Clinical Pilates is a series of mat based exercises in various different body positions which have been adapted by physiotherapists to make them more suitable for patients with pain in the back, pelvis and hip, shoulder and neck and those recovering from injury.
The exercises focus on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing. By retraining the deep abdominal and spinal muscles, pilates can also help to prevent the recurrence of back pain in combination with correct back care, advice and gentle aerobic activity.
Cranfold runs small mixed ability classes with a maximum of 8-10 people, subject to location, to ensure that the correct guidance is given to everyone in the class. This allows our instructors to ensure that the exercises are being completed correctly and if necessary adapt the exercise to suit the individual.
Prior to joining a Pilates class you will have a 1:1 session with the instructor here in the clinic. In this session you will cover the basic exercises and techniques. This session also allows our instructors to find out about any injuries you may have, enabling them to adapt the exercises in the class for you as necessary.
Classes are run in terms of 5 or 6 weeks, with dates arranged and bookings made in advance for a term of Pilates classes.