Pilates is an exercise system that trains the whole body, improving balance, muscle strength, posture and flexibility.
- Relieves stress and tension
- Can help alleviate back pain
- Improves fitness and general mobility
- Low impact exercise that is suitable for all
- Assists recovery from injury and illness
- Improves muscle strength, endurance and performance
Courses run in half termly blocks of 6 or 7 weeks
All classes are mixed ability and require an individual assessment prior to participation to assess suitability for inclusion into the class. No previous Pilates experience is necessary.
1:1 and 1:2 pilates sessions with our Chartered Physiotherpists are available at our Chichester clinic. Programmes are tailor made to suit your requirements, using matwork and small equipment and or the pilates reformer.
The reformer is a verstaile pilates machine which enables patients to carry out resisted pilates exercises for the whole body in a wide variety of positions.
Reformer Pilates is particularly useful for those who are unable to exercise in a lying position such as pregnant ladies or very frail patients. At the other end of the spectrum it can be used to carry out advanced strengthening and balance exercises in standing, for example for those wanting to prepare for the ski season.
Standing Strong Exercise Class
These “low impact” physiotherapist led classes are perfect for those who would find getting on and off the floor for mat based exercises difficult, or those who have health concerns that prevent them from attending more mainstream classes.
Aims Of Class
- Improve posture
- Improve balance
- Improve general strength and co-ordination
- Facilitate activities of daily life e.g walking & stairs
- Reduce risk of falls
- Promote general well-being
- Last but not least we hope to make our courses stimulating, friendly and fun!
There are a maximum of 5 people per class. Everyone is encouraged to exercise at their own level. Exercises are carried out in standing & sitting, taking elements of pilates and yoga as well as traditional strengthening.
There is a handout of key exercises each week to enable some practice at home, as studies show that those exercising little and often (10 minutes a day, 5 times per week) have significantly lower risk of falling and the associated ill health.
Classes run in half termly in courses of 6 or 7 weeks payable in advance.
All participants undergo an initial 1:1 consultation with one of our physiotherapists to identify keys issues, set goals and ensure that the class is appropriate for them.
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Chichester Physiotherapy are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and also registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC)