Pilates

Pilates from LBhealthcare

By: LBhealthcare  08/02/2009
Keywords: physiotherapy, pregnancy, sports injuries

 LBhealthcare is now able to offer Modified Pilates classes at just £80 for 10 one-hour classes plus an initial assessment if necessary. 

Led by our fully qualified APPI Modified Pilates Instructor you can experience and benefit from this proven method of exercise.  The classes are held at 9.30am on Saturday mornings in our fully-equipped studio.

Pilates is a complete exercise method developed by its founder Joseph Pilates over the course of a lifetime dedicated to improving physical and mental health. Pilates focuses on building your body’s core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.

By core strength, we are talking about your back, abdominal and pelvic muscles which form your cylinder of stability.  Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles however and not only provides a complete body workout (you will be working muscles you didn’t even know you had!), but also helps you develop an awareness of how your body works, helping your mind and body to work in harmony. 

The Eight Principles Of Pilates

Pilates is based on eight principles:

Relaxation

Alignment

Control

Precision

Routine

Breathing

Centring

Flowing movement  

Modified Pilates

Pilates is now a well known form of exercise worldwide but there are so many different types of classes on the market so how do you chose the right one for you?   At LBhealthcare we teach Modified Pilates aimed at injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Our instructors are experienced physiotherapists as well as Pilates Instructors.  Following an assessment, your individual goals will be taken into consideration when planning for the classes and every effort is taken to chose or adapt the exercises to suit your needs.  Traditional Pilates exercises can be very physically demanding on the average individual because some of the positions place large loads on the back and neck.  In contrast Modifed Pilates, developed by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) are Pilates’ original matwork exercises which have been adapted for the clinical population. 

Modified Pilates focuses on retraining the deep abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles that researchers have found to vital in back stability and rehabilitation.  

Pilates is beneficial for:  

Back pain

Neck pain

Poor Postures

Sports Injuries

Arthritis

Stress related illness

Pre and post pregnancy

Preventing injury and enhancing performance  

Individual sessions

Pilates can be taught on a one to one basis to specifically cater to your needs.  This can be very useful if you have just had a recent injury or require rehabilitation for a specific sport.   Classes Our classes run on Saturday mornings and one course lasts ten weeks.  There is a maximum number of ten participants.

Keywords: lower back pain, Neck Pain Relief, physiotherapy, pregnancy, sports injuries