Clinical Pilates

Pilates is a mind/body conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability and posture. It is a series of flowing movements designed to strengthen and lengthen the muscles of the body. It considers the body as a whole to restore and teach correct posture and movement.

In “Return to Life”, Joseph Pilates, the creator of Pilates wrote “[In Pilates] you first purposely acquire complete control of your own body and then through the repetition of its exercises, you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all you subconscious activities”.

All classes are taught by a senior physiotherapist who will use their specialist physiotherapy experience to address injuries and aches and pains by increasing the patient’s body awareness.

Clinical Pilates is useful for anyone interested in improving their total fitness, posture and wellbeing. Specialist classes include modified Pilates for spinal health and osteoporosis.

Benefits include

  • Improved muscle tone & flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Improved balance & co ordination
  • Improved core strength
  • Improved sports performance & confidence
  • Improved concentration

Pilates for bone health

Worldwide 1 in 3 women & 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporosis illness during their lifetime. Osteoporosis currently causes more days in hospital than many other more well known illnesses. With a growing & ageing population it is predicted that the epidemic of osteoporosis will continue to grow. One key component to not only managing this disease but also helping to prevent it is exercise. Several research studies have proven that the use of specific Pilates based movements is one way of helping to manage this disease.

Deepa follows a well researched program involving weight-bearing exercises to improve balance & strengthen those important postural muscles. Helping to maintain & strengthen an upright posture.

For more information or to book please call 01895 623558, or email us at info@riversidephysio.com

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Class Trainer

Deepa

Deepa is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist, she has completed specific training in Clinical Pilates to aid with rehabilitation. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a safe graduate progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation & on pelvic stability forms the foundation of this approach.