Clinical Pilates

Pilates classes are held at LBhealthcare. Led by our fully qualified Pilates Instructors you can experience and benefit from this proven method of exercise.

Pilates is a complete exercise method developed by its founder Joseph Pilates over the course of a lifetime dedicated to improving physical and mental health. Pilates focuses on building your body’s core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises. By core strength, we are talking about your back, abdominal and pelvic muscles which form your cylinder of stability. Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles however and not only provides a complete body workout (you will be working muscles you didn’t even know you had!), but also helps you develop an awareness of how your body works, helping your mind and body to work in harmony.

Pilates is based on eight principles:

  • Relaxation
  • Alignment
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Routine
  • Breathing
  • Centring
  • Flowing movement

At LBhealthcare we teach Modified Pilates aimed at injury prevention and rehabilitation. Following an assessment, your individual goals will be taken into consideration when planning for the classes and every effort is taken to chose or adapt the exercises to suit your needs. Traditional Pilates exercises can be very physically demanding on the average individual because some of the positions place large loads on the back and neck. In contrast Modifed Pilates exercises are Pilates’ original matwork exercises which have been adapted for the clinical population. Modified Pilates focuses on retraining the deep abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles that researchers have found to vital in back stability and rehabilitation.

1-2-1 Clinical Pilates sessions are highly advantageous for learning the correct technique for exercises and performing them safely without aggravating any pre – existing injuries. All our clinical Pilates sessions are also led by qualified Sports therapists or Physiotherapists , who are experts in injury, pain and human movement therefore we ensure the highest quality in delivery in your sessions

Pilates is beneficial for:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Poor postures
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Stress related illness
  • Preventing injury and enhancing performance

Classes available Tuesday 11.00-12.00 with Karla Lambert

*30 minute pilates foundation and assessment required for all new patients

For enquiries, please email or call 01489 569888

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