The Physio Company are happy to announce that we will be commencing Pilates Classes in our clinics in Patrick’s Quay and Mallow, Cork. Our Clinical Pilates classes will be conducted by Chartered Physiotherapists.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a mat based form of exercise which is low impact in nature and uses gentle resistance to both strengthen and lengthen the muscles of the whole body but with a particular emphasis on strengthening the core.
Our Physios offer both APPI and STOTT Pilates.
What is the difference between APPI and STOTT Pilates?
STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates which incorporates scientific research and modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. It’s used by rehabilitating patients, back pain patients, athletes and everyone in between.
APPI Pilates is designed by Physiotherapists specifically for use in a rehabilitation setting. It is based on segmental spinal stabilization research from the University of Queensland Australia. The APPI method has a broad application and is suitable for use in Orthopaedic care, women’s health, low back pain, high level athletic settings and as an effective method of toning, improving posture and injury prevention. Pilates is suitable for all ages from 8-80 years and all levels of activity.
Aim of Classes
Our classes are designed for both men and women of all ages to help relieve chronic back pain, decrease stress levels, improve posture and coordination, and improve your sporting performance. We have beginners, improvers and men’s APPI Pilates classes, suitable for those who exercise regularly to those who have been inactive due to injury.
Pilates is excellent for:
Reducing risk of injuryRehabilitation after injuries incurredRelieving chronic back painImproving balance and agilityIncreasing core strength and stabilityImproving motor controlIncreasing joint flexibilityImproving self confidence and relieving stressImproving posture and postural problemsImproving sports performance (golf, field sports, skiing, skating etc.)Heightening body awarenessToning and body conditioning – creating longer, leaner muscles
For more information about our Pilates classes click on the following locations:
Patrick’s Quay, Cork: Beginner & Improvers STOTT Pilates classes: begin on Wednesday 21st September and will run for duration of 8 weeks
Mallow, Cork: Beginner, Improvers & Men’s Pilates classes: begin on Tuesday 25th October and will run for a duration of 8 weeks