What is Pilates?
Pilates is founded on a set of philosophies which exercise the whole body through a range of mat and equipment-based exercises. Pilates combines breathing, the co-ordination of deep postural and stability muscles and arm & leg actions with postural improvement, suppleness and flexibility. With regular training, Pilates strengthens the body, improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. Recently Pilates has been embraced by athletes, exercise enthusiasts and within the health rehabilitation sector. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury. Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of capability. Scientific research is starting to provide evidence of its success on reducing pain, improving physical fitness, movement and well-being.
One to One Pilates Sessions
We offer one to one Pilates sessions for our patients here that focuses on posture, alignment and core strength. Typically, long term injuries are best treated with a combination of Osteopathy and one to one Pilates sessions. This lets the Osteopath to closely assess you and develop a Rehabilitation Pilates programme best matched for your individual needs.
Usha Balasingam who trained with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in London) to teach Matwork Pilates brings years of experience to help her patients jn Ashford and Dover to achieve their fitness goals after their osteopathy and acupuncture treatments.
If you want to find out more, we will be happy to talk to you about how Pilates can help you achieve your goals.