Book a Physio Pilates or Yoga Class with Chartered Physiotherapist and Member of Yoga Alliance Professionals
To Book a Physio Pilates class or Yoga class online please contact Niamh on 01 6856124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Physio Pilates and focuses on improving the conditioning of the entire body in a balanced, non-impact approach which in turn helps the body function in a more efficient manner. Pilates concentrates on activating the core muscles of the body, both the inner core muscles, transverse abdominus, pelvic floor, diaphram, multifidis as well as the outer core muscles, the gluteals, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominus etc so that they work together to improve posture and strength. Physio Pilates is based on the latest evidence in exercise therapy.
Yoga consists of Postures which work to strengthen and make the body more supple which in turn reduces pain and stiffness. Breathing techniques in Yoga help to increase vitality, improves the respiratory system, and strengthens the nervous system by reducing any over sensitivity that may be contributing to pain or discomfort in the body. Meditation practices in Yoga help to calm the mind and reduce stress in the body which in turn reduces overall pain and discomfort.
Physio Pilates and Yoga are suitable for all ages
Physio Pilates and Yoga are suitable for all ages as it is a low impact exercise programme which is carried out on a mat. A few light props may be used in Pilates such as a theraband, and later when you’re ready to progress and challenge your core strength, physio balls can be used.
Falls and poor balance is a primary concern for the older population and studies have shown that Pilates and Yoga can significantly improve static and dynamic balance. Through building up strength in your abdominals, gluteals, arms and legs your coordination improves and you develop a greater sense of body awareness that improves your balance and makes you more stable on your feet. This in turn increases your confidence in carrying out daily activities.