REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY
Pilates is recommended by Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors to help recovery from a wide variety of injuries and conditions.
The Pilates equipment in our studio is ideal for those needing a gentle tailored exercise programme to aid their recovery or rehabilitation. Pilates is an excellent way of strengthening and mobilising your body back to full fitness.
How Pilates Equipment Helps
Our Pilates equipment features specially designed spring and pulley systems. These provide added support and make it possible to adapt exercises to meet individual needs.
It is important to check with your doctor or specialist before starting an exercise programme after surgery or injury.
Which Conditions Can We Help With?
We guide you through exercises designed to stabilise your pelvis, strengthen your core muscles and improve your balance.
We concentrate on strengthening the muscles around the knee and restoring mobility and balance.
Clients may have had a section of the vertebrae or disc removed to relieve pressure on a nerve. Or to stabilise or strengthen the spine where two or more vertebrae are joined together.
After surgery all of these conditions will benefit greatly from strengthening the core muscles and stabilising the pelvis.
Modern day life causes all sorts of problems for our backs. Long hours sitting at computers can result in poor posture which results in tension and pain in our shoulders and neck.
Pilates can strengthen the deep postural muscles so that you stand taller and look leaner. And pain in the back, neck and shoulders is relieved.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the pelvis down the leg to the foot, becomes compressed or irritated. A common cause of sciatica is when a prolapsed disc presses on the nerve, often resulting in tingling or numbness which runs through the buttocks and down the leg.
Sciatica can be greatly improved by strengthening the core and back muscles and stretching exercises.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, usually in the shape of a “C.” Or sometimes an “S” if there is a double curve.
Severe cases may need surgery, but in less serious cases Pilates exercises can help to alleviate pain by strengthening the weaker side and stretching the muscles on the tight side of the body.
Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density most commonly seen in older people. It often results in fractures in the hip, spine and wrist.
Pilates can help to build and maintain healthy bones and to improve your balance. So reducing the risk of falls.
including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease
These chronic conditions produce a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms include a lack of coordination, muscle stiffness, poor posture and balance.
All of these can be helped by regular Pilates exercise. The specialised equipment in our studio is extremely effective for these conditions.
Our rehabilitation and recovery clients very much appreciate the relaxed and supportive environment we offer.
And we love working with them and seeing them benefit from the time they spend with us!
I have found Sue to be kind, friendly, considerate and a talented master of her class. She has tailored exercises especially for me which have definitely had a beneficial impact on my condition, especially my core muscles.”
“With the modern equipment in the studio and the expert tuition I always feel I have had a really good workout and it has improved my all round mobility.”
“I started Pilates with Sue following two hip replacements. After six weeks I'm 100% better and walking without a stick.”
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