for the shoulder, lumbo-pelvic control for the lower back in addition to the retraining of the deep neck flexors to stabilise the cervical spine. The repertoire of Pilates exercises also include exercises to improve spinal mobility, flexibility of the key trunk and lower limb muscles groups, body awareness and postural awareness. It is a full body conditioning exercise programme that focuses on functional movement to help you in your everyday sporting or lifestyle needs.

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About APPI Pilates

Liz is an APPI (Australian Institute of Physiotherapy & Pilates) Clinical Pilates Instructor. APPI was established 23 years ago following an initial study in the ‘Clinical Relevance of Pilates Exercise for clients with Back and Pelvic Pain’ which led to the development of the APPI Method that we teach today. A set of modified exercises were developed based on the findings of relevant clinical research around how muscles work before and after pain, this new form of Pilates-based exercise was very successful in rehab and the base of all our teaching.

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