Benefits of Pilates led by Physiotherapist

Benefits of Pilates led by Physiotherapist

The importance of learning Pilates from a Physiotherapist

Have you ever been in a situation in a class whereby you have felt that an exercise does not make sense or that it hurts? You may be unsure of the purpose of the exercise and whether you are doing the movement properly. How do you know if the move should hurt your back? You rely on quality instruction, and you need the instructor to be aware of your problems, especially if these are the problems that you are trying to rehabilitate. Hence, it's importance of learning Pilates from a Physiotherapist.


If you have mechanical back pain you should benefit from the principles and movements of Pilates. However, if the purpose of the exercises is not adequately explained and your technique is not checked then you could be doing the movements wrong. This could then actually make the pain worse.

Physiotherapist’s receive advanced education in anatomy and exercise prescription throughout their qualification programme and after graduation with ongoing continuing professional development. A physiotherapist will understand the nature of the injury or problem you are presenting with. They will therefore be able to modify the exercises to ensure they are appropriate and the most effective for your needs.

As an allied health professional they will have contacts with local GPs, nurses and so on you will receive a multi-disciplinary approach to care if necessary. If  further investigations are required or if you need a referral for additional treatment your physiotherapist will recognise this and can act on it directly.

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It is common and needs Physiotherapy intervention to correct the muscle imbalances that may be presenting. Pilates is a method that Physiotherapists can use to correct these imbalances. Within a private setting it is also an affordable means to receiving ongoing Physiotherapy advice and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists can give full rehabilitation by using Pilates. The sessions are utilising clinical reasoning and Pilates so that clients get a balance of strength and flexibility exercises.  It then complement the class of the week before and the forthcoming week. Each pilates exercise is put into a class for a desired outcome. The Physiotherapists will know other exercises that achieve the same outcome. They therefore can give alternatives within the class if necessary without causing a disturbance or any embarrassment. Physiotherapists usse exercises from their repertoire of Pilates. But also from their never ending database of Physiotherapy exercises learnt throughout their career.

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