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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!”

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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.

The class size is such that she can check-up on us individually, to ensure that we are all doing the right thing!


I am delighted to commend and recommend the Pilates classes that Gill Huckett organises and runs in Borehamwood. I’ve found them to be wholly beneficial.

I've been attending her Friday classes for a few years, following an episode of bad back pain. The classes are enjoyable and class members are friendly: we all have a giggle.

Gill demonstrates the exercises and augments her demonstrations with clear, step-by-step instructions, as we undertake each set. The class size is such that she can check-up on us individually, to ensure that we are all doing the right thing!

Gill gives us the option to work at basic, intermediate or advanced levels within each type of exercise, so we’re always encouraged to work to our full potential. However, there’s no pressure to compete against other class members.

Best of all, my back feels more supple and I feel enormously better overall, after each class!

With best wishes

Mrs P W from Watford