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What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates classes can help you to achieve a better understanding of how your body is moving and being more mindful of the quality of your movement rather than just going through the motions. You learn ‘Movement dissociation’, which is teaching the right muscles to switch on at the right time whilst switching off others that don’t need to be on. There is a lot more brain activity than people think!

Pilates can be really useful for those who are recovering from injury to bring the gap to normal exercise but equally to challenge those who want to push their bodies physical capabilities. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body.

Many of us know that when participating in a general exercise classes we can sometimes be unsure if we are doing the exercise correctly, or using the correct muscles. As the class sizes are small, it enables your physiotherapist to provide consistent verbal and hands on feedback during the class to ensure the quality of each exercise is the main priority.

Unlike a regular Pilates class where participants will all perform the same general program, Clinical Pilates aims to provide a more individualised approach to your treatment and goals. Before you begin, you will have a detailed assessment by one of our physiotherapists. Based on this assessment we will develop the class to you as an individual to suit your level and ability. Therefore, reducing the risk of reinjury and aggravation and ensuring you maximise your goals quickly.

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. Being a Chartered Physiotherapist, Jojo has been using clinical pilates alongside her practice to further her patients rehabilitation, using the techniques for people who’ve never exercised before all the way to her elite athletes. There is something for all ages and levels of ability and fitness.


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