Pilates and the benefits with Physiotherapy Matters

June 28, 2017

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a low impact exercise based programme that uses scientifically proven movement patterns to work to prevent injury, improve stability and flexibility whist maintaining a good posture.    Benefits have not only shown to improve balances within the muscular-skeletal system it is also shown to increase mental well-being, and is used widely for relaxation, that is without it just being trendy!

Can it ease my pain?

A question I hear most days in clinical practice.   yes, it can help to ease your pain.   Pilates works to improve strength and function especially in the deep muscles within our body.  These are known as our stabilisers.  These work to protect our joints, if these are weak joints can be vulnerable and susceptible to pain.

Pilates  | Physiotherapy MattersIt’s Easy on Your Joints?

Yes, Pilates does not only work to stabilise the joint, we work to articulate and improve movement and function of an individual joint.   Pilates is a low impact and low intensity type of workout. The movements are easy on the body, making it possible for people of all ages with or without pain to participate in the workouts.  Pilates focuses on balancing the core of your body to improve posture. You strengthen and stretch your spine, knees, hips, and shoulders during a workout. Besides improving your range of motion, posture, and flexibility, you will also increase circulation and abdominal strength.

Pilates is it just for women or injured people?   

Absolutely not, Pilates has been shown to enhance sports performance premiership football teams are currently using the Pilates methods to prevent injury and improve performance.  Pilates in Elite sport has been shown to reduce frequency of injury, improve power and function by improving muscular imbalances and posture.

What is APPI and why is it different?

The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) is a world leading provider of Pilates and has recently featured in Tatler magazine as an exceptional Pilates based program.    Why?  It has been designed by physiotherapists, based on current research for the spine and based on individual needs with classes and sessions based on precision, skill and ability of each individual building through the stages making APPI methods completely adaptable.

Pilates aims too:  

  • Provide Rehab for Injury
  • Retrain correct posture and body alignment
  • Improve range of motion
  • Support your spine for safe sport and strength training.
  • Provide you with relaxation and improve general well-being

About Me:

Sara Mather | Senior Physiotherapist | Physiotherapy MattersSara qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 she is a keen sportswoman and regularly plays golf and swims, Sara has been using the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates method in clinical practice on a 1-2-1 basis for a year and has more recently been teaching this method in a group environment.   Sara uses the APPI methods for her own sporting performance.

Physiotherapy Matters are offering a bespoke, tailored programme using APPI methods either 1-2-1 with a friend or in a group session.   1-2-1 sessions start from £45 per session. To book for your appointment call us on 0191 285 8701 and speak to Sara.

Why Physiotherapy Matters?

  • Tailored sessions to suit your needs
  • Rehabilitation specific to you
  • Experienced physiotherapists
  • Programmes ensure constant improvement.
  • Uses world renowned APPI Methods

No matter whether your condition was caused by a sport, work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you.

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