Posted on 12th June 2016 by Fiona
Pilates classes are a big part of what we offer here at goPhysio in Chandlers Ford. However, the Pilates classes we run at goPhysio are a little different to others you may experience in the area. Our Pilates is in essence ‘Rehabilitation Pilates’.
Rehabilitation Pilates is different to a traditional class you may attend at the gym or local hall.
Rehabilitation Pilates has been specifically developed for use by physiotherapists. All of our instructors are both Charted Physiotherapists and are trained by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), which is the world leader in rehabilitation Pilates.
Rehabilitation Pilates exercises target the deep postural muscles of the tummy and spine to improve central ‘core stability’ & posture. They also help improve spinal mobility, increase flexibility of the key trunk and leg muscle groups and improve body and postural awareness. This type of Pilates is particularly suitable for you if you suffer with back or neck pain or have suffered a specific injury. It is also a great way of preventing injuries or preparing for sport.
People who come along to our Pilates classes tend to fall into one of 5 categories:
- They’ve had an injury and have been seeing us for Physiotherapy. Once they are nearing recovery, they start with Pilates to both continue their recovery and help improve their physical ability to stop the injury coming back.
- They have been advised to start Pilates by another health care practitioner (e.g. Consultant or GP) and want to join a Physio led class to make sure they have the right support in the class and adequately experienced Instructor.
- They’ve suffered with back or neck pain (or other injuries) on and off for years and have heard Pilates is great to stop it re-occurring.
- They’ve been to another Pilates class elsewhere but felt that the class size was too big and they weren’t getting enough attention or support from the instructor. We even have people who’ve picked up an injury at other classes from doing Pilates incorrectly.
- They’ve just heard wonderful things about Pilates and want to experience the benefits too in a friendly, supportive environment!
As our instructors are also Physiotherapist, you have ‘on hand’ expertise ready to share their knowledge and advice at every class. They have such an extensive knowledge of the human body and also injury, so can tailor each class to the individual needs and make sure you really get the most out of it for you. The classes only ever have a maximum of 8 participants, so you are always under the watchful eye to make sure you’re doing the exercises correctly and be progressed when needed.
There is a real skill in getting the Pilates exercises right and this needs concentration, guidance and attention.
Take a look at our class timetable to see the classes we run at goPhysio.
Questions we’re often asked about our classes
How many people come to the Pilates classes? The numbers for each class are strictly limited to a maximum of 8. This is to ensure that we maintain a high quality class, with the instructor being able to give sufficient attention & support to each individual.
How do I book onto a Pilates class? If you want to join our classes you can give us a call at the clinic on 02380253317 or email us. We’ll help find the most suitable class for you, we’ll can chat through the booking process and organise payment for the class. Alternatively, If you are currently attending goPhysio, chat to your Physio or our Reception team, who can organise for you to attend a class.
How much do the classes cost? We normally run our courses in 8 week blocks. The cost of each 8 week course is £100.
Why do I need a 1-2-1 before I start Pilates? We do advocate that if you haven’t seen us at goPhysio before you have a 30 minute 1-to-1 pilates session, before joining a class. This will enable our Pilates Instructor to help you to get 110% out of your Pilates! This is norma;l procedure for anyone starting a Physio led Pilates course. These 1-2-1 appointments cost £35.