Kate Hindley - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Lead Physiolates Instructor
I'm a qualified physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal care and I started my Pilates training to aid clinical rehabilitation with my patients. Little did I know I'd soon be hooked on the Pilates method after seeing the results with both the patients and myself! I’ve completed APPI matwork level 1, 2 and 3 as well as antenatal/postnatal Pilates courses. I also passed the APPI matwork examination which means I can call myself an APPI certified Pilates instructor.
I lead the Physiolates service and run a number of classes from beginner to advanced level. It’s perfect for me as I get to work out at work! It’s amazing to see the Pilates bug catch onto others, whether they are patients, injury free, sports people or they are just coming to de-stress!
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Kate's Blog Posts
Daily Pilates Vs Inactivity for Patients with Low Back Pain
Reviewing the Evidence Low back pain (LBP) is the most common reason why people attend our Physiolates private sessions and classes, and also the most common problem I treat as a physiotherapist. Patients tell me they want less pain, normal function and less stress – but is there any evidence to support Pilates for improving […]
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What Is Pilates?
What is Pilates, and why should I be doing it? Pilates is a form of exercise, designed to improve the overall health of individuals, to either prevent injuries or help recovery following them. It’s also a great way of maintaining health in someone who’s already fit and healthy. Pilates specifically targets the smaller stability muscles […]
Stability (The Best Exercises)
Welcome back for part 2 of our ‘best of’ Pilates exercise lists, where we recommend our top 5 exercises for specific problems. We’ve already covered posture and strength, and this time round we’ll be covering flexibility and stability.Stability When we talk about stability in the world of Pilates, we’re talking about Joseph Pilates’ key principles […]
Reviewing the Evidence: Effects of Core and Gluteal Strengthening on Chronic Low Back Pain Patients
Background Information Lower back pain is very common; this study reports it to affect 60-80% of people at some point in their life. Weakening of the core muscles reduces trunk activity due to pain, structural damage and inhibition of the reflex muscle contraction mechanism, leading to disuse, muscle atrophy and more damage. Adams (2004) reported […]
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Pilates for the SuperMUM!
Feel you don’t have time? Or if you have time you’re just too tired to get to the gym? It’s not easy being a superMUM, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have time to take care of yourself. Take a break and try these simple exercises to help you feel healthier, more energetic and […]
History of Pilates
When did it all start? The Pilates Method of exercise can trace it’s origins back to over 80 years ago, and was conceived by a German gentleman who went by the name of Joseph (you guessed it) Pilates. It’s reported that Mr Pilates himself was rather frail as a child, and so he turned to […]
Benefits of a Pilates Private Session
Personal approach: Private Sessions are designed to be specific to YOU. From the moment you walk into the session, to when you walk out the Pilates is about tailoring a program to your needs. Each muscle group is assessed for its strength, endurance and effectiveness. Ever wonder if the exercises that you’re doing are targeting […]