Clinical Pilates

What is Pilates

Pilates is a series of exercises that involves working muscles from the inside out. This means changing the way our bodies have become accustomed to working due to environmental pressures, lifestyle, occupation, stress, injuries, and illness. Pilates helps re-educate the brain on how it controls the muscles by adjusting the firing order in which muscles are recruited, in turn correcting muscular imbalance, restoring alignment and posture, bringing back homeostasis within the body’s systems and maximising energy efficiency.

Pilates is suitable for all ages, abilities and can be adapted depending on your requirements.

Pilates creates secure muscles that are stable and flexible, so we work to our best ability.

 

If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.” 

Said By Joseph Pilates

 

Benefits

Improves joint mobility and coordination - Helps you to reach and bend safely.

Improved balance, flexibility, and stability – helps decrease chance of falls and injuries.

Improve posture and muscle tone – You look and feel healthier.

Improve mental exercise – Helps concentration, reduce worrying and stress.

Improve breathing and endurance – You’re able to do more without being out of breath.

Improves knowledge of your body - Automatic use of correct, efficient body movements to prevent strains and decrease pains.

 

 History of Pilates

Joseph Pilates gave us the building block for core stability and rehabilitation back in the 1920s with 34 original moves. Joseph was an ill child and took ideas from all different sports to help build his own body to be healthy. He then opened his own studio to helps athletes, and the public, prevent or rehabilitate from injuries.  It is only in the last couple of decades that sports science research has helped us see more clearly why some of his ideas when taught by others work brilliantly on some people but not on others. It depends on the knowledge and understanding of the instructors and how they adapt the moves to suit clients. Pilates only progresses when you are ready.

Fitness Pilates Verses Clinical Pilates

The scientific community has taken an interest in Pilates. There are varying levels and standards of training in Pilates involving the amount of anatomy and physiology training given, sometimes leaving little understanding of the inner working of the mechanical body. This has resulted in certain clients getting good results while others do not. By infusing Pilates exercises with well-established physiotherapy concepts and thereby scientific validity, clinical Pilates was born.

Clinical Pilates - Original 34 moves adapted with recent scientific research, includes Anatomy & Physiology training and class sizes do not increase above 12 places so the instructor is able to observe and adapt the classes for individual requirements.

Correct Muscle Recruitment 
  1. Local Stabilisers - Stabilise
  2. Global Stabilisers – Secure
  3. Global mobilisers - Move
Order we natural adapt to over time – unstable

3, Global mobilisers - Move

2, Local Stabilisers - Stabilise

1, Global Stabilisers – Secure

 

Muscle Recruitment  

Pilates helps re-educate the brain on how it controls the muscles by adjusting the firing order in which muscles are recruited, in turn correcting muscular imbalance, restoring alignment and posture.

Changing the way our bodies have become accustomed to working due to environmental pressures, lifestyle, occupation, stress, injuries, and illness.

 

Pilates Pricing

Pilates Sessions
Pay As You Go 2018
6 Week Block 2018

If you can not make a session please cancel 24 hours before your session so you then can join a catch up session.

Chair Pilates Classes 45 mins

£6
£32
Full Pilates Classes 60 mins
£7
£38
One to One Session 60 mins

£30
£180 plus a free Postural Assessment
Postural Assessment 45 mins
Follow up Postural Assessment 30 mins

£35
£25
Book a Postural Assessment today so you can personalise your Pilates sessions to restore alignment and posture.
See from photo evidence your postural change, body alignment improve and general shape and tone of your body refined.

Chair Pilates

Chair Pilates

Pilates Lonuge

Pilates Lounge

Day
Chair Pilates
Full Pilates    
Chair & Floor
Full Pilates 
Tuesdays
11.00am – 11.45am 
 
5.30pm – 6.30pm      
Wednesdays
 
 
2.30pm – 3.30pm
6.30pm – 7.30pm    
Thursdays
3pm – 3.45pm
4.00pm - 5.00pm                 
 

All Classes will be held in the Daisy Haye Lounge, Ball Haye Road, Leek, ST13 6AU

You must book in advance to attend any sessions and If you can not attend you must cancel with 24 hours notice so others can have your space.

Before Starting Any Pilates Sessions

Natasha must see anyone that wants to do a Pilates sessions for a Free Pilates Consultation before starting. You can book this online, by calling Natasha on 07894147215 or email Natasha@polishedleek.com. Please bring any medication or medical details i.e. physio exercises, MRI scans, heart or illness concerns. You must fill out and sign the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) before your free consultation, Natasha can email to you or you can collect from the Salon. Please bring your PARQ to your consultation, this is so you and any medical practitioners you are currently with are happy with you attending Pilates. Please run through any details with your medical practitioner as they might want you and myself to aware of things before you are start any Pilates sessions. Please pass any advice on to me so I can give you the best Pilates sessions for your needs.

Life Long Conditions and Pain

Many people suffer with life long conditions for which we often do not have a ‘cure’; such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and degenerative spinal disc disease.

Institutes such as ARUK and NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recognise the benefits and importance of exercise in the management of these conditions.

Self management exercise programmes such as Pilates, can be very helpful to teach correct postural alignment and stabilisation of the joints in the body, thus empowering individuals to manage their own mechanical back pain. Pilates exercises will teach the effective recruitment and retraining of deep stabilising muscles (core stability) thus helping to prevent the recurrence of back pain, in addition to improving posture, flexibility and strength. 

Therapeutic exercise vs surgery

Recent studies have shown that there is no statistical difference between surgery and therapeutic exercise in the management and improvement of joint complaints, such as degenerative cartilage injuries/tears in the knee. This means that engagement in a suitably tailored exercise programme, such as Pilates can be just as effective as a surgical procedure.

But if you are in lots of pain how do you start exercising?

We know and appreciate that during times of flare up, episodes of pain can severely disrupt a persons daily living activities, causing understandable reluctance to engage in an exercise programme. However, normal movement is vital during these times and too much resting/inactivity can prolong these painful episodes.

 

 

 

Payments & Cancellations

Polished Policy

Before Your First Appointment or Pilates Session.

A consultation card must be filled in to ensure that all the treatment I provide are suitable for you. 

You must bring the physical activity readiness questionnaire signed to your free consultation before attending any Pilates sessions. 

Payments and Cancellations

We accept card, cash or bank transfers before completion of treatment, we do not accept cheques and a deposit may be required for multiple treatments. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel an appointment, otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of the treatment will be charged or lose of a pre-paid block booking session.

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