What is Pilates?
Pilates is an innovative and safe method of exercising to develop a balanced body and improve posture, strength, core stability, flexibility and balance. It is classed as a mind-body form of exercise, as mental focus is key to enabling smooth, flowing and co-ordinated movements. Exercises can be modified to suit all level of abilities with a key focus on progression into functional movements.
The introduction of Pilates came from Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s and was used widely within the dance community. Later in the 1990’s Pilates was further modified by physiotherapists as a form of rehabilitation. It used the principles first developed by Joseph and combined the traditional moves with techniques used in physiotherapy to provide stability and a safer form of exercise that could be accessed by people recovering from injuries.
Here at MNC we have an in depth knowledge of efficient functional movement and how movement sequences are adapted as a result of damage to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Using the framework of the Bobath concept combined with pilates ensures that our staff use skilled handling to direct the nervous system to recover lost movement potential and maintain movement abilities for our clients.
Neuro Pilates can be an effective supplement to your physiotherapy sessions with a qualified physiotherapist trained through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). We can provide 45/60 minute one to one treatment sessions that will be tailor to your individual needs, we can be specific to areas that you want to improve or to help motivate and encourage you to work that extra bit harder.
In the beginning your physiotherapist will complete an assessment with a focus on Pilates. During this assessment the physiotherapist will talk through the fundamentals of Pilates and how to correctly engage the core stability muscles, set your posture, tune into breathing techniques which enables you to get the most out of the sessions. Exercise sessions will include a variety of exercises that will challenge your core stability muscles as well strengthening the arms and legs, correcting your technique as needed. To maintain progress, your physiotherapist will be able to provide you with a bespoke home exercise programme that you can practise in between your sessions.
If you would like to book an assessment, or find out more…then contact our admin team.