WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is an exercise discipline which concentrates on the strengthening of the core muscles of the body. The aim of Pilates is to strengthen and tone these muscles to improve posture and support the spine. This is achieved via specific functional movements to develop an awareness of breathing and movement.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES?
- Prevention & management of musculoskeletal pain
- Rehabilitation of sports injuries
- Rehabilitation after surgery or trauma
- Sports-specific conditioning, cross-training & technique modification
- Osteoporosis & arthritis prevention/management
- Management of pelvic floor weakness & incontinence
- Ante-natal & post-natal fitness
WHO SHOULD DO PILATES?
Pilates caters for everyone – from sportspeople who want to improve core strength and prevent injury, to pregnant women, to elderly who are wishing to improve balance and stability. Our physiotherapists will tailor a program to suit your needs, and will be on hand to answer any questions during your sessions.
HOW DO I BEGIN MY PILATES PROGRAM WITH ACCENT PHYSIOTHERAPY?
At Accent Physiotherapy we tailor an individual program to suit your needs. Your first session will involve a one-on-one appointment with the physiotherapist who will complete a thorough musculoskeletal assessment and teach you how to “switch on” your core muscles. At subsequent one-on-one sessions your physiotherapist will provide you with specific exercises and instruct you on the correct technique for these exercises. Once your program has been established you are able to access the equipment independently and at a time that suits you.
Specialized Pilates equipment available for your use at Accent Physiotherapy includes reformers, trapeze table, and WundaChair. We also utilize Swiss balls, therabands, weights and pulleys, foam rollers and bolsters, wobble boards and other balance equipment.
A physiotherapist will be on hand at each of your sessions to oversee your workout and provide assistance if you need it.