Pilates is a form of exercise created by Joseph Pilates. He was born with poor health and dedicated his life to improving his physical health. He believed that bad lifestyle, posture and breathing has its roots in poor health. Therefore, Pilates teaches you to control your muscles through mind, build a stronger body to support you and become more aware of breathing. You will learn to gain complete control of your body.
Pilates classes follow a principle of mobility, flexibility, strength and perfect movement patterns through a series of exercises. Pilates is for those who want to improve postural strength or who need help to recover from injuries / pain.
Everyone is unique, this is why an initial assessment is essential to tailor a unique program to help you as well as to track progression. All movements are modified for your needs and you can be 100% sure that you are doing the exercise correctly. If you are in pain, this can be easily taken in to account as we will aim to improve your pain, pathology and function.
Pilates can speed up your recovery process or it can work as a preventative exercise for pain. Here at SW19 Osteopaths, Pilates classes are taught by an Osteopath specifically trained in injury rehabilitation, who assesses and understands each individual's body.
Conditions Pilates can help:
Lower back pain / lumbago
Sciatica / Neuropathic pain