Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for any age group and for all your exercise needs. Whether you are recovering from an injury, you want to increase your flexibility and strength or you want to better your technique at other sports by using your body more efficiently Pilates can help you. It also helps to prevent injury, and helps to tone your body, or recondition your body after pregnancy.
At the Harrison Clinic we are now offering one to one Pilates lessons with a qualified Physiotherapist with special interest in Pilates and Qualified in APPI Pilates (Australian Physiotherapist in Pilates Institute). With a one to one Pilates session you can ensure that you are doing exercises that are correct for you, suitable to your own specific needs. With individual care and attention you can be sure that you are performing the exercises correctly, which will lead to you seeing improvements more quickly.
It is important to build a good technique from the beginning, then allowing you to progress with ease and confidence in to the higher level exercises. It is a form of exercise that starts with engaging the core muscles, these include the transversus abdominus, pelvic floor and diaphragm muscles and then build on this core contraction to add in resistance and load to strengthen the core and condition the body.
What does it do for you?
- Improves core strength
- Improves flexibility
- Improves posture
- Improves balance and control
- Improves muscle efficiency
- Relieves back pain
- Relieves postural aches and pains
- Helps to prevent injuries
- Improves performance in a wide range of sports
If you are looking to return to exercise but need to start gently and build up at a level suitable for you, or you are looking to improve your core strength to help recover post injury, childbirth or if you want to prevent further reoccurrence of injury then Pilates will be suitable for you.
Start Pilates today and make a positive change to your life.