Introduction to Pilates
Many physiotherapists now use Pilates methods for rehabilitation of injuries as well as improving clients posture, maintaining mobility and flexibility. Much of the current research into injury prevention and management advocates movement and exercise as part of the management.
Pilates is a good way to maintain good movement patterns, build strength and flexibility. It is important though that your instructor works closely with you to make sure that you are performing the exercises well.
Clinical Pilates is taught specifically to physiotherapists who have an expert knowledge of the body and injury mechanisms and they use Pilates as part of the rehabilitation model. Either we give individual programmes during your treatment sessions or advise that you may benefit from joining a class.
Benefits of class environment
At JYphysiotherapy we run a number of different Pilates classes as physiotherapists. We have 3 evening classes based at THE CANBURY STUDIO, 12o Canbury Park Avenue, KT2 6JZ. (please see details below)
Canbury Park Avenue is 5 minutes from Kingston town centre, and Kingston bus and train station. The classes hold up to 15 people are run by qualified physiotherapists.
The classes are suitable for different levels of fitness so please give us a call if you are not sure what will suit your needs. The classes are mixed.
We also run a morning class at RIVERSIDE TENNIS CLUB, Cambry Gardens, Lower Ham Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5AJ.
We also have a number of small groups running out of people's homes.
Classes are great to help you maintain commitment to exercise. Often the core and flexibility aspects of your routine tend to get dropped with time and so Pilates is a good way to maintain these.
All evidence points towards exercise being beneficial especially if you can keep it up regularly, classes offer that support. Exercising in groups can be more social and FUN! So come along and have a try.
As a physiotherapist we work on good technique so you can make the most of the exercises.
Benefits of Pilates include improved posture and core stability, increased flexibility, prevention of injuries restoration of normal movement patterns, increased co-ordination and muscular control and firmer and flatter stomach muscles. Improved overall body tone and improved balance. All physiotherapists are APPI trained.
We currently run 3 classes in the Kingston area;
120 Canbury Park Road
Kingston Upon Thames
7-9pm - Improvers Pilates (APPI physiotherapist instructor) This class is designed for those who are progressing from level 1 to level 2. The exercises are gradually progressed and become more challenging for strength but a big component still addresses flexibility and quality of movements. This class is good for those looking for a harder session.
6.30-7.30pm - Gentle Pilates (APPI physiotherapist instructor)
This class is for those who are just getting started with Pilates. It works on the basic movement patterns and builds your technique. It's not an easy class! It just focuses more on technique and building the right patterns to help you progress. This runs as a 6 week course which you need to attend. You may then be ready to progress.
7.35-8.35pm - Intermediate- Advanced class (APPI physiotherapist instructor)
This class is for those who have been doing Pilates and have solid foundations for the movement patterns. Positions can be more challenging and there is a larger component that is strength based. It aims to challenge you in all areas, stamina/ strength/ balance and co-ordination. If you haven't done Pilates, but you have a good strength base, it's worth starting with the beginners to get the positioning and then progressing.
This class is aimed at those who would like to do exercises in a class environment but may not want to be getting on the floor to do mat work.
It will be a class filled with exercises to strengthen and get you moving.
The exercises will be from a chair.
You will need to be independently mobile and medically stable and we ask you get a health check first from your GP.
If you are interested please get in touch to discuss if it’s suitable for you.
Class time Wednesday at 10.45-11.30am
Cost £7.50 per session.
£42 for 6 sessions
Location: Canbury Medical Centre/
Introduction to Pilates
This class is aimed at people returning into exercise following an injury.
It is also suitable for post-natal women at any stage of returning to activity.
This smaller class runs through principles of Pilates and starts with the basics. The smaller numbers in the class help with more individualised sessions.
The programme is 6 weeks long and can bring you up to join the gentle Pilates sessions.
Saturdays at Canbury Medical Centre
Equipment needed: please bring your own mat.
No babies at this class unfortunately.
Cost £14 per session
£75 for a block of 6
Next block starts 18th December
New year block starts 13th January
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Level 1 Abdominal Routine
Stage 1 Abds
Pilates Setting position 4 point/quadraped
For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 0208 0909330 or email us at email@example.com
- Back Pain and Sciatic pain
- Ante and post natal Back pain
- Hip pain
- Tendon pain
- The Young Sports person
- Sports Injury
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
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How to find us
JY Physiotherapy, 304 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7AQ [Map]
JY Physiotherapy, The Canbury Medical Health Centre, 1 Elm Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6HR [Map]