I trained with the APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) one of the world leaders in Pilates training. The Pilates I teach is a modified form, which breaks down the original Pilates exercises and then rebuilds them, bit by bit, working with each individual’s body. With my background specialising in Musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, and with many years experience of looking at and studying the human body, I am able to quickly identify and correct dysfunctional movement patterns and make sure you are practicing the exercises correctly for YOUR body.
I see a lot of people who have been recommended Pilates by their GP or Physio as a way of managing their chronic low back pain, or other injuries and long term conditions. Pilates is a great way to keep mobile, build strength, gain body awareness, improve posture and manage pain.
However, it’s not only those with injuries or back pain that can benefit from Pilates. If you do lots of sports, having good form and a strong core is SO important. Sometimes at the gym when doing a lot of repetitions of a movement or feeling competitive in a class, we often forget about form and good alignment and just blast the movements out. By doing regular Pilates you should become more body aware and be able to correct yourself. This means that you are less likely to get an injury. Which, let’s face it, is a really good thing!
It is really important to start Pilates slowly and build up to the more advanced exercises, as good technique is essential. All the exercises should be performed with precision, and even the most simple movements can be challenging when done correctly. Through the exercises you should gain a much deeper understanding of your body in your daily life.