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Pilates is a mind and body exercise approach aimed at improving spinal stability and posture. It is a low impact form of exercise designed to strengthen the deep abdominals and gluteal muscles, which helps to support our lower backs and hips.
Pilates helps to improve body awareness while challenging the body to develop strength and endurance. By doing this you can see improvements posture, reduction in pain, increase in strength, flexibility and conditioning of the whole body.
Pilates is an excellent form of physical activity and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It is something that can be done individually or as part of a group, at varying levels and paces. It can be particularly beneficial for those with back pain, sports injuries, arthritis and stress related illness, as well as during and after pregnancy.
Why Choose Physio led Pilates NI?
Our Pilates instructors are Senior Chartered Physiotherapists, who spend a large part of their working lives assessing, treating and prescribing therapeutic exercises for a wide range of pain and movement dysfunction conditions. They have a wealth of knowledge and extensive practical experience in providing instruction for all levels in a safe yet effective manner.
We teach the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) modified Pilates method. This is the only Pilates institute in Europe founded and directed by fully qualified physiotherapists. The APPI have modified the traditional Joseph Pilates exercises, founder of the Pilates technique, which were originally devised for elite athletes, to allow all abilities access to the many benefits it provides.
The exercises are graded so that we ensure you are recruiting the correct deep core muscles during the exercises. We then build up the load and balance requirements of the Pilates exercise, leading to more strength, stability and flexibility.
At Physio led Pilates NI you can feel assured that the exercises will be performed safely, effectively and modified to the appropriate level for you, under the expert guidance of an experienced Physiotherapist.
Benefits of Physio Led Pilates
The benefits of Pilates are far reaching. Pilates works the entire body and can be beneficial to the sporting athlete, through to the sedentary office worker, wanting to improve their posture.
Improved body awareness & posture
Increased strength & tone of the Core and whole body