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What is Pilates?



Pilates is a form of exercise which works to re-train your deep postural muscles to improve core stability. The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk use Pilates combined with physiotherapy as part of your exercise programme to help develop your strength, coordination and flexibility. Or you may want to join one of our Pilates classes.


Our therapists may incorporate pilates based exercises into treatment sessions to target specific areas of weakness.Above: Our therapists may incorporate pilates based exercises into treatment sessions to target specific areas of weakness.



What are the benefits of Pilates?



The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk are able to combine physiotherapy principles with Pilates to teach you how to target your core abdominal and spinal muscles. This can then bring about the following benefits:
  • Decrease pain
  • Correct and improve your posture
  • Develop your strength and flexibility of your spine
  • Improve overall fitness
  • Increase the range of movement of joints
  • Improve breathing control
  • Stress relief and relaxation



We encourage slow and controlled, deep breathing throughout our pilate based exercises.Above: We encourage slow and controlled, deep breathing throughout our pilate based exercises.



Who will benefit from Pilates?



Anyone can benefit from Pilates. Our specialist physiotherapists use Pilates to treat a variety of conditions:

How can Pilates help me?

  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Corrects muscle imbalance
  • Restores normal and efficient movement patterns
  • Reduces pain from poor posture
  • Encourages the correct alignment of the spine
  • Improve movement control
  • Increase muscle tone
For a specially designed Pilates exercise programme designed by one of our specialist physiotherapists, please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800 to arrange a full assessment today or enquire about our classes.