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What is Pilates?

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a type of physical exercise which consists of a low impact muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and core-based movements. Often Pilates is looked at as a type of physical exercise, however it is also a useful tool in rehabilitation and treating chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Benefits of Pilates?

There are many benefits from Pilates. Pilates movements focus on strengthening individual muscle groups as well as lengthening the muscles which provides the ideal exercise for those not looking to pack on muscle bulk. Increased flexibility and mobility are often two of the most important benefits from Pilates which have a positive influence on balance and coordination.

Who is suitable for Pilates?

Pilates is suitable for all ages, male and female. It is a great form of exercise for those who are looking for a stepping stone to get back into more rigorous activity. Pilates is a great from of exercise post pregnancy for those who feel as though they’ve lost core strength and looking to get toned. Those suffering from chronic long term musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back or neck pain will greatly benefit from core based and strengthening exercises in Pilates.

What do we offer at North West Physiotherapy?

  • Small class sizes with group based or individually tailored classes suitable for all individuals regardless of fitness level. Benefits of the small classes include detailed demonstrations by the instructor, feedback on technique and form of the exercise being performed and a friendly and enjoyable environment.
  • Mat based Pilates and equipment focusing on low impact, functional specific exercises.
  • Classes run for 50 minutes – Health fund rebates applicable
  • Initial one-on-one assessment required before commencing

Peter – North West Physiotherapy Eatons Hill