Treatments

Physiotherapy and Pilates

Over recent years, physiotherapists worldwide have discovered Pilates (core strengthening) as a great addition to help their patients.

Many injuries seen in a physiotherapy clinic today are caused by problems with posture, balance, core strength, flexibility or movements control; all of which pilates helps to improve.

Our physiotherapist and pilates instructors work alongside each other to help the patient recover and stay that way.

Our team can help if:
  • You would like to join a pilates class specific to you (maximum 6 to a class).
  • You would like closer pilates care with a 1-2-1 session.
  • You would like a physio assessment to diagnose an injury before joining a pilates class.

For more information, see the Ruislip Pilates website.  

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a corrective exercise training method devised by Joseph Pilates. Originally called Contrology, Joseph Pilates saw his method as a Mind and Body exercise system to improve

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Co-Ordination
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Breathing Control

The original system consists of 34 matwork exercises and also equipment exercises on specialist machinery, which was invented and used by Joseph Pilates.

Over the years Pilates has been modified by some of the older generation instructors and more recently by Physiotherapists with their research based approach to the method.

Michael King director and founder of the Pilates Institute UK adapted the original work and devised a system used by Physiotherapists today known as the Pilates Institute Modified Method.