How it Works
Find out exactly how Pilates works.
Physiolates is a well-developed service ran by highly qualified physiotherapists and sports therapists to bring one to one Pilates sessions and Pilates group classes to you. Pilates is an excellent form of exercise designed to increase your core stability muscles. It is a combination of exercises which challenge the core muscles by using your body weight or small pieces of equipment.
How Pilates Works
Pilates works by activating the muscles which lie deep around the spine, pelvis and hips which are often weak. Exercising the deep core muscles allows them to become stronger, resulting in greater trunk and pelvis stability. Pilates aims to develop a strong central core to the body to give greater support to joints, improve posture and increase power production for the whole body, leading to many benefits for all.
Pilates combines 5 key elements in its exercises:
- Core activation
- Head placement
- Ribcage placement
- Shoulder blade placement
Your therapist will teach you how to incorporate these elements into each exercise.
You will become familiar with how Pilates works in just a couple of sessions. Exercises are progressed the stronger you get. You can expect to see results from 8 sessions of Pilates, or sooner if you practice the Pilates techniques at home between sessions.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is unique as it can benefit many people in many different ways. Benefits of Pilates include:
- Increased core stability
- Better postural alignment
- Improved overall well-being
- Reduced pain
- Reduced risk of injury
- Greater power production in sports
- Accelerated speed of recovery post injury
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Jodie is a fantastic physiolates teacher. The class sizes aren't too big so she is able to give individual hands on feedback when needed. She also adapts the exercises for any abilities in the same class. I have only been to three sessions and already ...Read review on facebook
I've been coming to Pilates classes here for nearly two years now and have found them to be a real life changer. I suffer with chronic back pain and I find the classes really help strengthen my core and relieve a lot of my pain. ...Read review on facebook
Really great, small classes and the instruction is tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses, with a range of modifications for each exercise. I started coming with the aim to reduce the pain I experience from Rheumatoid Arthritis combined with hypermobility, and to try and ...Read review on facebook
This is possibly the best place to do Pilates in Manchester. Instruction is led by qualified physiotherapists so there's plenty of focus on technique, which I've found lacking in classes elsewhere. Kate Hindley's classes are particularly good - she caters for beginners, intermediate ...Read review on facebook
My massage therapist recommended me to try Physiolates as I have a very bad posture which causes chronic back and neck pains. I spend most of my days working on my computer or being in meetings so my neck, shoulders and lower back is always ...Read review on facebook
I love my pilates classes here with Kate. The classes are small and feel very personal; everyone works at the right level for them. That doesn't mean Kate doesn't challenge you, it's no easy ride, and I have definitely seem improvements not just with my ...Read review on facebook
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