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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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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.

Gill's approach is to think about the individual behind the pain, and so she treats that person. She's an outstanding practitioner, who inspires trust and confidence.

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I'm delighted to give a testimonial for Gill Huckett's Hatfield physiotherapy practice, Physio 23. I've been seeing Gill for several years now. I was referred to her, following an episode of bad back pain. After a careful and thorough initial assessment, and physio treatment, Gill also showed me some daily Pilates exercises to do at home, backed up with written instructions – with easy-to-follow pictures! Regular treatments and the exercises helped me to recover well. As my back problem is chronic, I currently see her for maintenance treatments and these have proved to be invaluable.

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Mrs P W from Watford