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Aylesbury, Wendover, Stoke Mandeville, Aston Clinton, Weston Turville, Tring, Berkhamstead, Amersham, Pitstone, Haddenham, Great Missenden, Princes Risborough, Hemel Hempstead, Waddesdon, Whitchurch, Chesham.

 

Conditions Treated

Low Back Pain, Slipped Disc, Prolapsed Disc, Spondylolisthesis, Neck Pain, Torticollis, Wry Neck, Cervical Spondylosis, Cervical Headaches, Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Injury, Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Impingement, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Wrist Pain, Sprained Wrist, Hand Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Thoracic Spine Pain, Sacroiliac Dysfunction, Hip Pain, Groin Strain, Thigh Strain, Hamstring Tear, Quadriceps Tear, Knee Pain, Meniscal Tear, Torn Cartilage, Jumpers Knee, Patella Tendinopathy, Patello-Femoral Dysfunction, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Anterior Knee Pain, Growing Pains, Calf Pain, Shin Splints, Achilles Tendinopathy, Ankle Sprain, Foot Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Over-pronation, Flat Feet, Biomechanical Problems, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Pre-Operative Rehabilitation, Muscle Imbalance, Joint Stiffness, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Muscle Tears, Joint Instability, Orthotics, Pilates, Stress Fractures, Sciatica, Peripheral Neuropathy, Sprains and Strains, Sports Injuries.

Pilates

The Pilates method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to rehabilitate prisoners of war. Post war Joseph went on to establish his own Pilates studio in New York where he worked predominantly with dance and ballet students. Pilates has gained increasing recognition by the sporting and medical professions and is now widely used by many professional athletes and those recovering from injury. More recently it's increased in popularity through celebrity endorsements with the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Anniston and Pippa Middleton becoming avid followers.

The Pilates method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to rehabilitate prisoners of war. Post war Joseph went on to establish his own Pilates studio in New York where he worked predominantly with dance and ballet students. Pilates has gained increasing recognition by the sporting and medical professions and is now widely used by many professional athletes and those recovering from injury. More recently it's increased in popularity through celebrity endorsements with the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Anniston and Pippa Middleton becoming avid followers.

Pilates works well for anybody; whether you are an athlete, pre or post pregnancy, recovering from injury, or someone who has never done exercise before, everyone can benefit. With the Pilates method you achieve a stronger, leaner and more efficient body. It improves posture, flexibility, joint mobility, as well as reducing  stress and tension.

The method focuses on activating the deep abdominal and back muscles which act like the body's natural corset. This helps to achieve stability in the torso making the body more efficient. Pilates also targets the buttock or Gluteal muscles which are generally weak in most individuals because of poor posture.

Pilates & Back Pain

80% of individuals suffer at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime, a condition which can also become recurrent. There has been research into the deep abdominal and back muscles showing that they are specifically affected by back pain and they reduce in size and don't work properly. Even when pain has subsided normal function is not restored. Pilates helps to actively recruit these muscles again and strengthen the body's natural corset. Improtantly it helps to reduce the frequency and reccurrance of back pain.

Pilates @ Halton Physiotherapy

Classes are run by Elaine MacWhirter who is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Certified Pilates Instructor (APPI) and has been teaching Pilates since 2003.

Classes are small to ensure a high level of individual supervision.  A thorough questionnaire is completed before entry into a class and an individual assessment may also be indicated. It is not uncommon for clients to be doing slightly different exercises tailored to their individual needs in the same class. A variety of equipment is used such as magic circles, resistance bands, weights, foam rollers and stability balls to make it more challenging and fun!

There are options of 1:1 sessions or smaller group sessions as well as antenatal and postnatal pilates.

For additional information about Pilates or to book yourself into a class or individual session either: