What is pilates

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed during the first World War to improve the rehabilitation of injured war veterans by strengthening, stretching, and stabilising key muscles.

Pilates has been further developed by Physiotherapists and now Clinical Pilates is practiced around the world as a low impact, dynamic method of exercise focusing on breathing, body control and core stability.


How could Pilates help you

We commonly use Clinical Pilates in rehabilitation programs for our patients to help improve posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.

With us your Pilates instructor is also a Physiotherapist

With us your Pilates instructor is also a Physiotherapist who has studied and understands the basis of efficient movement and how to achieve this with or without the presence of injury.

Physiotherapy led pilates is NOT a one size fits all program. Each client receives an individual program which is modified based on your injury diagnosis and symptoms. It is therefore an appropriate and safe way to strengthen your “core” and stabilise your spine.

Regular Pilates exercise has been shown to:

  • Improve core stability
  • Improve balance
  • Improve sport performance
  • Lessen back pain and enhance a stronger, more flexible spine
    increase overall tone, endurance and fitness
  • Assist with relaxation and breathing efficiency
  • Improve concentration, co-ordination and posture
  • Provide rehabilitation and prevention from injury
  • Aid in the recovery of muscles following pregnancy
  • Assist in developing flatter and firmer abdominal muscles.

If you have any questions or for bookings please do not hesitate to contact us at your local clinic: