Pilates is a form of low impact exercise which helps to condition both the mind and the body. It targets the core muscles of the body together with the muscles of the abdomen, spine and other major joints such as your shoulders and hips. Pilates is highly effective at improving muscular balance, flexibility, mobility and postural alignment. It can also be used to help reduce and alleviate any aches and pains. Of most relevance, it can be extremely good for managing both back and neck pain.
Pilates can help to:
- Increase core muscle strength
- Reduce muscle imbalances
- Ease musculoskeletal pain
- Reduce the risk of injury
- Improve muscle tone and flexibility
- Improve balance and posture
- Relieve stress and tension
- Enhance a sense of mindfulness, well-being and relaxation
- Pre and postnatal exercise
At Physio Falmouth Plus all classes are run by a fully qualified musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has expert knowledge of how the musculoskeletal system works and experience in rehabilitation exercise. We are also APPI trained, a highly regarded provider which only delivers Pilates training to physiotherapists and other qualified health professionals. This therefore means that any Pilates offered is based on comprehensive physiotherapy knowledge and insight into any musculoskeletal conditions that you may have.
Pilates exercises require a good level of quality and control. As a result, we do not believe that Pilates can be learnt well within a large class or from a book or DVD. Throughout all of our classes, we will assess and perfect your technique. This is to ensure that all of the exercises are performed safely and effectively to enable you to really get the most out of each class. All exercises will start at a basic level and will be progressed slowly as both your ability and confidence grow.
We currently offer one-to-one classes. This therefore means that a high level of individual attention and guidance can be provided throughout each session.