Pilates is a system of over 500 controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the whole body. Pilates’ focus is on quality of movement rather than quantity, which makes you feel invigorated rather than exhausted after a session.
What is Pilates?
It is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, balance and coordination, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates works several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous motion, with a particular concentration on strengthening and stabilizing the core (the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle region).
Who can I benefit from doing Pilates?
Pilates is for everyone! Pilates is for all ages, physical abilities and fitness levels. At Neurolink Physiotherapy we offer individualized programs for all our current and new clients who have acquired or progressive neurological impairments.
Pilates also suits an aging population because it enhances circulation, flexibility, and builds muscle mass without stressing joints in a gradual manner.
We have been using and adapting Pilates for the neurological rehabilitation for the past few years and have found it to be invaluable in physical ability in a functional and dynamic approach.
What training do your instructors have?
Our instructors are trained to the highest standards and have extensive experience in delivering Pilates therapy in clinic and community based environments. Our instructors regularly attend conferences and Pilates courses to ensure that you get the most effective rehabilitation possible using the latest Pilates techniques.
What are Pilates exercises like?
Pilates focussed on a combination of fine control, breathing, co-ordination and flow of movement; all of which are taught at your own pace. The combination of these elements are designed to maximise results. During a session, we will progress through a variety of positions to create a programme specifically designed to work towards your goals.
The movements are designed to work several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous motion, with a particular concentration on strengthening and stabilizing the body’s core (the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle region).
The result is a balanced approach to exercise where no muscle group is overworked or under-worked, and the body works as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.