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Introduction to Modified Pilates

Modified Pilates was developed by two Australian physiotherapists who formed the Australian physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in 2001. They saw the need for modified traditional Pilates training exercise programme in the clinical setting.

Modified Pilates is designed especially for people who have or have had pain or injuries. It retrains core stabilisation dynamically which in turn reconditions the body from the central core to treat and prevent the recurrence of pain. The core consists of the abdominal muscles (of which there four layers), the pelvic floor, the diaphragm and the back muscles, which also utilises the gluteal or buttock muscles, muscles around the shoulders and shoulder blades, and deep neck flexor muscles. A stable core is essential for maintaining correct posture, good control of movement and balance of the whole body.

The aim of modified Pilates is to teach the muscles to hold the pelvic and spinal alignment while moving the limbs to help eliminate abnormal patterns of movement and to aid daily functional activities. Matwork exercises are broken down into levels of exercise that allow gradual progression towards normal functional movement. This method of exercise is supported by scientific evidence as effective on spinal and pelvic stability.

EDPSIC Ltd Pilates classes differ from general Pilates classes because ours are led by Chartered Physiotherapists who have experience in treating spinal problems and sports injuries. Physiotherapists have a good understanding of methods of posture correction, and how to address abnormal movement and muscle imbalances. Modified Pilates is a form of exercise that can help to provide a balanced aligned body. It is a mind and body centring technique, and combines breathing with precise body movements. All prospective participants attend an assessment at the clinic. This assessment ensures that information
is noted so all medical and physical needs of participants can be met during the classes.

The maximum number of participants per class is 12. This allows the physiotherapist sufficient time to assist each individual with each exercise.

For each class participants should bring a towel, a bottle of water and wear loose-fitting clothing appropriate for exercise.

Mats and neck pillows are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Classes take place at St Peter's Church, Church Street, Sidford and Beer C of E primary School. Free parking is available at each venue.

When enrolling, you have the choice of venues and times. The fee for your initial beginner's course is £25 for the initial assessment plus £11 per class. The number of classes per course may vary from 5 to 7. Payment is due in full prior to the beginning of the course.


5 Key Elements To Modified Pilates

The Pilates History

The Pilates Technique

The Pilates Rest Position

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To enrol for East Devon Physio Modified Pilates Rehabilitation Programme please telephone 01395 578656 or email: info@eastdevonphysio.co.uk

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