Physiotherapy Led Pilates Classes
Physiotherapy-led Pilates Classes
Theresa Slattery MISCP is delighted to announce that she will recommence our Physiotherapy led Pilates programme. Theresa discusses this below.
“Do you suffer from a stiff and sore back or neck? Looking for a way to rebuild your core strength and improve mobility? Have you been wondering how to start back into exercise after lock down?
Well Pilates is a great place to start. Currently I see a range of people who would benefit from Pilates and often recommend it to patients to continue with once they have overcome their injury, as a way to maintain strength and prevent a recurrence of injuries.
Why do I recommend Pilates?
Pilates focuses on three main areas: stability, mobility and breath awareness. It helps the body to relearn how to move in the most efficient way. The more we can learn to build awareness of these areas the more we use them in day to day life and the more we can notice when they are out of sync.
In a Pilates class we work through a series of slow sustained exercises focusing on control and breath awareness. Including breath awareness as part of the movements is hugely beneficial for our bodies. Our bodies are often caught in a state of stress or flight or fight (and even more so in the last year during the pandemic) and classes are designed to relax the nervous system and help people switch out of this fight or flight mode.
Why join the Galway Bay Physiotherapy-led Pilates classes?
Classes will be taught by a Chartered Physiotherapist who can guide each person safely through the class. I will also ensure everyone is observed and supported, whilst also keeping it challenging for various levels of ability. Classes will be kept to a small number which allows for modification and adaptation of certain exercises for people with various injuries.
What if you don’t feel ready to join a class just yet?
One on one Pilates sessions with is also available
Information about the classes:
No experience is necessary and classes will be aimed at a beginner level. All classes are Mat-based and all you need to bring to class is your own mat. We will go through any past medical history or injury queries before starting classes and classes will run in blocks of 6 weeks”.
Theresa Slattery MISCP