Clinical Pilates Bath - Matwork & Reformer Pilates
Pilates exercise is a mind–body exercise approach requiring core stability, strength, flexibility, and attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing. Pilates can either be practiced on an exercise mat (Matwork Pilates) utilising gravity against body weight, either with or without small pieces of equipment such as resistance bands, or Pilates can be practiced on larger pieces of equipment such as a Pilates reformer, which is a bed-like frame with a moveable carriage and uses spring resistance. The Pilates Reformer can allow for a more dynamic workout, using spring tension to strengthen your core stability muscles and streamline your body to improve muscle length and spinal flexibility.
Research studies have shown that Pilates exercises are effective in improving flexibility, dynamic balance, core posture and muscular endurance, and there is strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, including sports injuries and lower back pain. Physiotherapy and Pilates therefore work very well together.
At Physioimpulse we teach Clinical Pilates, which stems from the ‘modern’ Pilates approach. Clinical Pilates is influenced by Physiotherapy, biomechanics and evidence-based principles, where exercises are tailored to an individuals’ needs and abilities, and emphasis is placed on developing body awareness. We offer both mat based and reformer pilates.
Emphasis is placed on the quality and precision of the movements performed rather than just the number of repetitions. This helps to make Clinical Pilates a very safe form of exercise and reduced the risk of injury aggravation. As Chartered Physiotherapists, we don't teach Pilates for Pilates sake, but more that it is a tool to aid rehabilitation, and improve function and performance.
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness, including complete beginners and it can help with a range of different issues, including:
• Postural correction/strengthening, adults and children
• Sport-specific strength and flexibility training (e.g. runners, cyclists, swimmers)
• Lower back pain: acute, chronic, episodic.
• Pre, during, & post-pregnancy
• Pre, & post-surgery, e.g. spinal surgery, joint replacements, abdominal/gynaecological
• Neurological conditions, e.g. Parkinson's, Multiple sclerosis
• Hypermobility disorders
Our service is ideal for people who are looking for injury management; those who are new to Pilates; those who struggle to attend a regular class; those who would like some 1:1 tutoring to improve their performance in a community class they already attend; or those wishing to improve their strength and flexibility related to a specific sport.
Why not take advantage of the fact that we are Chartered Physiotherapists who specialise in Clinical Pilates. Maybe you're looking for someone to start you off with some simple core exercises that you can do at home; you may have a specific goal you are aiming for such as a sporting event or an everyday activity that you find difficult; or perhaps an issue you would like to address such as back pain, inflexibility or poor posture.
We are able to offer 1:1 and 2:1 Matwork Pilates tutoring and 1:1 Reformer Pilates tutoring which can either be on a regular or ad hoc basis.
Is Pilates good for Seniors? Well Joseph Pilates practiced his craft well in to his 80s so why not give it a try? In fact you’ll notice great improvements in strength, balance and flexibility which can suffer as you get older.
Can I undertake Pilates if I am pregnant? We have participants who are both pregnant and who come to us after their pregnancy. Pilates can help build core strength in your abdominals, lower back and your pelvic floor which can make pregnancy and delivery more comfortable. Conversely if you want to get your figure back more quickly following pregnancy then Pilates is a great tool to use.
Why Choose Pilates?
Our Expert Instructor:
Renu Khosla is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has undergone extensive training in Clinical Pilates to make her the ideal person to help you with that persistent pain or injury. You can read more about Renu here
To book a 1-1 or 2-1 Session
Call: 01225 683007
3 Miles Buildings
Bath, BA1 2QS
Appointments: 01225 683007
One to One or 2-1
£65 - 1 Hour
£50 - 45 Minutes
Package of 5 1 hour session: £315