Pilates is a conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen, spine, hips and shoulders to improve overall stability and posture. It was originally developed in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates to improve the abilities of the dancers he worked with. Since then Pilates has become much more mainstream and popular as an exercise regime used by recreational and professional athletes, ante/post natal women and for rehabilitation purposes.
Clinical Pilates uses a number of original and modified Pilates exercises and is given on a prescriptive basis and is instructed by a qualified physiotherapist after musculoskeletal or injury assessment. At Physio Effect we deliver matwork and small equipment based clinical Pilates on a 1 to 1 basis as part of your rehabilitation. This may be suggested as the most effective form of treatment for your condition by your physiotherapist on assessment.