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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a modification of traditional Pilates, developed by Physiotherapists in keeping with modern research findings. It is a combined mind-body technique that focuses on strengthening muscles around the spine and pelvis, and correcting problems with posture.

This is achieved through a progressive series of special exercises, which increase in intensity, as these muscles get stronger.

Pilates is often referred to as a ‘thinking exercise.’ It requires a great deal of concentration, precision and control, and is a professional exercise approach used by many physiotherapists.

Rather than focussing on the large stronger muscles (the ones normally used for sport / gym work), this technique emphasises isolating the weaker deep postural muscles in the lower back, neck and shoulder blade area. These muscles are the ones that give our body support and give us protection against pain and joint weakness.

People who have suffered from one or more episodes of back problems are likely to have very weak postural muscles unless they are specifically retrained. Pilates exercises do this, benefiting people of all ages & levels of fitness.

Some of the benefits of Pilates includes:

  • Reduced incidence of spinal pain
  • Improved flexibility
  • Greater strength and muscle tone
  • Improved posture
  • Greater joint mobility
  • Lowered stress levels


“Overall, a body that works as nature intended!”

Pilates
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s about
Learning
Alignment & Co-ordination by
Teaching Relaxation & Concentration Skills to
Enhance your body awareness,
Stability & Stamina

Pilates can be provided either on a one to one, one to two, one to three, or group sessions of up to 8 people. Courses are normally of 6 week duration, either in locations around the practice, at the practice or within your own home.

As a physiotherapist Gill has been exceptional. She is highly qualified and has a high degree of clinical proficiency as well as being very caring and sympathetic, which we both find very reassuring...

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Lawrence and I have been patients of Gill as a physiotherapist for about seven years and have also attended her Pilates classes for about five years.

As a physiotherapist she has been exceptional. She is highly qualified and has a high degree of clinical proficiency as well as being very caring and sympathetic, which we both find very reassuring. I had surgery on my shoulder after which I was unable to raise my arm properly. With the help of Gill’s treatment my shoulder has recovered 100% of its mobility. Lawrence has had 5 major spinal operations over the last two years and Gill has been invaluable over that time. Between each operation she has maximised his recovery and given him treatment and exercises to minimise muscle wastage. We are confident that with her help he will make a full recovery.

We have both attended her Clinical Pilates classes and have found them extremely helpful. Gill uses the APPI method of Pilates and always ensures that each member of the class only takes any exercise to a level appropriate for them. I now attend two classes each week and would do more if I could.

I have recommended Gill to several members of my family and friends who have all been more than happy with the treatment they have received.

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Mr & Mrs L.& N. S from Radlett