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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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
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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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Kate's instructions were clear and easy to understand. Unlike other instructors teaching a big class of 40 people, Kate tends to every person in the room which is one of the things I like because it is more personal. There were a few times where ...Read review on facebook
I attend physiolates one a week due to ongoing neck back and shoulder muscular and joint pain. Since starting the classes I am more aware of my posture when sitting and standing which has helped immensely. I would recommend to anyone who has any general ...Read review on facebook
Physiolates helped me to recover from a long-term shoulder injury that I sustained in the gym. I started doing private 1 hour sessions with Kate and then moved onto weekly group classes. I have really noticed an improvement in my posture and the strength in ...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
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I can really recommend having Pilates here. Excellent,highly skilled instructors who make the sessions go really quickly . The benefits of the Pilates instructors all being physiotherapists is huge . A big thanks to Kate and her team . Chrissie B. ...Read review on facebook
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