The pilates method is a mind-body centering technique that emphasises the importance of central core stability.
The essence of physiotherapy aims to create a balanced aligned body, pilates compliments this perfectly. Matwork pilates consists of exercises performed on the mat that are designed to promote core stability, flexibility, endurance, postural and body awareness and to correct muscle imbalances.
Pilates is based on the following eight principles:
I am an experienced senior physiotherapist for the East Cheshire NHS trust. (HCPC PH96656)
After qualifying with a first class honours degree I have trained with the APPI to gain my Matwork pilates 1-3. Since then I have taught pilates to a wide range of clients from beginners with a wide range of weaknesses across Cheshire.
Alongside Pilates I am a keen horse-rider competing at national competitions with my noble steed Bob. I also run with Biddulph running club completing my first half marathon in Edinburgh May '13. Add to this annual skiing and weekly netball, I appreciate the importance for strong underlying core stability.
Classes are matwork based with each session including a warm-up and cool-down stretches. Equipment and mats are provided. Sessions cater for up to 8 people, in 6 week blocks. Sessions are flexible around planned holidays.
Sessions are suitable for post-natal, sports injuries, post-operative and general de-conditioning. Sessions will be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Next to Congleton Leisure Centre
Century Mill Worrall St, CW12 1DT