Clinical Pilates


What is Pilates?

Pilates is a combination of strengthening, toning and stretching exercises.  It targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall posture, quality of movement and core stability.


The medical world is now realising the benefits of the Pilates method for the prevention and rehabilitation of back injuries.


Pilates helps:

  • Those recovering from back pain or spinal surgery

  • Those with joint problems

  • Sport injuries

  • Injury prevention

  • General fitness and body awareness

Pilates is beneficial for:

  • Improving mobility and flexibility

  • Improving core strength

  • Improving posture and quality of movement

  • Improving balance and co-ordination

  • Improving pelvic floor function

  • Relieving stress

Pilates classes at Fitzwilliam

After an initial assessment of any spinal conditions your physiotherapist may refer you to a class where you can learn the Pilates principles and basic exercises. No matter how fit you are you will be shown the basic levels first, progressing as you become stronger. You will be encouraged to work at your own level of difficulty.

Classes will be taken be taken by a Chartered Physiotherapist who has undertaken specialised training.

You will be asked to commit a course of 6 classes. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Mats and head cushions are provided. You may like to bring your own towel.

If you would like any further information, please contact: Tel: 01733 308 238

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