Are Pilates Sessions for Me?
Pilates targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine. Pilates sessions incorporate exercise science principles to help with injury rehabilitation. This prevents muscular and spinal injuries, back, neck and joint pain. The exercise repertoire encourages patients to train their bodies in a safe and controlled manner with no tension.
However it isn’t solely for injured patients! If you are looking for a functional addition to your current training programme, then Pilates will compliment and enhance your fitness levels and core strength. It is a work out! You will feel the benefits after the first session. Leave the studio feeling like you have had a great session. And consequently develop a deeper understanding of how to correctly engage your deep core stabilisers.
- Treat chronic pain and neurological disorders, orthopaedic and sports injuries, osteoporosis and scoliosis of the spine.
- Improve strength and muscular endurance.
- Develop flexibility and balance.
- Improve joint mobility.
- Improve posture and help mothers–to-be with postural alignment (pre/post natal)
- Help with athletic conditioning.
- Make you feel GREAT!
What is STOTT Pilates?
STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. It is based on the modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation. It is recognised globally for quality and training excellence. STOTT Pilates offers varying levels of movement — essential, intermediate and advanced. This therefore ensures the exercise needs of all clients, from post-rehab to elite athlete are met.
What is APPI Pilates?
APPI was established 19 years ago by two Australian Physiotherapists, Glenn and Elisa Withers. As Physiotherapists, they found that the benefits of the traditional Pilates exercises were not being optimised. This was due to the high level of strength, control and body awareness required. By modifying the exercises, decreasing the length of the levers (arms or legs), and considering the demands placed on the spine, a new form of Pilates-based exercise was developed. The APPI curriculum is unique as it is the only Pilates programme in the world that was fully designed, taught and developed by Physiotherapists. The APPI method works on a tried and tested 5 stage model. Within each stage are specific exercises to choose from based on the client in front of you. This makes Pilates accessible to all, irrespective of injury, fitness and strength levels, and experience.
The Osteopathic Clinic houses the Pilates Studio in a relaxing, stress-free environment. With plenty of natural light and beautiful views of the garden it provides a welcoming and nurturing environment in which to rehabilitate. It is well equipped with reformers, a trapeze table, ladder barrels, a Wunda chair and the Core Align. Rhea is both STOTT Pilates Reformer and APPI Matwork qualified.
To make an appointment contact The Osteopathic Clinic directly on 02086621155 and ask to book in with Rhea.