Physiotherapy-led Pilates

What Is Physiotherapy-led Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that builds up core strength, flexibility, and body awareness and is designed to promote efficient movement. It was originally developed by Josef Pilates in the early 20th century. Since then, Pilates has been adapted and is now widely used in classes and in rehabilitation by Physiotherapists where it is called physiotherapy-led Pilates. Physiotherapy-led Pilates is a movement class – it teaches you how to move your body in the most efficient and functional way. The movements are performed in a variety of different postures and positions that can translate to your day to day life byimproving your postural habits and movement patterns.

 What Happens In A Pilates Class?

During a Pilates class you are guided through a series of exercises using breathing control and core muscle activation. The exercises are designed to improve the mobility in all the major joints, strengthen and stretch the major muscle groups, engage the core stability muscles as well as activate your proprioceptive and balance centers. The quality of each posture, engagement of the correct muscles and breathing in connection with the movement are key components of the movements.

What are the Benefits of Physiotherapy Led Pilates?

Our Physiotherapy-led Pilates classes are designed and delivered by chartered and CORU-registered physiotherapist Nigel Plummer who has a special interest in exercise therapy. You can read more about Nigel’s background and experience here. We keep the class numbers small  so that participants can be closely supervised as they are guided through the exercises in a safe and effective manner. Physiotherapists are experts in modifying and adapting exercises for the individuals with acute or chronic injuries or limited mobility. Physiotherapy led Pilates classes aim to help you reach your goal regardless of your age or ability and is particularly suitable for those recovering from pain or injury.

Who would benefit from Physiotherapy led Pilates?

With a range of ability levels, modifications and adaptations available, Pilates can benefit a wide range of people. Pilates classes improve your flexibility, strength, stability, balance, proprioception, body awareness, posture and help with stress management and relaxation. It is also a fun way to get moving and get healthy in a relaxed social environment. 

Where are the classes and how much do they cost?

Our classes are held in our spacious exercise studio at Evidence-Based Therapy Centre on Fairgreen Road. Currently we have a mixed ability class running on Tuesday evenings 7pm – 7:50pm.

Classes cost €140 for a block of 8 classes. The next block of classes starts on Tuesday 25th October and runs for 8 weeks with the last class on 13th December.

If you would like to book a spot for this block of classes with Nigel, then please call the clinic on 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact page.