with Nicola Williams
Level 1 / 2
Clinical Pilates is a modification of traditional Pilates developed by physiotherapists, movement specialists and biomechanics experts for people experiencing acute or chronic pain, suffering from illness or recovering from surgery or injury. These classes taught by degree level therapists or clinicians specialising in movement dysfunction and utilise the most up to date research on movement and exercise therapy.
Many exercises are adapted for each individual person to enable correct function and control, and the clinician is able to identify incorrect muscle activity. These classes focus more on isolated muscle activity (individual muscles or group).
This is a Level 1/2 class where isolated and compound (more than 1 muscle or group of muscles) exercises are performed for longer periods than other clinical classes in order to improve endurance and function and will include a higher percentage of mobility and flexibility exercises than higher level classes.
I'll use my clinical expertise and education to feel and understand the strengths and weaknesses in the body and how this could be contributing to pain and dysfunction. These classes will re-iterate the basics of breathing, core control and positioning in each class and will allow the time to feel the exercises correctly
Suitable for those with mobility issues, joint restriction and muscle stiffness, and are slightly fearful of movement and exercise.
Not suitable for the total beginner or people with acute pain.
Suitable for those with mild to moderate chronic pain and the older client.