Pilates is a form exercise that focuses on improving posture, core stability, balance and symmetry in the body alongside, control, strength, flexibility, and effective breathing patterns.
Clinical Pilates has been modified by therapists to combines the principles of traditional Pilates with current research to create a safe, clinically effective injury treatment, rehabilitation and injury prevention tool. It is proven to be particularly beneficial in treating lower back pain.
Instructors focus on teaching quality of movement patterns not quantity, to reduce pain, aid recovery, improve general fitness, and well-being and prevent future risk of injury.
Benefits of Clinical Pilates
- Improve posture and core stability
- Increased muscular strength and flexibility
- Prevention and treatment of injuries
- Pain relief
- Improve wellbeing and general fitness
- Enhanced breathing control
- Improve balance and co-ordination
- Improve Strength and mobility for sports performance
Is Clinical Pilates for you?
Pilates is suitable for both men and women of all ages and is particularly beneficial for those with back pain, poor postures, joint pain, sports injuries, arthritis, stress related illness and during and after pregnancy.
The NHS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines now recommends exercise as one of the main forms of treatment in the management of lower back pain and sciatica. Sessions should include: strengthening, stretching, movement instruction, and postural control, all of which are included in a clinical pilates class.
Our Classes are delivered by fully certified APPI pilates instructors and experienced graduate Sports and Rehabilitation Therapists. Our classes are deliberately kept small (max 10 in studio) so that individual client receives hands-on attention and each client is closely monitored for exercise correction. Furthermore, exercises can be tailored to address specific injury requirements and/or specific sporting needs.
All our classes are mixed level, and you do not need any prior experience. However as Clinical Pilates is primary used as injury management, to ensure classes are suitable for you, and you get the most from the classes, it is recommended that all new students master the basic principles of Pilates before progressing to a group class.
If you are using Pilates to assist in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of an existing injury, you may also require a clinical assessment, which will be carried out by one of our therapists.
Pre- Class Assessment
The purpose of clinical screening is to assess your current capabilities and potential modifications needed in class to make the session as specific to your needs as possible, and as safe and effective as can be.
Together, we will discuss any previous medical history, symptoms and current restrictions. Thereafter, we will carry out an clinical assessment to assess your posture, strength, balance, and flexibility.
You will then be taught the Key principals of Clinical Pilates including postures, breathing and correct core and pelvic floor activations needed during class.
If you are not injured and are simply using Pilates for general fitness, or have performed Pilates before you may not need a full screening, so please get in touch before booking your first class so that we will discuss with you on an individual basis what class(s) you are best suited to.
Your never too old for Pilates
As we get older joint stiffness, balance and strength can become a problem. Even people who have worked hard to stay active into older age may find that they begin to become limited in what forms of exercise they can still take part in.
Pilates is a great way for the older adult to continue to exercise in safe, low impact and fun way. Our class are modified to accommodate for many of the problems associated with aging, such as aching and stiff joints, joint replacements, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. The focus of the class is on maintaining joint mobility, muscle strength, improving posture balance and bone density.
There are no age limits on the classes, as each person is assessed for suitability on an individual basis.Book Now
Clinical Pilates Price List:
ONLINE- 6 Single Class Pass
- Use in any ONLINE clinical Pilates Class
ONLINE - 6 Week Live & On Demand Class Pass
- Unlimited access to Live classes and Pre-Recorded classes.
- Single Live or Pre-Recorded Class
6 Week Unlimited On-Demand Pass
- Unlimited access to 70+ pre-recorded classes (excludes live classes)
Studio Price List:
Any missed classes can be ‘caught up’ by attending another suitable class on an alternative day.
‘Catch up’ classes can be made at any time throughout the block, providing a space is available in the requested class