Pilates is suitable for all ages and aims to strengthen the body with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.
What Is It Used For?
If you are recovering from knee, hip or back surgery, have suffered from intermittent or chronic back pain or minor aches and pains, then you may want to consider speaking to a pilates instructor as a way to manage yourself back to fitness. Pilates is recognised by physiotherapists as one of the most effective forms of exercise. Its low impact regime (minimal direct impact to joints and vertebra) coupled with the ability to improve strength and increase flexibility, means it brings tremendous benefits in long term rehabilitation. In addition you will experience an improvement in muscle tone and cardiovascular efficiency, increased stamina and a general feeling of well being that effective exercise brings.
The Key Benefits of Pilates:
- Low impact exercise protecting your joints and back
- You will improve your posture
- You will increase your core strength and stability
- You will improve your flexibility
- You will develop a greater resistance to back ache, general aches, pains and minor injuries
- You will improve your cardiovascular efficiency and blood circulation
- You will reduce stress and gain a general feeling of well being that comes from undertaking regular exercise
1:1 or 1:2 Personal Pilates Instructor At Harpenden Physiotherapy
We understand that some patients do not want to join a large class and in some cases close supervision is more beneficial to understand your specific physiological needs. Intensive 1:1 or 1:2 sessions will give you a much clearer understanding of how Pilates works and helps develop your technique before you may wish to enter a larger Pilates programme.
If one of our Physiotherapists at the Harpenden clinic has suggested that the exercise will aid in your rehabilitation and you choose to take a class, our instructors will, in conjunction with your physiotherapist, develop a personalised programme for you.
The First Time Or Years Of Experience
There is no better way than experiencing Pilates on your own or with a friend where you have the undivided attention of your instructor. Even if you have practiced the exercise for a number of years you may benefit from a 1:1 session to learn further techniques; afterall there are over 500 different movements.