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.
"Thank you Lucinda for teaching me some simple yet very effective back exercises which have kept me pain free for over a year now, they have made a tremendous difference to my quality of life."
"Lucinda has consistently demonstrated her in depth knowledge and treatment skills in managing my neck pain following a long-term whiplash injury and each time quickly rectifies any difficulties in a few sessions."
"Lucinda’s physiotherapy background helps immensely with her approach to Pilates and she is able to work through injuries and enable me to exercise when I was too worried to."
"Lucinda has seen me through a multitude of injuries over the years and kept me running competitively despite these, including a PB half marathon shortly after a significant tendon injury."
"Lucinda was recommended to me following major surgery for a knee ligament injury. She was able to get me back to my pre-injury level of semi professional rugby, which at the time seemed unlikely."
"Lucinda consistently addresses a variety of injuries I pick up and enables me to keep competing despite all of these."
"Fantastic service with high level of knowledge and expertise demonstrated throughout, would highly recommend Lucinda."
"After many years of chronic back pain and a variety of specialists, I was referred to Lucinda and within 6 sessions I was amazed at the reduction in my symptoms and the increase in my movement."