Pilates

Pilates is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back.

This is based on literature that demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain. Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilising muscles for patients with low back pain and other injuries.

Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilising muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.

Although Pilates can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries, it is also extremely beneficial for everyone regardless of age or ability and studies suggest regular Pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.