Pilates is an exercise technique designed to strengthen muscles that support and stabilise the spine in everyday movements. Research has found that weakness in specific muscle groups such as the multifidus, transverse abdominus and pelvic floor are a significant contributor to ongoing back pain. Part of our commitment here at Pinnacle Spine & Sports is to not just get you out of pain, but stop the pain from coming back. A course of Pilates is one of the best ways to aid in this.
We run two types of Pilates classes here, though both are somewhat similar in their approach. They are:
- Physio Pilates: run by one of our physiotherapists, these classes are preceded by a one-on-one consultation with the physio to assess your specific condition. Classes are an intermediate level, or one-on-one sessions are also available. Minimal equipment used. CLICK HERE for more info on Physio Pilates including timetable & costs.
- Matwork Pilates: run in the evening (currently Monday evenings) by Pilates trained fitness therapist Gayle Wakeling-Taylor. Suitable for beginners through to advanced, all exercises are floor exercises performed on mats. CLICK HERE for more info on matwork Pilates including timetable & costs.
Founded by the late Joseph Pilates who was born in Germany in 1883, it has continued to be taught since his death by his many disciples and is taught in several different forms today.
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.”
– Joseph H. Pilates