What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise which:

  • Strengthens the core stabilising muscles which provide support in the body. The Progressive sequence of exercises challenge these muscles to work harder and more efficiently.

  • Improves posture, alignment and movement so that there is less strain on the body. Body awareness helps us to monitor and correct our posture, for example at our computer or during a workout in the gym.

  • Stretches and releases tightness in the muscles and connective tissues of the body, allowing greater feeling of freedom and relaxation.

PILATES FOR REHABILITATION FROM INJURY is particularly good because exercises can be carefully and systematically progressed. They provide safe, appropriate and targeted loading and stretching of the injured area. A Pilates programme customised for your injury will be given to you at the end of the first Physiotherapy session and updated regularly with subsequent sessions.

PILATES FOR FITNESS. It is also possible to have Pilates 1:2:1 for a full hour of supervised, facilitated and fully customised Pilates exercise. Following a short consultation about fitness levels, existing injuries and goals, the session is customised to your needs. Anyone, no matter their fitness levels or sporting ability, will benefit from the experienced and straight -forward teaching of Pilates at London Physiotherapy & Pilates.

Pilates can improve:

  • Endurance, Sporting performance (cross training), Strength and Flexibility.

  • As well as Posture, Relaxation, Energy levels and Body awareness.