Clinical Pilates


What is Clinical Pilates

Pilates is named after its creator, Joseph Pilates.  It is an exercise programme that works the whole body by co-ordinating the deep postural muscles with the muscles of the upper and lower body.  Pilates is becoming more widely recognised in the medical world as a valuable method of injury prevention and rehabilitation. 

Here at Woodthorpe Hospital the Pilates classes are led by a Chartered Physiotherapist who has undergone specific training. They offer the class participants an exercise programme that focuses on correct movement patterns, core stability and increased postural awareness.

For further information please call the Physiotherapy department directly on 0115 9932 033

Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and is particularly beneficial to those with:

  • a history of low back pain
  • recent surgery or rehabilitation needs
  • arthritis or joint pain
  • postnatal hip or back pain
  • pelvic floor problems
  • postural problems

Pilates class times

Beginners: Tuesday 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Intermediate: Wednesday 2.30pm to 3.30pm 

Places are limited to 8 per class.

For further information please call the Physiotherapy department directly on 0115 9932 033

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