Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early twentieth century. It is focus around lengthening and strengthening specific muscles in the body.
Pilates primarily focuses on strengthening the core muscles, while developing flexibility and control of in the limbs. Pilates has been shown to be highly effective in treating and preventing back and neck pain.
Pilates is a specific set of exercises that can:
Increase core strength
Reduce the risk of injuries
Restore balance and coordination
Decrease back and neck pain, both acute and chronic
At ReBalance Physiotherapy we run antenatal Pilates classes. These classes are specific to new or expecting mothers. The classes are aimed at:
Strengthening your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
preventing and treating back pain that is common during pregnancy
Controlling your breathing
Reducing pelvic girdle pain
Preventing stress incontinence
Instructed by Chartered Physiotherapists who have further training in Pilates.
Class compromising of people of the same level - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Maximum of four to six people in each class.
Lunch and evening classes
Pilate’s exercise that will not aggravate back / neck or joint pain