Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates Timetable

Monday
 6pm - 7pm
Clinical Pilates - Mixed
7pm - 8pm Intermediate+ 
   
Tuesday
10am - 11am Clinical Pilates - Mixed
7.30pm - 8.30pm Clinical Pilates - Mixed
   
Wednesday
 5.30pm - 6.30pm ANTE natal Pilates
6.30pm - 7.30pm Fitness Pilates 
   
Thursday
9.30am - 10.30am 50 Plus Pilates
10.30am - 11.30am Clinical Pilates & Stretch
   
   
Friday
 9.30am - 10.30am Clinical Pilates - Mixed
   
   

 

How is CLINICAL PILATES different to normal Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.  The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. Clinical Pilates has been modified by physiotherapists, and combines the principles of pilates with current research into areas such as muscle function and dysfunction, local and global stability and biomechanics to create a safe, clinically effective effective treatment and rehabilitation tool . It is particularly beneficial when treating lower back pain.

Benefits of Clinical Pilates

There are numerous benefits to be gained from performing Clinical Pilates exercises. Some of these include:

  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Increased muscular strength and flexibility
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Aiding rehabilitation
  • Restoration of normal movement patterns
  • Enhanced breathing control
  • Increased co-ordination and muscular control
  • Improved overall body tone and fitness
  • Improved balance
  • Pain relief

Clinical pilates focuses on the quality of movement patterns not quantity, along side postural correction. It is a total mind-body conditioning exercise program which can improve general fitness, and well being.  It is based on creating a stable core by activating the pelvic floor,  deep abdominal and spinal muscles. A stable core is essential for maintaining correct postures, and good control and balance of the body to prevent the risk on injury.

Pilates is suitable for both men and women of all ages and and is particularly beneficial for those with back pain, poor postures, joint pain, sports injuries, arthritis, stress related illness and before and after pregnancy.  

The NHS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines now recommends exercise in the management of lower back pain.Sessions should include: aerobic activity, movement instruction, muscle strengthening, postural control and stretching, all of which are included in a clinical pilates class.

Classes are delivered b a fully certified APPI pilates instructor and experienced graduate Therapist .  Our classes are deliberately kept small 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.

Beginners

Clinical Pilates is different to many forms of exercise. To ensure you exercise safely and effectively and thus achieve the optimum benefit - it is recommended that all new students master the basic principles of Pilates before progressing.

Therefore a ‘Beginner’s’ foundation session is a prerequisite to joining any of the group mat-work classes. If you are considering using Pilates to assist in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of an existing injury - you may require clinical screening – which will be carried out by one of our graduate therapists. The purpose of clinical screening is to assess your injury, capabilities and potential contraindications. If you have been recommended to engage in Pilates by your therapist or GP and have an existing medical condition or injury - then we strongly advise that you bring any reports or information relating to your condition with your.

Initial Assessment

Together, we will discuss any previous medical history, conditions and/or trauma you may have suffered likely to be provoked by Pilates. Thereafter, we will carry out an Initial Assessment to assess your posture, strength, balance, flexibility and suitability. You will then be taught the Key principals of Clinical Pilates in which you will learn about standing and lying postures, lateral breathing and correct core engagement needed during class.

You will also be taught some basic exercises which will allow us to assess your strength and stability. If you are not injured and are simply using Pilates for general fitness, or have performed Pilates before - we will discuss with you on an individual basis what class(s) you are best suited to. Our aim is to provide a safe, challenging and enjoyable approach to injury management, general fitness and Pilates.

Group Classes

Once you have completed our Beginner’s foundation session, you are ready to join a group class.  Our group classes are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 10 participants - this ensures each member of the class receives the appropriate level of attention and support needed. Classes run in blocks of 6 pre-paid sessions. Sessions missed in the 6 weeks’ Beginners Course cannot be refunded. However, after the initial 6 week period, sessions don’t have to be taken consecutively. (see price list for further information).

50+ Pilates

As we get older joints get stiffer, muscles get weaker and injuries and illnesses begins to creep in. 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. This class follows the same concepts as the clinical pilates classes, however it is modified  to accommodate for many of the problems associated with aging, such as aching and stiff joints, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis . The focus of the class is on maintaining joint mobility, muscle strength, improving posture. and balance Balance exercises. There are no age limits on the classes, as each person is assessed for suitability on an individual basis.  I think this video sums it up perfectly. 

Corporate Classes

We also offer corporate group classes. If you or your company are interested please contact for details.

Clinical Pilates Price List

Inititial Assessement
45 minutes
£25
6 Sessions
use within 8 weeks
£54
12 Sessions
Use within 16 weeks
£105
Pay as you Go
still need to book
£9.50

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