With pilates, you can achieve better posture, improve your flexibility and core stability, increase general strength and correct muscle imbalances.
Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates back in the early 20th century. Pilates exercises put an emphasis on the precision and control of movement, breathing, posture and activation of the deep core muscles. This makes pilates a great form of exercise for injury rehabilitation and also as part of a balanced exercise routine.
At Balanced Physiotherapy and Pilates we start with modified Pilates exercises to ensure that you are engaging the correct muscles at the right time whilst developing good body awareness. Pilates exercises are then slowly and safely progressed to challenge you at the right level to achieve better strength and flexibility.
At Balanced, you can choose between taking mat or Clinical Pilates classes. Mat classes consist of exercises performed on the floor and may use the Pilates props (magic circle, small balls, theraband etc.). Clinical Pilates classes are tailored to the individual and use floor exercises as well as the Pilates large equipment (reformer, trapeze table, wunda chair etc.). Follow the links below to learn more.